Health Law Section

  • Health Law Section 2017 Fall Meeting
    REGISTER NOW! FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, HEALTH LAW SECTION FALL MEETING IN ALBANY
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    HEALTH LAW SECTION ANNUAL MEETING CLE AND LUNCH - WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24, 2018
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    The Health Law Journal is published by the Health Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
  • Upcoming Events
    • September 26 Guardianship Practice in NY

      GUARDIANSHIP PRACTICE IN NY


      Tuesday, September 26, 2017
      9:00 a.m. - 5:05 p.m.

      New York Society of Security Analysts
      Entrance on 45th Street (Broadway and Seventh), NYC

      7.5 MCLE Credits: 6.5 in Professional Practice; 1.0 in Ethics.

      Click for additional information and/or to register online.

      Program Co-Sponsors:
      Elder Law and Special Needs Section
      Trusts & Estates Law Section
      General Practice Section
      Health Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    • October 27: Health Law Section Fall Meeting, Albany

      Health Law Section Fall Meeting 

      NEW FRONTIERS IN HEALTH CARE

      Friday, October 27, 2017
      9 am - 4:35 pm (registration beings at 8:30)

      State Bar Center
      1 Elk St
      Albany, NY 12207

      REGISTER NOW


      Registration Form (PDF)
      Program Brochure (PDF)


      Program Description:

      The on-going changes in health care reimbursement are demanding that old models of care delivery be disrupted and that we embrace innovation and collaboration among providers throughout the continuum of care to improve access to care, reduce unnecessary utilization, and efficiently address patients’ needs. Even medical-legal partnerships are critical to address patients’ complex health needs and other social determinants of health. This program offers a look at innovative programs that are designed to facilitate access to comprehensive, coordinated care to improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes.
       
      These innovative programs and the use of the technology necessary to support them do not come without legal barriers and challenges. Our diverse panel of speakers will describe innovative, collaborative initiatives that are disrupting the health care system, and the practical ways to overcome the real and perceived barriers to sustained implementation. This program is relevant for attorneys representing all provider types, health systems, in-house counsel, insurance/payor plans and governmental attorneys involved in health care regulation.
       
      Program Agenda:

      7:30 am – 8:30 am Health Law Section Executive Committee Meeting (members only)
      Peck Room

      8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration/Breakfast
      Front Lobby

      9:00 am – 9:10 am 
      Welcome and Introductions
      Section Chair - Lawrence R. Faulkner, Esq.
      ARC of Westchester
      Hawthorne, NY

      Program Chair - Anoush Koroghlian Scott, Esq. 
      Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP
      Albany , NY

      Membership Committee Chair - Mishka A. Woodley , Esq.
      Shenker Russo Clark LLP
      Albany, NY

      9:10 am – 10:00 am 
      Privacy Implications with the Use of Mobile Devices
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice

      This panel will explore the privacy implications of the increased use of mobile devices by consumers to collect and track medical data (e.g., FitBit).

      Speakers:
      Jarom D. Kesler, Esq.
      Knobbe Martens
      Irvine, CA

      Susan M. Natland, Esq.
      Knobbe Martens
      Irvine, CA

      Boris Zelkind, Esq.
      Knobbe Martens
      Irvine, CA

      10:05 am – 10:55 am 
      NYS Regulatory Updates
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice

      • OPWDD regulatory update

      • DOH regulatory update

      Speakers:
      Roger A. Bearden
      General Counsel Director
      Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
      (OPWDD) Albany, NY

      Lisa Sbrana, Esq.
      Director
      Office of Marketplace Counsel
      NY State of Health
      Albany, NY

      10:55 am – 11:10 am 
      Break

      11:10 am – 12:00 pm 
      New York’s Medical Marijuana Program: What All Healthcare Attorneys Should Know
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice

      Speakers:
      James E. Dering, Esq.
      Garfunkel Wild PC
      Albany, NY

      Sandra Jensen, Esq.
      Garfunkel Wild PC
      Albany, NY

      12:05 pm – 12:55 pm  
      HIPAA Audits: What’s Triggering Them and What’s on the Horizon?
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice

      Speakers:
      Christopher W. Meyer, Esq.
      Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
      Albany, NY

      Lisa Lee Anderson, Esq.
      U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services-Office for Civil Rights
      New York, NY

      12:55 pm – 1:35 pm Lunch

      1:40 pm – 2:30 pm 
      ACA Repeal and Replace: Implications for New York State
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice

      Speaker:
      James W. Lytle, Esq.
      Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP
      Albany, NY

      2:35 pm – 3:25 pm 
      Aid in Dying – Legislation and Litigation
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice

      Speakers:
      David C. Leven, Esq.
      End of Life Choices
      New York, NY

      Brendan Parent, Esq.
      NYU School of Professional Studies
      New York, NY

      3:35 pm – 3:45 pm 
      Break

      3:45 pm – 4:35 pm 
      Aid in Dying: Ethical Implications
      1.0 MCLE credits in Ethics

