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Bioethics resources on the web
From the National Institutes of Health - contains sections on Bioethics within the NIH, federal bioethics resources, general resources and specific topics.


The Doctor's Reference Site
Lists medical web-sites in Australia, practice information, medical books and other publications and lots more - not a legal site though.


Devaluation of a Constitutional Guarantee: The History of Section 51(xxiiiA) of the Commonwealth Constitution
Article by Dr Danuta Mendelson: (1999) 23 Melbourne University Law Review 308. Section 51(xxiiiA) gives the Commonwealth government powers in relation to "the provision of maternity allowances, widows' pensions, child endowment, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services (not not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription), benefits to students and family allowances"

The Birth Torts: Damages for Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life
Article by Dean Stretton in (2005) 20 Deakin Law Review 319 (PDF)

United States

American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
This site contains a welcome page and sections on: research conferences, news, membership, publications, connections and contact information.

Bioethics Law in New York State
At the UB Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care. This contains information about US legal cases, reports, legislation and other relevant resources.

Health Care Law
Part of the Lexis Legal Research Guide

The Health Law Resource
'This page is for those interested in health care law. Primarily, this page is intended as a resource for health care practitioners, professionals or anyone interested in learning more about the dynamic field of health care law, and more specifically, the regulatory and transactional aspects of health care law practice.' It includes information in the following subject areas: telemedicine/informatics, bioethics/patients, privacy, medicare/medicaid, fraud and abuse, mergers and acquisitions and issues in the news. It also includes related government links, health and technology links and fun links.

National Human Genome Research Institute
Includes sections on news, policy and ethics, research, educational information and more.

Hieros Gamos - Guide to Health Law
Contains links to relevant supranational organisations, national regimes, other resources, discussion groups, publications, related practices and US sources.

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7th June 2013