Cracks in the System: The Adequacy of U.S. Healthcare Regulation in a Global Age.
The Administrative Law Review’s Annual Symposium

March 2

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Imagine a healthcare pandemic arriving on our shores from a distant country. Imagine a bioterrorist attack that produces an infectious disease. Imagine the country in chaos. Is the United States equipped to handle these scenarios? Will our country's regulatory structure impede or enhance a coordinated response to such scenarios? Our nation's federal and state regulatory responses to terrorist attacks and recent natural disasters do not tend to bolster confidence in this prospective scenario. The Administrative Law Review's annual symposium will address the adequacy of our regulatory state in the context of healthcare and particularly focus on the federal and state response to a pandemic or biological terrorist attack. Noted experts will discuss current inadequacies in the allocation of responsibilities both between the state and federal regulatory bodies and between federal agencies themselves, more specifically focusing on the doomsday scenario described above. Ultimately, this collection of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers will recommend ways to improve the efficiency and adequacy of the regulation of healthcare at both the state and federal levels in order to address cracks in the dual regulatory system.

Sponsored by the Administrative Law Review and the Health Law Project of the LLM Program on Law and Government
Contact: Philip Hinkle,

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