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    • April 28: Legal issues Surrounding Eye, Tissue and Organ Donation

      Current Legal Issues Surrounding Eye, Tissue and Organ Donation in New York State

      Friday, April 28, 2017
      9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:30 am)
      Mount Sinai Hospital, Goldwurm Auditorium
      1425 Madison Avenue
      New York, NY

      Cost: $35
      Physicians $10
      Free for all others including staff members of Mount Sinai Hospital.


      1.5 MCLE credits for newly-admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys. These credits are transitional. 
      Nurse CEUs pending through Mount Sinai for other portions of the program. CEU questions? Contact Virginia DeFina at: virginia.defina@mountsinai.org 

      Presented by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Health Law Section in partnership with the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD), and co-sponsored by the Health Law Committee and Bioethical Issues Committee of the New York City Bar.

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      New York State is facing a health care crisis: the need for transplantable organs far exceeds the availability. While a single donor can help save the lives of up to 8 people, potential donors are rare.  It is crucial that all of the participants in the process, legal, clinical, administrative and governmental are knowledgeable about the law and the process surrounding organ and tissue donation.  

      This program will discuss many of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues in donation and transplant, including: 

      • Overview of the status and challenges surrounding organ and tissue donation in New York
      • Overview of federal and state laws surrounding organ and tissue donation
      • Panel discussion of hospital policies and procedures and the critical role of hospital counsel
      • Brain death and brain death guidelines and their involvement with organ donation        
      • Exploration of ethics and organ donations   

      8:30 am —9:00 am   
      Registration

      9:00 am —9:15 am
      No CLE credit

      Welcome and Introductions
      Speaker: Margaret Davino, Program Chair and Former Chair, New York State Bar Association Health Law Section

      9:15 am —9:45 am
      No CLE credit

      Introduction and overview of the organ shortage, discussion of organ, eye and tissue allocation, statistics and importance of the subject 

      Speakers: Aisha Tator, Executive Director for the New York Alliance for Donation, and Dr. Leona Kim-Schluger, Mount Sinai Hospital 

      9:45 am —10:10 am   
      No CLE credit

      Remarks from LiveOn NY and presentation from an organ donor/recipient/family 

      10:10 am - 11:00 am
      1.0 CLE credit 

      Laws surrounding organ, eye and tissue donation:  consents, refusals, family involvement, disputes
      Speaker: Christina Strong, Esq.

      11:00 am —11:15 am    
      Break

      11:15 am —11:45 am
      .5 CLE credit

      Hospital policies and procedures and involvement of hospital counsel

      Hospital policies and procedures and involvement of hospital counsel

      Moderator: 
      Lorraine Ryan, Great New York Hospital Association
      Speakers: 
      Alexandra E. Trinkoff, Esq., Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY
      Christina A. Dugan, CPNC, NYU Hospital Center, NYC
      Samuel Acquah, MD, Mount Sinai, NYC
      Codette Barton, Clinical Operations Manager, Transplant, Mount Sinai, NYC

      11:45 am —12:15 pm   

      No CLE credit

      Brain death and brain death guidelines, involvement with organ, eye and tissue donation
      Speaker: John Halperin, MD


      12:15 pm — 12:45 pm    
      No CLE credit 

      Ethics and organ, eye and tissue donations
      Speaker: Michael Shapiro, MD

      12:45 pm —1:00 pm    
      Questions and answers

      Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about organ donation and transplantation. 

      Speakers: 

      Christina Strong, JD, Law Office of Christina Strong, General Counsel, NJ Sharing Network,  Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law. 

      Michael Shapiro, MD, Surgical Residency Program Director, Chief, Division of General Surgery, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School; Attending Surgeon, Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Newark, Hackensack University Medical Center; Associate Professor Department of Surgery, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School.  Former Chair, UNOS Ethics Committee. 

      John Halperin, MD, Medical Director of Neuroscience, Atlantic Health System; Director of Overlook Hospital’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute; Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, Atlantic Health System; Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University Medical School; Former Chair of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital. 

      Leona Kim- Schluger, MD is the Sydney J Zweig Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Associate Director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute.
      She graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed her training in Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital.
      She has served on numerous committees including the New York Center for Liver Transplant,  Liver and Intestinal Committee of UNOS, and the American Liver Foundation. She has spent most of her professional career at Mount Sinai Hospital managing and advocating for patients with liver disease and those in need of liver transplantation.

      The speakers will also be joined by a panel of distinguished hospital counsel, and individuals impacted by the donation and transplantation process.

      REGISTRATION

      To register online:

      http://www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=HE4300AP17

      Cost
      $35: Attorneys
      $10: Physicians
      Free: Mount Sinai Staff and all other medical professionals, non-attorneys and members of the public

      Questions or need assistance registering? Contact Kristina Maldonado with NYSBA at: kmaldonado@nysba.org

      CLE: Qualifies for 1.5 MCLE credits for newly-admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys. 


