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Nuclear Medicine: Introduction to U.S. & International Regulations and Clinical Practice Resources: Legal Resources

Legal Resources, Generally

Legal resources that are most often used relevant to nuclear medicine are regulations regarding medical licensure and radioactive materials handling (see the "U.S. Regulations" tab above).

International regulations are available via the "International Regulations" tab above.

More information about Administrative Law is available via the Administrative Law Research in the United States library guide.

Also consider using Environmental Law resources, such as the Duke Law Environmental Law Research Guide and the Georgetown Law Library Environmental Law Research Guide

Available via the OCU law library database collection is the Health Law Archive of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Other legal resources are detailed in the other boxes on this page.

Search Tips

When searching for information on Nuclear Medicine related topics, consider using Westlaw Key Numbers. Depending on your specific area of interest, considering searching for key number terms related to: radiation, radioactive. nuclear, radiology, and malpractice. For example, some helpful Key Numbers include:

149Ek492 Radiation and Nuclear Materials> Administrative Agencies and Proceedings

149Ek493 Radiation and Nuclear Materials> Enforcement in general; penalties and fines

198Hk708 Particular Procedures>Radiology, ultrasound, and other medical imaging

Notice that "Results Plus" section includes relevant Am.Jur. (American Jurisprudence) and other secondary sources.  For example:

Duty to notify patient of result of diagnosis or test (61 Am. Jur. 2d § 212)

Case Law and Other Legal Resources

Low Cost Databases

Google ScholarOffers free searching of legal opinions, journals and patents. Link to full-text provided when available, otherwise link provided to subscription source. Includes "cited by"information.

   Offers flexible subscription plan for access to a variety of primary legal sources. (Free to Okla. bar members.) 

  Offers subscription based access to primary and secondary legal resources.  Many pricing options are available. 

 Offers free access to federal case law and additional materials on a pay-by-use basis.

Offers low cost subscriptions for access to primary federal materials.

International School of Nuclear Law

The International School of Nuclear Law, administered by the University of Montpelier, France, conducts an intensive educational program in international nuclear law.

The school's ten-day program focuses on nuclear energy law, including radiation protection, nuclear safety, radioactive waste management, transport of nuclear materials, physical protection, non-proliferation (of nuclear weapons and materials), regulation of trade, environmental protection and nuclear third party liability and insurance.

The school was established in 2001 by the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), based in Paris, France.

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