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    • 2016-17 Sponsorship Opportunities: Health Law Section Fall and Annual Meetings

      View the Health Law Section Brochure and Order form:

      2016-17 Sponsorship Opportunities 
      at the Health Law Section Fall Conference in Albany (October 28, 2016) and the Section Annual Meeting Program in NYC (January 25, 2017)

    • January 25: Health Law Section Annual Meeting CLE Program

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.  

      Total Credits: Full Day MCLE Program, including  6.5 credits Professional Practice and a Luncheon Program with .5 credits in Ethics.

      Committee Breakfast Meetings
      7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
      Nassau, 2nd Floor 

      MCLE Program
      9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Gramercy, 2nd Floor

      Luncheon
      12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      Nassau, 2nd Floor 

      SECTION CHAIR 
      Raul A. Tabora, Jr., Esq.
      Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
      Albany

      PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
      Jane Bello Burke, Esq.
      Hodgson Russ LLP
      Albany

      Margaret J. Davino, Esq.
      Fox Rothschild LLP
      New York City

      9:00– 9:10 a.m. 
      Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

      Raul A. Tabora, Jr., Esq., Health Law Section Chair
      Jane Bello Burke, Esq., Program Co-Chair
      Margaret J. Davino, Esq., Program Co-Chair


      9:10– 10:00 a.m.
      The Evolving Role of Health Information Exchanges in Delivery System Reform: Consent, Interoperability, Integration with Provider Systems, Reporting and Other Emerging Issues (1 credit in Professional Practice)

      Speakers:
      David Blumenthal, MD, President, Commonwealth Fund, New York City
      Robert Belfort, Esq., Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, New York City   

      10:00– 10:50 a.m.
      Concierge Medicine vs. Direct Primary Care: Establishing and Structuring Innovative Physician Practice Models (1 credit in Professional Practice)

      Speakers:
      Vito Grasso, Executive VP, NYS Academy of Family Practitioners, Albany 
      Philip Eskew, DO, Esq., MBA, Founder DPC Frontier, General Counsel Proactive MD, WMCI Site Medical Director, Corizon Health, Cheyenne, Wyoming
      Wayne Lipton, CEO, Concierge Choice Physicians, New York City

      10:50– 11:05 a.m.
      Refreshment Break

      11:05– 11:55 a.m.
      DSRIP Update: Developments in PPS Collaborations, Funds Flow, and Data Exchange(1 credit in Professional Practice)
      Speakers:
       Tracy Miller, Esq., Bond Schoeneck & King, New York City
       Laurie Cohen, Esq., Nixon Peabody, Albany

      11:55 a.m.– 12:45 p.m.
      FDA Issues Affecting Healthcare Providers:  Off-Label Promotion; Data Sharing and Transparency; Genetics and Precision Medicine; Right to Try Laws (1 credit in Professional Practice)
      Speakers:
      Holly Fernandez Lynch, Esq., Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
      Robert Klitzman, MD, Professor, Psychiatry, Columbia University, & Director, Columbia Bioethics Master’s Program, New York City
      I. Glenn Cohen, Esq., Harvard Law School, Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
      Lewis Grossman, Esq., Professor, American University, Washington, D.C.

      12:45– 2:00 p.m.       
      Lunch, including Ethics lecture. (To attend the luncheon program make sure you register for this on the meeting registration form or online registration.)   

      12:45– 1:30 p.m.
      Lunch will be served

      1:30– 2:00 p.m.
      Legal Ethics: The Nuances of Capacity in the Contracting, Advance Care Planning and Medical Decision-Making Contexts (.5 credit in Ethics)
      Speaker:  
      Carolyn Wolf, Esq., Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, Lake Success

      2:00– 2:50 p.m.
      Representing and Working with Healthcare Startups (1 credit in Professional Practice)
      Speaker:  
      Matthew Kittay, Esq., Fox Rothschild, New York City

      2:50– 3:40 p.m.
      MACRA, VBP and Other Payment Reform Models and their Impact on the Delivery of Patient Care (1 credit in Professional Practice)
      Speakers:  
      Elisabeth R. Wynn, Senior Vice President, Health Economics & Finance, Greater New York Hospital Association, New York City
      Whitney Magee Phelps, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, Albany

      3:40– 4:30 p.m.
      Employment Law Update: Minimum Wage, Overtime, Joint Employer Liability and Other Developments Affecting Healthcare Providers (1 credit in Professional Practice)
      Speaker:
      Barbara Hoey, Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, New York City

      4:30– 4:55 p.m.
      Storms, Bugs and Poisoned Wells: Responding to Our Public Health Crises  (Veda Collmer and Public Health Committee) (.5 credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
      Speaker:
      TBD

           

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION

      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this MCLE Full Day Program has been approved for a total of 6.5 credit hours in Professional Practice. The Luncheon Program has been approved for .5 credit hours in Ethics. This program will NOT qualify for credit for newly-admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program. 

      Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 13th, 2017. For more details, please contact Lori Nicoll in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or lnicoll@nysba.org.

      Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:  NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Lori Nicoll at 518-487-5563.

      For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $260.00 per night plus taxes for single and double occupancy.  Reservations must be made by Friday, December 16, 2016. You also can reserve your overnight room on the web at www.nysba.org/am17accomm

      For questions about this specific program, please contact Lori Nicoll at 518-487-5563. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.




