Faculty and Administration Profiles

John D. Blum

Title/s:  Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy
John J. Waldron Research Professor

Office #:  Corboy 724

Phone: 312.915.7175


External Webpage: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=223628"


Prior to coming to Loyola, Professor Blum held positions on the faculties of Penn State and Boston University, and was a teaching fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. In the spring of 1993 he was a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall and the University of British Columbia Faculties of Law under the auspices of the U.S.-Canada Fulbright program. He has served as a consultant to USAID in Indonesia where he worked on the development of a curriculum in public health law for use in schools of public health. He has many years of experience in health law and policy, and is very active in research in these areas, with a particular focus on legal issues in medical quality assurance. Professor Blum is also an adjunct professor of medical humanities in Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. 


BA, Canisius College, 1970
JD, University of Notre Dame, 1973
MHS, Harvard School of Public Health, 1974

Professional & Community Affiliations

Harvard University School of Public Health, Leadership Council, 2004 -

Illinois Association of Hospital Attorneys, Board of Directors

National Health Lawyers Association, Education Fund, Member

Selected Publications


Achieving Quality in Managed Care: The Role of Law (American Bar Association, 1997)


"The Naprapath in the Rain Forest " accepted for publication Nexus Journal of Law and Public Policy (2013)

“Medicaid Governance: Finding Federalism’s Middle Pathway, From Administrative Law to State Compacts”, to be published, John Marshall Law Review, vol. 45 (2012) (with Hethcoat G.O.)

“Reforming Health Reform: Revisiting the Process of Governance” Hamline Journal of Public Policy & Law 2011.

“Variables of Health Reform and Their Impact on the Elderly” Marquette Elder Advisor, Vol.12 No.1 (2010).

“Finding a New Regulatory Pathway for the Old Labyrinth of Health Planning” Annals of Health Law Vol. 19, No.2 (2010).

“The Quagmire of Hospital Governance” Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol.31, No.1 (2010).

A Revisionist Model of Hospital Licensure, 2 Regulation & Governance 48 (2008)

Government Public Health Policy: Three Cautionary Tales from Malaysia, South Africa and the United States, 26 Med. & L. 615 (2007)

Efficiencies in Health Care Regulation: Observations Near and Far, 15 Annals Health L. 309 (2006)

Cost and Quality in Health Care: Does Anyone Get What They Pay For?, 15 Annals Health L. 321 (2006)

Combating Those Ugly Medical Errors, 12 Widener Law Review 53 (2005)

Beyond the Bylaws: Hospital-Physician Relationships, Economics, and Conflicting Agendas, 53 Buff. L. Rev. 459 (2005)

Is Justice for One Justice for All? The Dilemma of Public Health Enforcement in an Interconnected World, 36 Loy.U.Chi. L.J. 349 (2005) [article]

Too Strange To Be Just Fiction: Legal Lessons from a Bioterrorist Simulation, the Case of Topoff 2, 64 Louisiana L.R. 905 (2004)

Law as Development: Reshaping the Global Legal Structures of Public Health, 12 Mich. St. J. Intl. Law 205 (2004)

Feng Shui and the Restructuring of the Hospital Corporation: A Call for Change in the Face of the Medical Error Epidemic, 14 Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine (2004)

Internet Medicine and the Evolving Legal Status of the Physician-Patient Relationship, 24 J.Leg.Med. 413 (2003)

The Rights of Patients: Comparative perspectives from Five Countries, 22 Medicine & Law 451 (2003) (with others)

The Role of Law in Global E.Health: A Tool for development and Equity in a Digitally Divided World, 46 St. Louis Univ. L.J. 85 (2002)

Leveraging Quality in Managed Care: Moving Advocates Back into the Box, 2002 Wisconsin L. Rev. 603

Overcoming Managed Care Regulatory Chaos Through a Restructured Federalism, 11 Health Matrix 327 (2001)

Federalism and Managed Care, 8 Annals of Health Law 129 (1999)
Telemedicine Poses New Challenges for the Law, 20 Health Law in Canada 115 (1999)

Safeguarding the Interests of People with AIDS in Managed Care Settings, 61 Alb.L.Rev. (1998)

North American Perspectives on Balancing Regional Government Health Mandates in Nova Scotia and Illinois with Federal Economic Imperatives, 20 Dalhousie L.J. (1997)

The Evolution of Physician Credentialing into Managed Care Selective Contracting, 22 AMER. J.L & Med. (1994)

Universality, Quality & Economics: Finding a Balance in Ontario and British Columbia, 20 Amer.J.L.Med. (1994)

Evaluation of Medical Staff Using Fiscal Factors: Economic Credentialing, 26 J. Health and Hospital Law (1993)

Hospitals: New Practice Guidelines, CQI and Potential Liability Outcomes, 34, St. Louis L.J (1992)

Hospital Medical Staff Relations in the Face of Shifting Institutional Business Strategies: A Legal Analysis, 14 Univ. Puget Sound L.Rev (1991)

Medical Staff Credentialing, Economic Factors, 12 J. Legal Medicine (1991)


International and Comparative Law Considerations in E-Health, in E-Health, Business and Transactional Law (Bennett, ed.)(BNA 2002). This book is available to purchase at Amazon.com.