Akron Law Current News http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/rss.dot Akron Law Current News Sports law expert, Law Professor Jack Sahl, weighs in on Ray Rice NFL drama. http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=067e82d1-ac4b-4b49-89b1-951cbd23bd20 <p><span>Law professor&nbsp;</span><b>Jack Sahl</b><span>&nbsp;appeared on &ldquo;The Average Joe Sports Show&rdquo; on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.akronnewsnow.com/personalities/brad-russell">WAKR-AM</a><span>&nbsp;to discuss former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice&rsquo;s case against the NFL and his former team. For complete audio, click here:&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.akronnewsnow.com/personalities/brad-russell">http://www.akronnewsnow.com/personalities/brad-russell</a></p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:00 EDT 067e82d1-ac4b-4b49-89b1-951cbd23bd20 Associate Dean William Jordan named Fellow of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=3ce7a5bc-93f5-4046-b9ed-5e54925cc5d6 <p>William S. Jordan III, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at The University of Akron School of Law, was named a Fellow of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association. With this honor, Dean Jordan joins a list of esteemed fellows, including present and former United States Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Breyer, and Rehnquist; Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for the Obama Administration Cass Sunstein; C. Boyden Gray, White House Counsel to President George H. W. Bush and former United States Ambassador to the European Union; Ted Olson, former United States Solicitor General; and many other esteemed lawyers, judges and law professors.</p> <p>Bill Jordan has been involved with the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice for over 15 years. For the last 12 years, he has written the &ldquo;News from the Circuits&rdquo; column reporting on Administrative Law decisions in the U.S. Courts of Appeals in the Section&rsquo;s quarterly magazine. In addition, he has chaired the Judicial Review Committee. Further, he was elected to a 3-year term on the Council of the Section several years ago and has chaired the Publications Committee for several years, presiding over the publications of several books on administrative law each year. He has also organized or served on several panels at the Section&rsquo;s annual Fall Conference in Washington, D.C.. and, for the past several years, Bill has reported on recent developments in Rulemaking at the annual conference.</p> <p>Congratulations, Dean Jordan! Akron Law is so proud of you! For more information about Bill Jordan, please see his complete bio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uakron.edu/law/faculty/profile.dot?identity=692044">here</a>.</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:15:00 EDT 3ce7a5bc-93f5-4046-b9ed-5e54925cc5d6 Professor Katharine Van Tassel discusses the Ebola crisis and Ohio’s quarantine laws on The Jasen Sokol Show on 1590 WAKR (Akron) on Thursday, October 9th http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=cb0c8242-3359-4274-abd6-1bbbd6789970 <p>Professor Katharine Van Tassel discusses the Ebola crisis and Ohio&rsquo;s quarantine laws on The Jasen Sokol Show on 1590 WAKR (Akron) on Thursday, October 9th&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:00 EDT cb0c8242-3359-4274-abd6-1bbbd6789970 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Adopts Recommendations Made by Akron’s Public Health Law & Science Center http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=6fc7be49-a80f-4024-896c-e20dcd523f23 <p>The eagerly anticipated Statutory Enforcement Report,&nbsp;<i>Patient Dumping</i>, issued by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was released in the last week of September 2014. The Report adopts several recommendations made by Professor Katharine Van Tassel in her testimony before the Commission in Washington D.C. last April, 2014 and in her Written Statement submitted to the Commission.&nbsp; The Report was sent directly from the Commissioners to President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House, John Boehner.&nbsp;</p> <p>The research that formed the background for the Written Statement was performed by the Student Research Team for the Public Health &amp; Law Center at Akron Law (pictured), along with the expert support of the Akron staff members of the PHLSC team, Anthony Colucci and Amy McCoy. This Written Statement was cited multiple times in the report.</p> <p>"This was definitely a team effort," states Professor Van Tassel. "It is amazing how our team pulled together to help with my testimony and with the research for the Written Statement. It shows what we can do together here at Akron Law to improve the human condition."