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Indian Journal of Health & Medical Laws

ISSN: 2583-8350


Focus and Scope

About the Journal

The Indian Journal of Health & Medical Laws [2583-8350 (e)] is a peer-reviewed hybrid open-access journal established in 2018. The journal comprehensively covers the dynamic field of health and medical laws, catering to legal professionals working in diverse areas, including private practice, government agencies, and academic institutions. Health lawyers involved in healthcare representation, policy oversight, fraud investigation, and technological implications in healthcare find a platform for insightful discussions. The spectrum extends to bioethics, clinical ethics, and legal aspects of biomedical research.

Focus and Scope

    • Food Safety and Standards Regulations: Comprehensive coverage of regulations addressing contaminants, toxins, and residues in food, Analysis of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) implementation factors, Legal perspectives on foodborne illness, microbial diagnostics, and safety evaluation.
    • Mental Health Laws and Patients’ Rights: Exploration of the Mental Health Act, 1987, emphasizing patients’ rights and the legal framework for psychiatric care, Balancing the rights of mentally ill individuals with societal protection.
    • Consumer Protection Laws in the Medical Profession: Legal considerations regarding vulnerable groups, governance, health insurance, and patient rights, Examination of the intersection between Consumer Protection Act and medical practice.
    • Regulation of Transplantation of Human Organs: In-depth analysis of The Transplantation of Human Organs Act and Rules, Examination of legal aspects related to organ removal, transplantation, and prevention of commercial dealings.
    • Pharmacy, Bio-Medical Waste, Drugs and Cosmetics Acts: Legal provisions outlined in Pharmacy Act, 1948, Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, Insight into the regulatory framework for pharmaceuticals, biomedical waste, and cosmetic products.
    • Prevention of Food Adulteration and Narcotic Drugs Laws: Legal dimensions of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and Rules, Protection from adulteration, penalties for drug trafficking, and regulatory authorities.
    • Maternity Benefit, PNDT, Medical Termination of Pregnancy Laws: Exploration of legal provisions in Maternity Benefit Act, The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act and Rules, and The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and Rules, Emphasis on maternity benefits, prevention of sex selection, and regulations governing abortion.

    The Indian Journal of Health & Medical Laws invites scholarly contributions, research articles, and case studies that delve into the intricate legal landscape of health and medical laws, providing a platform for informed discourse and advancements in the field.