Health laws and universal health coverage

Health laws and legal systems

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The health law library

The Health law library is a free online collection of information about health law. It aims to provide free access to information about health law to governments, health system users and all organisations and individuals who play a role in the health system.

The health law library provides access to: general information about law, regulation and legal systems, sources of general information about health law, details from one hundred and sixty nine countries about their health laws and legal frameworks, and recommendations and guidelines about the use of health laws.

Legal resources

Explaining the law, links to sites about the law including legislation, court decisions and guides.

Health law websites

Health law is the area of law concerned with the health of individuals and populations, the provision of health care and the operation of the health care system.

Health law by countries

Country specific information on legal system, structures, institutions, processes, actors and agents which affect the making and implementation of health law.