An invaluable source of scholarly and practical commentary, Health Law in New Zealand is the leading account of the law relating to medical and health care law in New Zealand, and the only high level analysis in the market. It examines a complex area of specialisation, encompassing a broad range of personal health and public health issues that arise in the private and public sectors, and affect patients, health and legal practitioners, and the broader community. Led by General Editors Professors Peter Skegg and Ron Paterson, the book is a collaborative effort by some of New Zealand's leading medico-legal experts: Joanna Manning, John Dawson, Nicola Peart, Louise Delany, and Morag McDowell. Along with the significantly rewritten core chapters of the book, there are new chapters on public health, access to health care, mental health and intellectual disability, human tissue and coroners. Developed from Medical Law in New Zealand (recipient of the JF Northey Memorial Award for best law book published in 2006), this text gives legal practitioners, health practitioners and managers, students and the public an authoritative account of key aspects of the law relating to health care.