“Healthy China 2030” Blueprint points out that the Chinese healthcare system reform should be approached following the people-centred integrated care model. The successful implementation of this new reform plan needs a coherent health law. However, after a brief review of related laws and regulations, this paper finds that health law in China has a characteristic of fragmentation. The fragmented pattern of law is likely incompatible with reform plan. health to be the new Thus, cohering health law is needed. In theory, much literature focuses on justifying the coherence of health law, among which arguments raised by American scholars are relatively straightforward and appealing. In order to provide meaningful insights and lessons for cohering China's health law, this paper selects six representative proposals and carefully studies their appealing aspects, potential limitations, and also practical implications for cohering China's health law. Based on these findings, specific recommendations are made as concluding remarks.

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Keywords China's health law, Fragmentation, Law coherence, Recommendations, Theoretical debate
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/112429
Journal Medicine and Law: an international journal
Citation
Liu, Z. (Ziyu). (2018). Cohering health law in China: Problems and new development. Medicine and Law: an international journal, 37(3), 449–476. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/112429