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Research Spotlight: Shepherding Nevada’s Medicaid Program through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Enrollment in Nevada’s Medicaid program has increased dramatically this year – by over 18% in just 9 months – as the country continues to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

More Health Law Program News

  • 06/26/2018 - Professor Stacey Tovino continues her research in a wide variety of civil and regulatory health law areas. In her new article A Right to Care forthcoming in Alabama Law Review, Prof. Tovino reports the results of a fifty-state benchmark... read more
  • 06/26/2018 - Dr. David Orentlicher served on the planning committee for a workshop on physician aid in dying that was sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He also discussed his scholarship on why we’re seeing a... read more
  • 05/14/2018 - Dr. Leslie C. Griffin is UNLV's William S. Boyd Professor of Law. She will spend next year as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston). The Institute has a... read more
  • 03/08/2018 - Susan M. Pitz, class of '02, serves as general counsel at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC). UMC, a publicly owned and operated hospital, has been serving the health care needs of Southern Nevadans since 1931. UMC has... read more
  • 03/08/2018 - Bringing New Developments into the Classroom Finding creative ways to engage and inspire students, Cynthia Asher incorporates current events and cases into her Healthcare Organization and Finance course. This past year, healthcare reform has... read more
  • 03/08/2018 - Sara Gordon is an Associate Professor at the UNLV Boyd School of Law and a charter member of the UNLV Health Law Program. Her research centers on the experiences of individuals with mental illness and addiction who enter the criminal justice... read more
  • 03/07/2018 - In a recent project, Professor Gakh and colleagues examined how governors across the U.S. exercise their executive power to address public health, specifically through issuing Gubernatorial Executive Orders (GEOs). His research team conducted... read more
  • 01/16/2018 - Almost fifteen years have passed since the federal government’s important protections for patient privacy took effect. Yet hospitals, insurers, pharmacies, and doctors’ offices continue to disregard their legal (and ethical)... read more
  • 01/16/2018 - As it's become increasingly clear that substance abuse is much more of a health problem than a legal problem, Prof. Gordon’s Mental Health Law students become well-versed in key medical responses to drug abuse. For a... read more
  • 01/16/2018 - Ann McGinley is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of disability, employment, and torts law and a leader in Multidimensional Masculinities Theory, an emerging discipline that studies how social norms of masculinity influence... read more
  • 01/10/2018 - We’re proud of our student scholarship at Boyd Law, and Charlotte Buys is a great example. President of the Health Law Society and studying toward the Health Law Concentration, Ms. Buys recently co-authored an article on the “... read more
  • 01/05/2018 - Boyd alum Dr. Paul Janda ('16) put his health law expertise to very good use last year when he helped craft and pass a Nevada brain death statute. Although the law has recognized brain death for some four decades, it is not always... read more
  • 11/28/2017 - Professor Ann McGinley teaches Disability Law as part of the Health Law Program at Boyd.  Students cap off the semester by performing architectural barrier assessments of community sites. These assessments determine whether the location... read more
  • 11/28/2017 - Max Gakh, JD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the UNLV School of Community Health Sciences and the Associate Director of the UNLV Health Law Program. His research centers on the intersection of law, policy, and public health and investigates... read more
  • 11/28/2017 - Professor Leslie Griffin's recent work focuses on the place of patients in the world of bioethics. In 2015, she published a new bioethics casebook, Practicing Bioethics Law, with co-author Professor Joan Krause of the University of North... read more

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