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Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law

Marshall B. Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., Director

The Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law is a joint effort of the FSU College of Medicine and FSU College of Law. The mission is to identify and facilitate (through education, the conduct and dissemination of scholarship, and performance of service activities) opportunities for members of the medical and legal professions, working together and with others, to foster improvements in the quality of life enjoyed by individuals and to promote public health in Florida, the United States, and globally.

The Center explores educational, research and advocacy avenues for collaboration and cooperation between the medical and legal professions on behalf of the well-being of consumers who are both physicians' patients and attorneys' clients.  The Center is led by Professor Marshall B. Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., who is a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Geriatrics, Professor of Medicine and Law in the College of Law, and an affiliate of the FSU Claude Pepper Institute.  

The Center is also the editor and sponsor of the Medical-Legal Studies SSRN electronic journal,  which contains many more publications related to the field. The Center also maintains a health law book collection. Florida State University faculty, staff and students are encouraged to browse through the online book collection and may stop by the Center to borrow books of interest. Please email Nicholas Breeding at before your arrival, so the requested book(s) can be reserved for you.


To Donate to the Center:

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Administrative Specialist:

Phone: 850-645-9451

Business Associate:

Phone: 850-645-9473


In the Spotlight

  • During the 2015-2016 academic year, FSU student Melissa Villalta will join the Center to research "Culture Change in Nursing Homes: Addressing Regulatory Impediments" through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

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  • A Short Article About the Center's 2015 Annual Conference, "The Future of Medical Malpractice Law in Florida," was Published in the FSU College of Law Alumni Magazine.

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  • Center Faculty Affiliate Publishes Study Bringing Together Considerations of Legal Practices and Mental Health

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  • Law Student Gurney F. Pearsall III Wins 2015 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition

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  • D. Stuart Bagatell interviewed in an article about Florida POLST by Palm Beach Post.

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  • On May 12, 2014, the FSU Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law hosted the panel discussion, "A POLST Conversation: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment."

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  • The Medical Student Council has named the Affordable Care Act panel discussion hosted by the Health and Law Organization the Event of the Year.

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  • Moderator Marshall Kapp, J.D., M.P.H. with panelists, Jason Altmire, Pat Hogan, Ricardo Gonzalez-Rothi, M.D., Kenneth Goodman, Ph.D., and Nancy Van Vessem, M.D.

  • Hon. Jose R. Rodriguez, Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, talks to audience members after the CME/CLE event, "Anticipating and Responding to Public Health Emergencies: Balancing Society's Interests and Individual Needs."

  • NACCHO's Senior Director of Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response, Andrew Roszak, speaking to audience members after "Public Health and the Law: An Emergency Preparedness Training Kit."

  • Philip K. Howard, J.D. presenting, "Remaking the Social Contract with Healthcare Providers" during Grand Rounds.

  • Professor Kapp visited the International Court of Justice in The Hague (Netherlands) during his attendance at the Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health on July 15-19.

  • Dr. Stuart Bagatell presents on "POLST and Patient Rights"

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  • Guest speaker Patrick Geraghty, CEO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, discusses the health insurance industry response to the Affordable Care Act during an April 8th symposium.

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  • Juilana Matthews, MS2 and Carly Souther, LS3 discuss their research project on the POLST paradigm

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  • 2013 Health Care Reform Conference

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  • Professor Kapp speaks at "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Enrollment, Education and Taxes," presented by Bloomberg Government on February 28, 2013.

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  • Marshall B. Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., Director, Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law

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  • PIG (Psychiatric Interest Group) and HALO (Health and Law Organization) co-host Guardian ad Litem interest meeting

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