1. Suppose a patient has a test which discloses certain genetic data. Recall that data is said to become information when it is used to make a classification of a decision. List the parties who might be interested in such data about a patient, and what information each might obtain from the data. Which of these would be covered under GINA?
2. Define the origins, sources, domains, and enforcement mechanisms for common, statutory, and administrative/regulatory/agency law.
3. Set I: In Vacco v Quill (1997), the US Supreme Court (9-0) held that New York’s prohibition against assisted suicide did not violate the 14th amendment equal protection clause, and in Washington v Glucksberg (9-0 at the same session) that the similar Washington statute did not violate due process. Set II: The Supreme Court in Gonzales v Oregon (2006) (6-3) subsequently refused to allow the Attorney General to enforce drug violation action against Oregon Physicians supplying lethal amounts of sedatives or analgesics to patients under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. Describe the similarities and differences in these two case sets. What were the courts’ primary concerns in the two case sets?
4. Discuss the various ways in which Duty to Care and Breach of Duty can be legally established in the presentation of a case.
5. Differentiate between suits in tort versus criminal prosecution for patient abuse and for gross negligence.