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Ronald   Scott

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Ronald L. Scott

Research Professor; Health Law and Policy Institute

Research Prof. Houston. b.1951. B.A., 1972; M.A., 1973; J.D., 1976 Univ. of Ok.; LL.M. Health Law 1996 Houston. Admitted: OK, 1976; TX, 1988; England (Solicitor) 1996. Res. Asst. Prof., Houston, 1996-97, Clinical Prof. 1997-98, Res. Prof. since 1998. Chief Counsel-North America, Houston 1993-94; V. P. & Gen. Counsel-Halliburton Geophysical Services, Inc. and Halliburton Logging Services, Inc., Houston 1989-93; V. P. & Gen. Counsel-Geophysical Service, Inc., Dallas 1988-89; Sen. Counsel-Europe, Africa and Middle East, London 1980-88; Attorney, Ok. 1976-80.

Professor Scott is presently working with the Texas Legislature on a variety of research and policy issues, with an emphasis on telemedicine and e-health. He is also Managing Editor of Update on Health, a monthly publication for the Texas Legislature. He teaches E-Health Law and Introduction to American Law and has previously taught Health Care Legislation. Prior to obtaining a Master of Laws in Health Law and his academic appointment, Prof. Scott practiced corporate and international law. He is admitted as a Solicitor to the High Court of England and to the Texas Bar and was previously admitted to the Oklahoma Bar.

Selected Publications

Managing Editor, Update on Health, Health Law and Policy Institute (monthly)

Cybermedicine and Virtual Pharmacies, 103 W. Va. Law Rev. 407 (2001)

The National Practitioner Databank (book chapter in Risk Management Handbook (2001).

Co-Investigator, Family Violence and the Health Care System in Texas, Health Law and Policy Institute (2007)

Cancer and the Law, Texas Cancer Council (1998)

Choosing a Health Care Plan, Texas Cancer Council (1998)

Small Employers Guide to Health Care Plans, Texas Cancer Council (1999)

Review of Metropolitan Stevedore Company v. Rambo, 117 S. Ct. 1153 (1997), and Hughes Aircraft Co. v. United States ex re. Schumer, 117 S. Ct. 1871 (1997), Health Law News, Sept. 1997.

Prohibitions on Genetic Discrimination in Insurance and Employment (with Mark A. Rothstein), Houston Business Journal (Feb. 6-12, 1998)

Health Legislation
Introduction to American Law
E-Health Law