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WHEREAS, Health Law is a section of the legal field that focuses on the various laws, rules, and regulations that govern the health care industry and the delivery of health care services; and
WHEREAS, attorneys in the Health Law field provide legal guidance to health care providers on issues such as medical malpractice, patient care, reimbursement and patient privacy; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of Health Law Week is to raise awareness about the health law industry, highlighting programs that create new opportunities for entry into the profession, and showcasing organizations dedicated to employing these professionals; and
WHEREAS, Health Law Week serves to elevate the health law profession’s contributions to the health care industry, ultimately improving the quality of life for all Virginia’s residents; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize June 21-27, 2021, as HEALTH LAW WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.