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Health Law Glossary


Like many other legal areas of specialization, health law has its own set of specific terms and concepts that are used in legislation, cases and legal literature. AHLA has created the following Glossary  to provide short, easy to understand  definitions of the most commonly used terms in the health law lexicon.  Many of these definitions were adapted from materials submitted by AHLA authors in the many articles and program papers they have generously written for the association over the years.

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