Health Care and the Law 4th Edition is recognised as one of the leading texts setting out the basic principles of health care law in New Zealand. This book is an easy-to- understand, practical and uncomplicated account of health care law, making it an essential text for health practitioners, lawyers and students. Since 2004 when the 3rd edition of this book was published, there have been a number of legislative changes in the area of health law. This edition keeps you current with these changes, with updates made to all chapters. The inclusion of relevant case law also provides readers a greater understanding of the practicalities of the law, how it has been applied and how it may relate to them.