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  • Upcoming Events
    • October 28: Health Law Section Fall Meeting - Save the Date!

      Save the Date!

      Health Law Section Fall Meeting

      Friday, October 28, 2016

      State Bar Center, One Elk Street, Albany

      Each fall, more than 100 attorneys gather at the State Bar Center for a day-long CLE program on timely health law issues related to their practice. 
      Please plan to join us!

      Topics, speakers and more details in the coming months.

    • June 28: Electronic Health Records webcast

      E-Health Clinical Records and Data Exchange: Part I
      A Live program for CLE credit, with non-credit simultaneous free webcast 


      Webcast Link**

      : Tuesday, June 28, 2016
      Time: 9:00 am  – 11:50 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am, a free luncheon for attendees will start at 11:50 pm)
      Live Location: Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, The Courtroom
      Cost: $100 to attend the live program at Albany Law School for CLE credit; webcast is no cost for participation
      CLE: The live program has been accredited by Albany Law School for 2 professional practice CLE credits and 1 ethics credit for all attorneys (transitional and non-transitional in NYS. The webcast carries no credit. 

      The New York State Bar Association’s Health Law Section, in collaboration with Albany Law School and Fordham Law School, will host a half-day symposium to kick off an extended project exploring the state of the industry and the law affecting:  Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across provider types and payor systems; integration of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs), including the State Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY); and the changing role of health research and data (including data generation, management and interpretation).

      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.

      At the June 28 kick-off event, Albany Law School will host a half-day CLE program, and a live webcast of the program is available. Speakers will explore EHRs and the E-Health Exchange from the perspective of:

      health care providers

      • health plans and other health care payors
      • data aggregators such as RHIOs and the SHIN-NY; and
      • ethical issues involving EHR use and misuse


      8:30 am - 9:00 am             Registration at Albany Law School

      9:00 am - 9:50 am             Introduction to E-Health Records and Exchange; Dissection of a Provider Data-Sharing Initiative
      Al Cardillo, Vice President, Home Care Association of New York State (HCANYS)
      Paul Gillan, Esq., Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Albany

      9:50 am - 10:00 am          Break

      10:00 am - 10:50 am        State-Level Data Aggregation and Initiatives
      Elizabeth Amato, Director, Statewide Services, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)
      Raul Tabora, Esq.,  Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC

      10:50 am - 11:00 am        Break

      11:00 am - 11:50 pm        Legal Ethics in E-Health Records and Information Exchange

      Melissa Zambri, Esq., Barclay Damon, Albany, NY

      11:50 pm - 1:00 pm          Complimentary Networking Lunch for Program Attendees

      To register for the live CLE at Albany Law School go to: 

      REGISTER for the free webcast through NYSBA.

      Questions regarding the webcast, contact: Amy Jasiewicz at (518) 487-5682, or

    • October 14: Medical Marijuana in New York: Live & Webcast


      Date:  Friday,   October 14, 2016

      Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

      4.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 in Professional Practice

      New York Society of Security Analysts
      1540 Broadway | Suite 1010
      New York, NY 10036

      View Program Details

      Not Able to Attend in Person?
      A Live Webcast Option is Available!*
      * Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) can attend the program via webcast to receive New York MCLE credit but the Ethics portion must be viewed on the same day of the webcast. Professional Practice credits can be viewed at any time.

      Now almost one year since New York first made medical marijuana available to patients with chronic illnesses, join our panel of experts as we take a look back at the implementation of the State’s medical marijuana program, and how medical marijuana legalization may evolve in New York and beyond. Our panelists will range from legislators involved in enabling New York’s medical marijuana program and fighting to expand it to those operating dispensaries in New York, as well as patient advocates and an array of medical and legal experts. We will explore the successes and short comings of New York’s unique medical marijuana program, and ask our experts what issues they’ve experienced in this complex and rapidly-expanding field, as well as how they see the industry developing in the future.

      NYSBA Members: $135
      Health Law Section Members: $114.75
      Non Members: $235

      Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

      Additional Information: This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment. 
      Overall Planning Co-Chairs
      Benjamin P. Malerba, III, Esq., Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale, L.I.
      Gregory Richard Mitchell, Esq., Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale, L.I.
      Yulian Shtern, Esq., Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, Brooklyn

      Health Law Section Chair
      Raul A. Tabora, Jr., Esq., Bond, Schoeneck and King PLLC, Albany

      Program Co-Sponsors:
      Health Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education        

    • 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)

  • 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


    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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