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Health Law

A comprehensive research guide to Health Law, focusing on ASU resources.


This research guide is for people seeking information on federal and Arizona health law, including public health law, healthcare practice, health insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, and current health law news.

Subscription Databases

If you are a student of the College of Law, these databases will save you time by grouping together related materials.

Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law password required)

  • Health Practice Center
    The Health Practice Center provides access to health-specific news, regulatory agency guidance and tracking, expert analysis, practical guidance, and other primary and secondary sources.
  • Health Law & Business News
    This Bloomberg Law news page provides access to articles addressing law and health issues.

Lexis+ (Lexis+ password required)

  • Healthcare Law Practice Center
    The Healthcare Law Practice Center provides access to some of the most well-regarded and accessed legal sources, including primary law, secondary sources, news, and analysis.

Westlaw (Westlaw password required)

  • Health Law Daily Briefing
    Original expert analysis on health topics from Thomson Reuters.
  • Health Law Practice Guide
    The Health Law Practice Guide offers experienced practitioners as well as those new to the area a comprehensive reference work on all of the significant topics that comprise this body of law.
  • Practitioner Insights for Health
    This resource provides access to news, cases, statutes, regulations, proposed legislation, and more, all specific to medical and health issues.
  • Health Law Daily
    This resource provides news and expert analysis on health law and compliance developments.


ASU Library One Search
To see a complete list of materials available in the library related to the legal issues of health, search the catalog for Public Health Law, Medical Technology -- Government Policy -- United States, or Medical Policy -- United States.

Public Health Law in a Nutshell (James G. Hodge, 2022)
This title, also available as an eBook, from West Academic, provides an informative and concise assessment of the critical role of law in American society to protect the community's health. The book covers the constitutional sources and limits of public health law, as well as historic and modern attempts to regulate in the interests of public health and safety.

Essentials of Health Policy and Law (Sara E. Wilensky & Joel B. Teitelbaum, 2022)
Provides students of public health, medicine, nursing, public policy, and health administration with an introduction to a broad range of seminal issues in U.S. health policy and law, analytic frameworks for studying these complex issues, and an understanding of the ways in which health policies and laws are formulated, implemented, and applied.

Public Health Law Research:  Theory and Methods (Alexander C. Wagenaar & Scott C. Burris, eds., 2013)
This title, also available as an eBook, from ProQuest Ebook Central, explores the mechanisms, theories, and models central to public health law research.

State Legislation
This resource maintained by Temple University's Beasley School of Law collects information on state-level laws related to health care. It offers Interactive Law Maps, which enable users to access the law as it exists today and see how it has changed over time, provides access to Policy Surveillance Reports prepared by the Public Health Law Research program, and makes the underlying data, codebooks, and protocols of the Reports available.

National Association of County and City Health Officials
This website provides information on community heath, environmental health, infrastructure and systems, and preparedness. NACCHO also provides model practices pertaining to public health.

National Conference of State Legislatures
NCSL is a bipartisan research organization serving legislators and staff of all 50 states. It provides research, technical assistance, and the ability for policymakers to exchange ideas. NCSL tracks important Health issues in state legislatures and provides information on programs sponsored by NCSL.

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
This resource maintained by the CDC provides current and historical data on state-level efforts to prevent and control tobacco use. Information can be browsed by topic, and detailed reports can be generated for individual states.

Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law password required)

  • Health Law Chart Builders
    Health Law Chart Builders allow you to find, compare, and contrast state and federal laws and regulations on trending healthcare topics. They provide concise summaries of each state's legal and regulatory regime for the topic selected, and can be customized to bring up only those jurisdictions and topics of interest to you.

Westlaw (Westlaw password required)