The Medical Innovation Bill: Still More Harm than Good

Clinical Ethics 2015, Vol. 10(1–2)

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2018-122

Posted: 21 Sep 2018

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Bernadette Richards

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Date Written: September 13, 2018

Abstract

The Medical Innovation Bill continues its journey through Parliament. On 23 January 2015, it was debated for the final time in the House of Lords and with one final amendment, the House moved to support the Bill, which then moved to the House of Commons on 26 January. It will be debated again on 27 February 2015. The Bill’s purpose is to encourage responsible innovation in medical treatment. Although this goal is laudable, it is argued that the Bill is unnecessary and has the potential to undermine the very cause it aims to advance. More useful for encouraging responsible innovation is the continued education of health-care professionals on how the law already supports practitioners who look to improve care through responsible innovation.

Keywords: Medical innovation, health care (legal aspects)

JEL Classification: K00, K30, K32

Suggested Citation

Richards, Bernadette, The Medical Innovation Bill: Still More Harm than Good (September 13, 2018). Clinical Ethics 2015, Vol. 10(1–2), U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2018-122, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3248818

Bernadette Richards (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide - School of Law ( email )

Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

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