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    • March 2: Networking Reception and CLE in Lake Success

      Health Law Section
      20th Anniversary Networking Reception and CLE

      Thursday, March 2, 2017
      6 pm – 8 pm 
      Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP 
      3 Dakota Drive, Suite 300
      Lake Success, NY 11042

      Reception followed by one hour CLE on “Insights and Issues in Capacity and Mental Health Law.”

      Speaker: 
      Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.
      Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP

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      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 

    • March 24: Healthcare Program Integrity and Enforcement: The Government Perspective

      Health Law Section
      Program Integrity and Enforcement: The Government Perspective

      Friday, March 24, 2017
      9 am – 3 pm (check-in and registration begins at 8:30 am)

      The Yale Club of New York City
      50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY

      Co-Sponsored by the New York City Bar Association Health Law Committee

      Attendance at this meeting offers up to 6.0 MCLE credit hours. This is not a transitional program and is not suitable for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys.
      This is a live program only, and will not be recorded, broadcast or available online. It is accredited for CLE in New York State only. 

      Cost:
      Health Law Section member $195
      Not yet a section member? Join today at $30 and receive the Section member rate.
      NYSBA member: $250
      Non-NYSBA member: $295
      Newly-admitted Attorneys $95

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      Program Description:
      This CLE program presents an opportunity for attorneys and consultants that represent healthcare clients and entities (doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other medical providers as well as professionals who deal with these providers and joint venture with them) to see and perhaps talk with the federal and state enforcement representatives who are on the front lines of interpreting the appropriate enforcement of law in this complex fast evolving area.

      Highlights of the program include two panel discussions. The first will feature United States Attorneys (presenting the civil and criminal perspectives from both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York); the second will include representatives from the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of both panels.

      Schedule of Events

      8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
      Check-in/Registration and Continental Breakfast – Roof Dining Room

      9:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. 
      The Federal Prosecutors’ Perspective – Roof Dining Room
      2.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice

      Hear directly from civil and criminal prosecutors from the Eastern and Southern United States Attorney’s Offices. They will discuss:

      • An overview of the relationship between and among enforcement authorities;

      • Criminal v. civil enforcement - factors considered in the analysis of potential culpability;

      • Representative enforcement actions;

      • Current enforcement trends; and

      • False Claims Act investigations and litigation.

      Moderator:

      Robert P. Borsody, Esq.
      Premier Senior Living, LLC
      New York City

      Panelists:

      Kenneth M. Abell, Esq.
      Assistant U.S. Attorney
      Chief, Healthcare Fraud, Civil Division
      U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York

      Daniel Tehrani, Esq.
      Assistant U.S. Attorney
      Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force
      Formerly of the Complex Frauds Unit and Cybercrime Unit, Criminal Division
      U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

      Christopher B. Harwood, Esq.
      Assistant U.S. Attorney
      Co-Chief, Civil Frauds Unit
      U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

      Shannon Jones, Esq.
      Assistant U.S. Attorney 
      Deputy Chief, Healthcare Fraud, Criminal Division
      U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York

      At the conclusion of their remarks, panelists will take questions from the audience. 

      10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Break 

      10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Federal Regulator’s Perspective

      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice
      Update from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

      Speaker:

      Vicki L. Robinson, Esq.
      Senior Advisor for Health Career Reform
      Office of Inspector General
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
      Washington, D.C. 

      11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

      12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. 

      1.0 MCLE credits
      Speaker TBA

      1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. State Initiatives

      2.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice
      Learn about State initiatives related to enforcement and compliance:

      • Overview of cases and investigations related to fraud and abuse;

      • Review of current initiatives and upcoming areas of focus; and

      • What the continued shift to managed care and VBP means to fraud and abuse monitoring and enforcement.

      Moderator:

      Robert A. Hussar, Esq.
      Barclay Damon
      Albany, NY

      Panelists:

      Jay Speers, Esq.
      General Counsel
      Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
      Office of the New York State Attorney General
      New York, NY

      Saratu Ghartey, Esq.
      Chief Program Accountability Officer
      New York City Department of Social Services
      New York, NY

      Lisa Landau, Esq. 
      Bureau Chief 
      Health Care Bureau 
      Office of the New York State Attorney General 
      New York, NY 

      Erin Ives
      Acting First Deputy Medicaid Inspector General
      New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General
      Albany, NY

      At the conclusion of their remarks, panelists will take questions from the audience.

      REGISTER NOW 

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


    • April 6: Networking Reception and CLE at Albany Law School

      Health Law Section
      20th Anniversary Networking Reception and CLE 

      Thursday, April 6, 2017
      6 pm - 8 pm
      Albany Law School
      80 New Scotland Avenue
      Albany, NY

      The CLE will be held in Room 200, with the reception to follow in the East Foyer

      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. 

      Pre-registation requested


      REGISTER NOW

      CLE topic: Healthcare Reform

      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: Networking Reception and CLE Rochester

      Health Law Section
      20th Anniversary Networking Reception and CLE 

      Thursday, May 4, 2017
      6 pm - 8 pm
      Harris Beach
      99 Garnsey Rd.
      Pittsford, NY 14534

      One hour CLE to be followed by a reception. Topic TBA.

      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
      100 Park Avenue #1500
      New York City

      6 pm - 8 pm

      One Hour CLE to be followed by a networking reception.

      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.  

      FRIDAY JUNE 1, 2017

      4.0 MCLE Credits | 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

      Overall Planning Chairs: Joseph DeMarzo & Carolyn Shearer

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

       REGISTER NOW: www.nysba.org/OPDCLE 

      The program will also be streamed as a live webcast. 


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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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  • 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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