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10 November, 2021
PhD Student Verbickas Successfully Defended Law Dissertation
Law School

Nov. 10th, 2021, Mykolas Romeris University doctoral student Mindaugas Verbickas successfully defended his PhD dissertation, "Impact of New Technologies on Health Law."

Research Supervisors:

Prof. Dr. Darijus Beinoravičius (Mykolas Romeris University, Social Sciences, Law, S 001), 2017–2020.;
Prof. Kazys Meilius (Mykolas Romeris University, Social Sciences, Law, S 001), 2014–2016.

Board of Defense:

Chairman - Prof. Dr. Gediminas Mesonis (Mykolas Romeris University, Social Sciences, Law, S 001).

Members: prof. dr. Toma Birmontienė (Mykolas Romeris University, Social Sciences, Law, S 001);

Prof. Dr. Michel Fontaine (University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Medical and Health Sciences, Public Health, M 004);

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jelena Kutkauskienė (Mykolas Romeris University, Social Sciences, Law, S 001);

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haroldas Šinkūnas (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Law, S 001).

In modern health care, the right to share the achievements and benefits of scientific progress becomes part of the human right to health. Advances in science and development (technologies) are designed to develop the human personality and increase respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, but in the field of health, these advances have both benefits and risks. As a result, technological progress, which inevitably outstrips the law, poses ever-new challenges to it, anticipating the need for research to seek harmonious interactions in these areas in the context of the regulatory challenges of new technologies and health. The aim of this dissertation is to identify and evaluate the systemic impact of new technologies on health law based on the concept of positive health. The research argues that the regulatory challenges of integrating new technologies into health can be addressed by using the concept of positive health as a theoretical framework in which dynamism, holism and personal inclusion and the resulting principles are criteria for the impact of new technologies on legal regulation.