The Journal of Health Care Law & Policy (JHCLP) serves as a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of leading issues in health law, medicine, and health policy. JHCLP contributors have included physicians, legal scholars, health law practitioners, leaders in health policy, and experts in philosophy, public health, sociology, and other disciplines that consider issues related to health care.
Bolstered by the nationally-recognized Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland School of Law, JHCLP is one of the few scholarly journals that bridge the legal, public policy, and scientific fields.
Publishing two issues annually, JHCLP has become renowned for disseminating solution-based articles that are pertinent to problems confronting health law practitioners and health policy makers.
Recent issues of JHCLP have explored a number of areas, including the legal and public health challenges of substance abuse, racial disparities in the American health care system, the legacy of tobacco litigation, access to genetic information, and the legal and regulatory obstacles to vaccine development.
JHCLP publishes symposium-based pieces, unsolicited manuscripts, as well as student pieces written by staff members of the Journal. The Journal invites individuals, practitioners, schools of public policy and public health, law schools, libraries, and all others who have an interest in health law or policy to subscribe.