University of Phoenix Patient Protection Laws Questions

I’m working on a health & medical discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Do laws and regulations protect patients or do health professionals protect patients? 

  • Thinking about laws and regulations, how would the events that led to the discovery and experimentation with HeLa cells have been different if they occurred today? 

Research and identify a contemporary case in which laws and regulations failed to protect patients from violations of privacy, compliance, or ethics.