Law is an important aspect of public policy. It can affect the type of services that people receive. Specifically, law can affect how people are treated after a crime has been committed. In addition, law can determine the funding allocated to research grants.
In the coming year, immigration and healthcare will be among the most prominent legal issues. As courts evaluate detention practices, courts will also look at corporate involvement in the trafficking of migrants and refugees. Other key issues include climate change, LGBTQ rights, and environmental concerns.
In the next few years, the health care industry will also be focused on issues related to inequalities. As the health care industry becomes more diverse, employers will need to define their diversity goals. They will also need to comply with the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Act.
A key issue in the health care sector is the rise of whistleblower claims. These claims have skyrocketed in the 2021s, mainly due to the introduction of new personal protective equipment and facemask policies.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is set to conduct a study of non-hospital provider mergers in early 2021. This could lead to enforcement activity against health care providers.
Another legal issue for the upcoming year is the upcoming vaccine mandates that President Biden will issue in September of 2021. Health care providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid will need to have employees vaccinated.
Other issues that will be addressed by the courts in 2020 include: voting issues, immigration, human trafficking, and climate change. Additionally, a court will determine liability for human trafficking in hotels.