Health Law

What is Health Law?

Broadly defined, health law includes the law of public health, health care generally, and medical care specifically. Preserving public health is a primary duty of the state. Health law and regulations are therefore almost all administered at the state level. Many states delegate authority to subordinate governmental agencies such as the Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) boards. These boards are created by legislative acts.

Federal health law focuses on the activity of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It administers a wide variety of agencies and programs, like providing financial assistance to needy individuals; conducting medical and scientific research; providing health care and advocacy services; and enforcing laws and regulations related to human services. An important part of the HHS are the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversee the Medicare and Medicaid Programs. Their goal is to ensure that elderly and needy individuals receive proper medical care.

What are the Top Online Resources for Florida Health Law?

One resource for Florida Health Law at is the Florida Bar Health Law Section which has the goal to provide a forum for communication and education leading to the improvement and development of the field of health law.

The Department of State’s Administrative Code, Register and Laws Section is the filing point for rules promulgated by state regulatory agencies.  You can find the list of rules pertaining to health law by clicking here.

Educational information relating to Florida Health Law can be found at the introductory guide at Florida State University, College of Law.

Florida Health Law, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources can be found at

How Can FALR Help You?

At Florida Administrative Law Reports (FALR), we have comprehensively reported (go to FALR Publications) for decades on the full text regulatory decisions from all State of Florida Departments, Divisions, Boards, Bureaus, etc. pertaining to:

  • Certificate of Need (CON)
  • Professional Licensure
  • Facility Licensure
  • Medicaid Reimbursement
  • Among other areas…

As a byproduct of our publishing endeavors since January, 1979, we maintain comprehensive, unique archives of disciplinary actions against Florida Healthcare Practitioners going back as far as January, 1979.

In the course of summarizing and indexing Final Orders, we have continuously published full text cases. We have also developed the expertise to furnish prompt, professional, and reasonably priced legal research utilizing our print, online and officially provided legal research capabilities.

Numerous firms have utilized our research services, large and small.  No assignment is too big or small for our staff.

Access to our online FALR database is available on a per visit or day basis.

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