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Allopathic Medicine: NSU MD Library Guide: Health Law Resources

An instructional pathfinder to researching for Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

Good Places to Start

Tutorials on Health Law & Medical Research


The following individuals contributed pages, text, or information to this library guide: Sylvia Cano, Natalie Greenberg, Amal Masri, Carolyn Brown, Becka Rich, and Mary Paige Smith.  Portions of the text are taken, with permission, from final projects for Advanced Legal Research.

Introduction to Health Law Research

Health law is a complex field that involves federal and state case law, government administrative agencies and organizations, regulations, and much overlap with the medical field. It would be most beneficial for any researcher to begin their research by using secondary resources to obtain a general understanding of background information, which will ultimately lead to the most relevant statutes, regulations and case law. You should start your research broadly, and gradually narrow down your topic.

Here are the Bloomberg, Lexis and Westlaw Databases we recommend for this topic:

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