Health Law Section

  • Health Law Section Fall 2014 Meeting
    Save the Date! Health Law Section Fall Meeting Friday, October 24, 2014 State Bar Center, Albany, New York
  • Upcoming Events
    • September 12: Health Law Section's Program Integrity and Enforcement: The Government Perspective


      Please note: We are not able to accept walk-ins at this event.

      Health Law Section presents

      Program Integrity and Enforcement: The Government Perspective

      Co-sponsored by the New York City Bar Health Law Committee

      Friday, September 12, 2014
      9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      (Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 AM)

      The Yale Club of New York City – Trumbull Room
      50 Vanderbilt Avenue (across from Grand Central Station)
      New York, NY 10017

      This 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 businessmen 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 four United States Attorneys (presenting the civil and criminal perspectives); 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.  

      8:30 AM - 9 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
      9:00 AM - 10:45 AM - The Federal Perspective from Four Assistant United States Attorneys
      10:45 - 11:00 AM - Break
      11:00 - 11:50 AM - Ethics
      11:50 AM - 12:40 PM - Lunch
      12:40 - 1:30 Nonprofit Revitalization Act 
      1:30 - 3 PM - State Perspective - Representatives from the NYS Attorney General's Office, and the NYS Office of the Medicaid General Inspector

      Attendance at this meeting offers up to 5.5 MCLE credit hours, including 4.5 in Professional Practice and 1.0 in Ethics. This is NOT considered a transitional program and is not suitable for newly-admitted attorneys.

      Health Law Section member registration fee: $ 195.00
      Non-Member Registration fee: $295.00
      Attorneys Admitted Less Than 5 Years: $ 95.00

      Join the Health Law Section for $ 40 and save $100 off registration.


      Please note: We are not able to accept walk-ins at this event.

      If you have questions about this program, contact Amy Jasiewicz at (518) 487-5682 or

    • Telehealth & Telemedicine - Live and Webcast Program September 17, 2014

      Telehealth & Telemedicine: Progress and Barriers in New York
      Wednesday, September 17, 2014
      Albany Law School
      80 New Scotland Avenue
      Albany, NY 12208
      12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      4.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 hours in Areas of Professional Practice
      Not Able to Attend in Person?
      A Live Webcast Option is Available!*
      * Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
      Program Co-Sponsors:
      Health Law Section

      Committee on Continuing Legal Education
      Program Chair:
      Charles C. Dunham, IV, Esq., Bond Schoeneck & King, Albany, NY

      Program Description:
      A recent study found that the market for telehealth services is projected to grow globally at an annual rate of 16.9% from 2013 to 2018, with a $35.1 billion industry projected by 2018. This panel is the second in a series looking at telehealth and telemedicine in New York State, exploring the progress made towards the adoption of telehealth and telemedicine services in New York State, New York’s legislation regarding this area, and the legal barriers to be overcome.
      The program will assist participants in understanding the current state of affairs surrounding the adoption and implementation of telehealth and telemedicine in multiple medical professions in the State of New York, with a focus on the professional, financial and legal barriers. The participating presenters have been selected from the market, government and academia to offer a comprehensive perspective on these issues.
      - How is telehealth and telemedicine currently being utilized in the health care industry?
      - What professional and legal barriers to adoption of telehealth and telemedicine?
      - How are medical professionals and health systems being reimbursed for providing services through telehealth and telemedicine?
      - What initiatives or demonstration programs are projected to promote the adoption and use of telehealth and telemedicine?
      Topics to be Discussed Include:
      - Adoption of telehealth as a new model of healthcare delivery
      - Licensing issues and scope of practice
      - New York State laws and policies for telehealth
      - Malpractice and Coverage
      - Fraud and Abuse
      - Informed Consent Issues
      Who Should Attend:
      Health law attorneys; Attorneys representing practitioners and facilities that may utilize telehealth and telemedicine services.


      12:00 – 12:30 p.m.Registration
      12:30 – 12:40 p.m.Welcome and Introduction
      12:40 – 1:05 p.m.Overview of Telehealth: Telehealth Survey and Findings
      1:05 – 1:55 p.m.Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Standard of Care
      • Adoption of telehealth as a new model of healthcare delivery
      • Licensing issues and scope of practice
      • Operational/legal issues being faced by hospitals and/or health systems
      1:55 – 2:10 p.m.Break
      2:10 – 4:00 p.m.Legislation, Policy and Reimbursement
      • Discussion and examination of current developments on payment issues
      • DSRIP, Grants and other supplemental sources of funding for telehealth
      • New York State laws and policies for telehealth
      3:00 – 3:10 p.m.Break (during Legislation, Policy, and Reimbursement segment)
      4:00 – 4:30 p.m.Panel Discussion on Legal Barriers
      • Malpractice and Coverage
      • Funding Concerns
      • Fraud and Abuse
      • Informed Consent Issues
      • Questions & Answers
      4:30 p.m.Adjournment