    • May 4: Networking Reception and CLE Rochester

      Health Law Section
      20th Anniversary Networking Reception and CLE 

      Thursday, May 4, 2017
      3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Harris Beach
      99 Garnsey Rd.
      Pittsford, NY 14534

      One hour CLE to be followed by a reception. 

      Topic: Health Care Cybersecurity in a HIPAA Compliant Environment
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice, transitional and suitable for newly-admitted attorneys

      Speakers: 
      Justin P. Runke, Esq.
      Harris Beach PLLC
      Rochester, NY

      Alan Winchester, Esq.
      Harris Beach PLLC
      Rochester, NY

      REGISTER NOW

      Cost: Complimentary, except for government attorneys and Non-NYSBA members. 
      Non-NYSBA members may attend the reception for free, but to earn CLE credit, must pay $30 registration fee.
      Government attorneys or public officials attending this event must pay the $30 registration fee, due to the NYSBA's status as a registered lobbyist.

      Public Officials: The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Further information can be obtained by contacting an official’s agency ethics officer or the Association at (518) 463-3200. 

      All law students and attorneys are welcome to join the CLE program.

      Note however, that, this program does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys to receive CLE credit.

      Questions? Contact Amy Jasiewicz at: ajasiewicz@nysba.org  


    • May 4: Member Reception and CLE in New York City

      Health Law Section
      20th Anniversary Networking Reception and CLE

      Thursday, May 4, 2017
      Fox Rothschild
      101 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
      New York City

      6 pm - 8 pm

      This event offers a one hour CLE to be followed by a networking reception.
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice: credit is non-transitional and not suitable for newly-admitted attorneys.

      CLE Topic: Recent Regulatory and Governmental Changes Affecting Healthcare Providers

      Discussion to include:

      - New anti-kickback safe harbors
      - New exceptions to the civil monetary penalty law
      - Changes to federal anti-trust regulators
      - Effect on operations and transactions

      Speaker: Margaret J. Davino, Esq. Fox Rothschild, NYC

      Cost: Complimentary, except for government attorneys and Non-NYSBA members. 
      Non-NYSBA members may attend the reception for free, but to earn CLE credit, must pay $30 registration fee.
      Government attorneys or public officials attending this event must pay the $30 registration fee, due to the NYSBA's status as a registered lobbyist.

      Public Officials: The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Further information can be obtained by contacting an official’s agency ethics officer or the Association at (518) 463-3200. 

       REGISTER NOW

      All law students and attorneys are welcome to join the CLE program.

      Note however, that, this program does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys to receive CLE credit.

      Questions? Contact Amy Jasiewicz at: ajasiewicz@nysba.org  



    • June 1: Netoworking Reception and CLE in Buffalo

      Health Law Section
      20th Anniversary Networking Reception and CLE

      Thursday, June 1, 2017
      6 pm – 8 pm 
      Hodgson Russ LLP
      The Guaranty Building
      140 Pearl Street, Suite 140
      Buffalo, NY 14202

      Reception followed by one hour CLE on “AKS Safe Harbor Revisions: What is the Impact in New York State?”

      Speakers:

      Logan C. Geen, Esq. and Brigid M. Maloney, Esq.
      Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo

      Jane Bello Burke, Esq.
      Hodgson Russ LLP, Albany

      Pre-registration requested

      Cost: Complimentary, except for government attorneys and Non-NYSBA members. 
      Non-NYSBA members may attend the reception for free, but to earn CLE credit, must pay $30 registration fee.
      Government attorneys or public officials attending this event must pay the $30 registration fee, due to the NYSBA's status as a registered lobbyist.


      Public Officials: The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Further information can be obtained by contacting an official’s agency ethics officer or the Association at (518) 463-3200. 


      Register Now

      All law students and attorneys are welcome to join the CLE program.

      Note however, that, this program does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys to receive CLE credit.

      Questions? Contact Amy Jasiewicz at: ajasiewicz@nysba.org 

    • June 1: Representing Licensed Health Care Professionals in the Disciplinary Process

      REPRESENTING LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN THE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

      Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.  

      THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2017
      9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | OEP74
      Live and Webcast

      4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice; 2.0 Skills

      Overall Planning Chairs: Joseph DeMarzo & Carolyn Shearer

      Location: New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, NY, NY 10036

      REGISTER NOW



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    Supraspinatus is a health law blog sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Health Law Section.

    The purpose of Supraspinatus is to provide timely notice of signficant events and developments affecting practitioners of health care law in New York. Blog posts may cover subjects ranging from new legislation to court decisions to agency interpretations. Topics are selected by contributing authors based on personal choice for the purpose of sharing knowledge about, exploring, and illustrating interrelated (and in some cases interdisciplinary) aspects of current news events and the latest thinking in public policy, law and/or regulation.

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