AMANDA C. WEST, MA, JD, CHC, is Operations Manager and Associate for Health Law & Ethics at the Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics. She earned her JD cum laude with additional certificates in Health Law and Health Care Compliance from Hamline University, where she also received a Constance L. Bakken Research Fellowship and Bloomberg-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law. Amanda also holds Master of Arts degrees in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University and Applied Women’s Studies from Claremont Graduate University. She earned her BA from Kalamazoo College, where she was awarded the Hodge Prize for the graduating senior with the highest standing in the field of Philosophy. Amanda is a licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota and she holds the designation Certified in Healthcare Compliance from the Health Care Compliance Association. She is also a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, with experience in both civil and family mediation. She has worked in the field of Social Security Disability law and taught health care ethics at St. Catherine University, as well as interned with a judge in Hennepin County District Court and in the health care frauds division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.
Amanda’s research interests include the relationship between health care ethics and health care compliance, False Claims Act, advance care planning, involuntary treatment holds and intersections between the health care system and the criminal justice system more generally, and access to health care. She has published in the Journal of Clinical Ethics and Hamline Journal of Public Law & Policy.