</p> <p>"Patient dumping" is the practice of hospitals' denying individuals emergency medical screening and stabilization services, or transferring them to other hospitals, once a hospital discovers that the patients are uninsured or have no means to pay for treatment.</p> <p>The Report examines the effectiveness of the federal law that Congress passed to address such practices:&nbsp; the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).&nbsp; The Report discusses what policies may be adopted to better protect the rights of the mentally ill, and makes detailed findings and recommendations for improvements.&nbsp; The recommendations include:</p> <ul> <li>Better data collection</li> <li>Increased regulatory oversight</li> <li>Non-punitive methods for hospital reporting</li> <li>Electronic filtering of data that automatically flags inadequate reporting data</li> <li>Linking budgets of community-based mental health programs with local hospitals to recover costs from patients treated in centers rather than hospitals</li> <li>Making it mandatory for the Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services to forward all EMTALA cases to the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services</li> <li>Increased training and education</li> <li>Conforming EMTALA's definition of stabilization so that it is consistent with the medical definition</li> <li>Fostering learning from best practices</li> <li>Implementing consistent protocols and discharge planning</li> </ul> <p>Martin R. Castro, Chairman of the Commission, stated, "We are pleased to share this important Report with the President, Congress and the American people and hope that our findings and recommendations serve to improve the conditions that were presented to the Commission during the briefing."</p> <p>The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing an annual federal civil rights enforcement report. For information about Commission's reports and meetings, visit http://www.usccr.gov.</p> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:00:00 EDT 6fc7be49-a80f-4024-896c-e20dcd523f23 Over Seventy Law, Public Health and Medical Students Come Together from Several Universities to Create Interdisciplinary Teams to Discuss Ebola Crisis http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=0457ba05-63ed-4ce8-8701-62ec4389e0c1 <p>Over 70 law, public health and medical students joined together to discuss the Ebola crisis in the first inter-professional class held between Akron Law, NEOMED and CEOMPH held this past Saturday, October 4.&nbsp;</p> <p>The students attended via web video conferencing classrooms located at University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Ohio University, and Youngstown State.</p> <p>The afternoon-long session explored the legal, ethical and medical issues arising out of a hypothetical outbreak of Ebola involving 200 individuals in Northern Ohio. There were short presentations and a panel discussion by faculty to introduce the problem. Then, the students held lively discussions in break-out sessions involving inter-professional teams of medical students, physicians, public health professional students and the law students who are part of the Health Law Certificate Program at Akron Law. &nbsp;</p> <p>Faculty presenters and panelists included the following:</p> <ul> <li><span>Dr. Julie Aultman, who is an Adjunct Professor in Akron Law's Health Law Certificate Program and who is also an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director for the Bioethics Certificate Program at the Northeast Ohio Medical University</span></li> <li><span data-mce-mark="1">Professor Katharine Van Tassel, who is a Professor of Law and is the Director of the Public Health Law &amp; Science Center and Health law Programs at the University of Akron School of Law</span></li> <li><span data-mce-mark="1">Dr. Amy Lee, who is the Program Director for the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Program (a partnership of The University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Ohio University, and Youngstown State University) and who is also a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University</span></li> <li><span data-mce-mark="1">Dr. Michelle Chyatte, who is an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University</span></li> </ul> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:00:00 EDT 0457ba05-63ed-4ce8-8701-62ec4389e0c1 Expert on sports law, Professor Jack Sahl, comments on lawsuits against universities and the NCAA brought by players released to play before recovering from concussions http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=9c952af1-6742-4ec9-a532-4d7b30c69de7 <p>Expert on sports law, Professor Jack Sahl, comments on lawsuits against universities and the NCAA brought by players released to play before recovering from concussions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/233553-96815-lawsuit-targets-psu-gridiron-concussions">Click here for more information.</a></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:15:00 EDT 9c952af1-6742-4ec9-a532-4d7b30c69de7