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Hodge collaborates on article in health law and policy journal

James G. Hodge Jr.
June 14, 2011

James G. Hodge Jr., the ASU Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at the College of Law, has co-authored an article in the Saint Louis University School of Law’s Journal of Health Law and Policy, “A Hidden Epidemic: Assessing the Legal Environment Underlying Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions in Emergencies.”

Hodge collaborated on the piece with Lainie Rutkow, an Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Management Department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and with Aubrey Joy Corcoran, a former Fellow in the College of Law’s Public Health Law and Policy Program.

The article assesses the legal environment underlying the identification, accommodation, response and treatment of mental illnesses and behavioral conditions within the population before, during and after major emergencies. The authors also address the legal duties of mental and behavioral health personnel during declared emergencies, and explore potential liability risks and immunity and indemnification protections from liability, among other topics.

To read the article, click here.

Hodge is Director of the Public Health Law and Policy Program at the College of Law. Through scholarly and applied work, he delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics and human rights. Hodge teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy. In September 2010, he was named Director of the Public Health Law Network - Western Region. He is a Faculty Fellow in the law school’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and an affiliate faculty member in the Global Health program in ASU’s School of Human Evolution & Social Change.

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