      Program Faculty:
      Ronald Bass, Director, Bureau of Policy Development and Coverage, Office of Health Insurance Programs of the NYS Department of Health * Al Cardillo, Executive Vice President, Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) * Christopher Chase, Esq., Healthcare Program Specialist, IPRO * Charles Dunham, Esq., Associate, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC * Dr. Lynda Hohmann, Division of Program Development and Management, Office of Health Insurance Programs of the NYS Department of Health * Michelle T. Mazzacco, VP/Director, Community Services Division, St. Peter’s Health Partners * Daniel Meier, Associate, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff LLP * Professor Alicia Ouellette, Esq., Albany Law School * Karen Roach, M.P.H., Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Rural Health, Healthcare Association of New York State * Ruth Leslie, Director, New York State Department of Health, Division of Hospitals and Diagnostic & Treatment Centers* Raul A. Tabora, Jr., Esq., Member, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC  
      Register Today!
      NYSBA Members: $125
      Health Law Section Members: $106.25
      Non Members: $225
      Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.
      ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.
      - Connect and network with fellow attorneys
      - Enhance your knowledge with Section publications
      -  Save 15% on this program!
      Call (800) 582-2452 and join today!

      Registration: 12:00 p.m. Program: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Additional Information: This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.


    • Public Health Law Webinar Series

      New York State Bar Association Health Law Section Public Health Committee

      in collaboration with

      The Network for Public Health Law and

      Public Health Association of New York City

      announce sponsorship of a



      A Look at Public Health Mandates and Public Health

      Legislation: Hot Topics in Public Health Law and Public Health Ethics


      featuring nationally recognized public health law experts

      The first webinar was held on June 27th.


      Daniel Orenstein, JD, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law Western Region, Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, Public Health Law and Policy Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

      Crisis Standards of Care: Public Health Ethics in Light of Evolving Mandates

      Friday, September 26, 2014
      3 pm - 4 pm Eastern Standard Time

      CLE Credits Pending



      Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor and Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University

      Professor Gostin will discuss his recent book: Global Health Law (Harvard University Press, 2014)

      Thursday, December, 11, 2014
      4 pm - 5 pm Eastern Standard Time

      CLE Credits Pending



      Pace Law School is an approved provider of CLE in New York State.

      This program is suitable for experienced attorneys only.


      Registration Fee for CLE: $45 Check payable to Pace Center for Continuing Legal Education. Please mail to:  Pace Law School, Center for Continuing Legal Education, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY  10603. 


      To register for September 10 and December 11, 2014 webinars, please send an email to

    • January 28: 2015 Annual Meeting: Save the Date!

      The New York State Bar Association's 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place January 26-31, 2015:

      New York Hilton Midtown
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      New York City

      The Health Law Section will meet on Wednesday, January 28.

      Save the date!

    • Save the Date: October 24 Health Law Section Fall Meeting

      Join the NYSBA Health Law Section for its Fall Meeting:
      "Healthcare Delivery System and Payment Reform in New York State"
      Friday, October 24, 2014

      State Bar Center
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207

      9:30 am – 5:30 pm

      Federal, state, and private sector initiatives across New York State and the rest of the country are aiming to promote delivery system and payment reform. These initiatives are intended to transform the health care delivery system in local healthcare markets to reduce health spending while preserving or enhancing the quality of care.

      Healthcare attorneys advising their clients in connection with such initiatives have to address challenging organizational, governance, contractual, regulatory, and other legal issues. The Fall Meeting will provide an unprecedented opportunity to discuss the implications of these initiatives on the organization of healthcare delivery in New York State and the strategies that healthcare lawyers are developing to address the related legal issues and challenges.

      The Fall Meeting brings together leading attorneys, policymakers, experts, and implementers to provide unique and in-depth insights on these ongoing delivery system and payment reforms. The Fall Meeting will cover a variety of topics including New York's Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), accountable care organizations (ACOs), innovative contract and payment arrangements, and related legal issues.


      • Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP): Key Policy Issues
      • DSRIP: Key Implementation Issues
      • Anti-Trust Issues
      • Population Health Management: Models and Options
      • Populations Health Management from the Perspective of a Physician Group, an IPA, PHO, and an Integrated Delivery System

      Mark your calendar and watch for more details and online registration in the coming weeks!

      For questions about this program, contact Amy Jasiewicz at

      A limited number of rooms are reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown for those attending this meeting. Please call the Hampton Inn at (518) 432-7000 to secure your room for the night of 10/23/14. Group: NYS BAR- Health Law Section. Group Code: G24. Rate $ 149.00 plus tax.

  • 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.

  • Health Law Journal

    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. Edited by Robert N. Swidler, Esq., the Health Law Journal is published by the Health Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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