The covid-19 pandemic has seen changes in practices across the world, ranging from frequent hand washing to revisions of long standing standard contractual clauses. A notable change was in the government budget earlier this year, which, probably for the first time allocated substantial sums to healthcare. The week leading up to the budget saw various proposals suggested for reform in the healthcare sector, which the government viewed favourably.
The number of developments in the healthcare sector suggests that legal practices may benefit from exploring sub-topics under the broad umbrella of health law. Rather than moving away from a Valeant approach, in which disparate health services are brought under a single entity, which then administers them, this alternative approach may even enhance it and produce greater opportunities. This approach deals with different sub-practice areas, although there will be considerable overlap between them, offering scope for expansion.
Please click here to read the full article by Arjun Krishnamoorthy, published in IBLJ.