      David C. Leven, Esq.
      End of Life Choices
      New York, NY

      Brendan Parent, Esq.
      NYU School of Professional Studies
      New York, NY

      Mary Beth Morrissey, Esq.
      Fordham University
      New York, NY 

      Corinne A. Carey, Esq.
      New York Campaign Director
      Compassion & Choices

      Stephanie L. Woodward, Esq.
      Center for Disability Rights
      Rochester, NY

      Adjournment

           REGISTER NOW

      Registration Form (PDF)
      Program Brochure (PDF)

      Special Thanks to Our Planning Committee

      Chair - Anoush Koroghlian Scott, Esq.
      Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
      Albany, NY

      Section Chair - Lawrence Faulkner, Esq.
      ARC of Westchester
      Hawthorne, NY

      Caitlin J. Monjeau, Esq.
      Community Care Physicians
      Latham, NY

      James E. Dering, Esq.
      Garfunkel Wild PC
      Albany, NY

      Program Recording: This program will be recorded. The recording will be available in 60 days at www.nysba.org

      CLE: This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details.

      For accommodations the night of October 26, a room block is available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown, 25 Chapel Street, Albany (2 blocks from NYSBA) at $159.00 plus taxes. Contact (518) 432-7000, mention Group Code NYSBA. 
      Or book your room online at: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1  
      The group rate is available until October 2, 2017.

      Questions? Contact Kristina Maldonado at: kmaldonado@nysba.org 



    • November 15 & December 6: Fundamentals of Health Law

      Basics of Health Law

      Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Albany | New York State Bar Association | Live and Webcast

      Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | NYC | New York Society of Security Analysts

    • January 24, 2018: Health Law Section Annual Meeting CLE and Luncheon

      Mark your calendar!

      Health Law Section Annual Meeting CLE Program and Luncheon

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018

      New York Hilton Midtown, NYC

      Details coming soon!

    • Health Law CLE Online: 3 Programs Now Available

      Three Health Law Section CLE Webcasts Available in the NYSBA Store

      Looking for CLE opportunities online? The Health Law Section has three recordings available to purchase and view for CLE credit, any time that is convenient for you:

      1. Legal Issues Surrounding Eye, Organ and Tissue Donation

      CLE1.5 credits in professional practice, non-transitional and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

      Cost:
      Free to Health Law Section Members,
      Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
      $50 for NYSBA Members, $75 for Non-Members

      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.

      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.

      2. Health Law Section Fall MeetingDisrupting the System: Innovation and Collaboration in Health Care in New York

      CLE: 7.0 MCLE credits, 6.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics
      This program is for experienced attorneys only, is non-transitional, and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

      Cost:
      Health Law Section Member: $175
      Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
      NYSBA Member: $233.00
      Non-NYSBA member: $350

      This program offers a look at innovative programs that are designed to facilitate access to comprehensive, coordinated care to improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. These innovative programs and the use of the technology necessary to support them do not come without legal barriers and challenges. Our diverse panel of speakers will describe innovative, collaborative initiatives that are disrupting the health care system, and the practical ways to overcome the real and perceived barriers to sustained implementation. This program is relevant for attorneys representing all provider types, health systems, in-house counsel, insurance/payor plans and governmental attorneys involved in health care regulation.

      Topics:
      In-House General Counsel: Hot Topics
      Medical-Legal Partnerships in Health Care
      Collaborative Affiliations Among Large Systems and Physician Practices: Tales from the Trenches
      Medical-Legal Implications and Sustainability of SHIN-NY Regulations in Healthcare Delivery System
      Concierge Medicine/Telemedicine/Direct Primary Care
      Ethics of Health Information Technology Privacy

      Keynote address: Dr. Jacob Reider, Former Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, US Dept of Health and Human Services


      3. E-Health Clinical Records & Data Exch II: Webcast

      CLE: This program is accredited for 2.0 MCLE credits in the area of Professional Practice, and is non-transitional and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

      The NYSBA's Health Law Section, in collaboration with Albany Law School and Fordham Law School, is holding the second program of a two-part series exploring the state of population health initiatives for improving the public's health and the law affecting:  Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across provider types and payor systems; Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs), including the State Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) and e-MOLST; data collection and integration; and research and ethics. These areas are of increasing importance both in understanding the breadth and impact of federal and state health laws on health systems and systems innovation and how research and data may inform health law and policy as well as clinical practice.

      Cost: Health Law Section Members: $50.00
      Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
      NYSBA Members: $85.00
      NYSBA Non-members: $125.00.

      Topics:

      • Expanding Public Policy Goals for EHR to Improve the Public's Health: Utilizing Integrated Medical and Social Data for Designing Care Systems and Population-Level Interventions - Issues in Law, Research and Ethics.
      • E-Health Licensure Standards - Gaps in Law and Regulations at the State Level

      Part I of this series is available for free, and does not offer CLE credit: E-Health Clinical Records and Data Exchange: Part I 


  • 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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