    • January 25: Health Law Section Annual Meeting Lunch

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.  

      Luncheon
      12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      Nassau, 2nd Floor

      $ 55 per person.


    • February 15: Summer Diversity Fellowship in Health Law Application deadline

      The Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law was developed in 2011 by the Health Law Section as part of the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Challenge to develop and execute initiatives to increase the diversity of its membership, leadership and programs and to evaluate the results. 

      The primary goal of the Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law is to increase representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in health law. 

      The Fellowship will provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds an opportunity to experience health law practice. The ultimate goal of the diversity effort of the Health Law Section is to create a network and forge relationships which will foster greater diversity among health law attorneys throughout the state.

      Eligibility - Law Student in a New York State accredited law school.

      Application Deadline - February 15, 2017

      Stipend - $5,000

      Length - 8 weeks

      Deadline: All materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before February 15, 2017 OR by email no later than February 15, 2017. 

      Mail: Melissa O'Clair, The New York Bar Foundation, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207

      Emailmoclair@tnybf.org, please include ‘Health Law Fellowship’ on the subject line. 

      2017 Application Form


      The 2016 Summer Minority Internship Program recipients:

      Congratulations to Omar Mustafa and Amira Yeiser, recipients of the Health Law Section Fellowship!

      Amira Yeiser - 2016 Health Law Fellowship Recipient - Fordham University School of Law

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      As a first-year student at Fordham Law School, I am genuinely overjoyed to have been chosen to participate in the 2016 Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law.  It is with great regard that I learned about the fellowship from my wonderful mentor, Ms. Lisa Hayes, and this is truly an amazing opportunity.  Placement with NYU Langone Medical Center will allow me to cultivate my earnest desire to become a lawyer in the healthcare industry, and I feel confident that I will contribute significantly to the work of the office while strengthening the skills I’ll need for a career in health law.  This fellowship will allow me to provide my service, time, and dedication to a career that helps others in need and sustains one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries.  It is immeasurably wonderful because I will gain real-world experience, and hopefully one day increase the diversity of the attorneys involved in health law.  I will forge relationships that will enable me to grow as a person and increase and expand my professional network.  The New York University Langone Medical Center is an extremely reputable organization located in the heart of the city, and sincerely has a medical program that is among the best.  I am eternally grateful to all of the people who have helped me achieve this accomplishment, and to all of the people affiliated with the New York Bar Association’s Health Law Section who have helped to create and develop this fellowship.

      Omar Mustafa – 2016 Health Law Fellowship Recipient
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      “I am honored to accept the 2016 Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law with the New York Bar Foundation. The New York State Bar Associations commitment to increasing representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in health law is not only admirable but vital to the field of law. I am humbled to take part in such a program and hope to contribute to the field of health law, all the while growing and learning from this invaluable experience. I look forward to being placed at Montefiore Medical Center this summer and have the opportunity to be exposed to the inner workings of the health law community.”


      The 2015 Summer Minority Internship Program recipients:

      Congratulations to Justine Park and Brian Miguel Salazar, recipients of the Health Law Section Fellowship! Both are students at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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      Brian has been placed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
      "I am very honored and humbled to accept the 2015 New York Bar Foundation Diversity Fellowship and to be the first rising second-year law student to work with the Mount Sinai Medical Center. It is an exciting opportunity to learn from Mount Sinai's Legal Department, following their consolidation with Continuum Health Partners. I look forward to being part of a relatively new department during a time of exciting transition and change. I was very impressed by the passion and excitement conveyed by the Mount Sinai's attorneys during my initial visit. Although the position will undoubtedly require hard work and dedication, I am confident that the upcoming summer a time of great learning and growth. The position will afford me the opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of concentrations and assignments, including contracts, real estate, and litigation. Once again, I am truly grateful to the New York Bar Foundation for allowing me the opportunity to work with such a prestigious and impactful organization.”

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      Justine has been placed at Montefiore Medical Center.
      “I am thrilled to be a part of the summer fellowship in Health Law offered by the New York State Bar Association not only in furtherance of my interest in Health Law, but also to have the opportunity to work with experienced health law professionals and attorneys. The program offers the opportunity gain experiences in the sector and understand the inner workings and procedures that go into the process."


      The 2014 Summer Minority Internship Program recipients:

      Mital Patel is a first year law student at Fordham University.  She has a Masters in Health Administration and has participated in international internship service programs in Ecuador, Mambai, India and Palau National Hospital.

      Alysha Sabarwal is a second year law student at Brooklyn Law School and is a Dean's Merit Scholarship recipient.  She is a graduate of Rutger's University in Political Science and Labor Studies and this past semester was a Legal Health Intern at the New York Legal Assistance Group.Both Mital Patel and Alysha Sabarwal will be placed at New York University Medical Center this summer. 


  • Health Law Blog- Supraspinatus

    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.

    http://nysbar.com/blogs/healthlaw/

  • Health Law Journal

    VIEW THE LATEST HEALTH LAW JOURNAL

    The Health Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of health law on various topics including the Family Health Care Decisions Act, HIPAA, nursing homes, managed care, mental health, medical ethics, and long-term care. Also included are regular features on recent cases, legislation and publications, as well as updates on Section activities. The Health Law Journal is published by the Health Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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