Legal Issues with mHealth Applications
Created on March 23, 2016
The number of health and wellness applications available for smart phones and wearable devices continues to grow rapidly. So, too, do the legal issues. The FDA, FTC and FCC each have asserted jurisdiction over various aspects of these applications. Intellectual Property, privacy, unauthorized practice of medicine and many other legal issues abound. A growing number of companies have been subjected to enforcement actions for running afoul of the regulations. This is a complex area with many potential pitfalls.
This course, presented by James Gatto, Sheppard Mullin's Co-leader of its Social Media and Games Team, reviews the legal issues and regulatory guidance with mHealth applications, discusses recent enforcement actions and provides practical advice on how to avoid legal issues in this area.
I. Obtain an overview of the mHealth app ecosystem
II. Understand the relevant laws that cover these activities
III. Learn about prior enforcement actions
IV. Receive practical advice on how to avoid an enforcement action for your mHealth application
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