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  • Upcoming Events
    • June 1: Netoworking Reception and CLE in Buffalo

      Health Law Section
      20th Anniversary Networking Reception and CLE

      Thursday, June 1, 2017
      5:30 pm – 6:30 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?”


      Logan C. Geen, 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. 

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      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: 

    • June 1: 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.  

      THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2017
      9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | OEP74
      Live and Webcast

      4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice; 2.0 Skills

      Overall Planning Chairs: Joseph DeMarzo & Carolyn Shearer

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


    • June 9: Health Law Deeper Dive-False Claims Act

      Health Law Deeper Dive: False Claims Act
      Friday, June 9, 2017
      Northern Dutchess Hospital
      6511 Spring Brook Avenue - Cafeteria Conference Rooms 1 & 2
      Rhinebeck, NY 12572

      1:00 pm – 4:15 pm: CLE Program
      4:15 pm – 5:00 pm: Networking Reception
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Optional Dinner at Beekman Arms Restaurant

      Price (includes CLE and Reception only):
      Health Law Section Members: $ 50
      Join the Health Law Section now for $30 and get the Section member registration rate (NYSBA Membership required)
      NYSBA Members: $ 100
      Non-NYSBA Members: $ 150

      Description: The False Claims Act (FCA) remains as one of the fastest growing area of litigation, particularly because of its unique qui tam enforcement mechanism. This program will provide an overview of the rapidly changing developments in the FCA legal landscape and examples of recent state and federal actions.  Designed for in-house counsel, chief compliance officers, and private practitioners, this program will discuss practical tips and ethical considerations associated with investigating, commencing and defending state and federal false claim actions.

      CLE: This program qualifies for 3.5 MCLE credits, with 2.5 credits in the area of Professional Practice and 1.0 in the area of Ethics. The program does not qualify for credit for newly-admitted attorneys and is non-transitional.


      11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Executive Committee members only)
      Executive Committee Meeting and Health Law Section Annual Transitional Planning Conference
      Northern Dutchess Hospital - Board Room

      12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
      Northern Dutchess Hospital – Cafeteria Conference Rooms 1 & 2
      CLE Sign In and Registration

      Anatomy of the False Claims Action
      1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
      1.5 CLE MCLE Credits in Professional Practice


      Linda J. Clark, Esq.
      Barclay Damon, LLP


      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

      Kathy S. Marks, Esq.
      Yankwitt LLP
      White Plains, NY

      Additional speaker: TBA

      2:15 pm – 2:25 pm

      2:25 pm – 3:15 pm
      Discussion on State Recoveries
      1.0 MCLE credits in Professional Practice

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

      David R. Ross, Esq.
      O'Connell & Aronowitz PC
      Albany, NY

      3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

      Ethics: A Perspective from the Bench on Attorney Client Privilege Issues 
       1.0 MCLE credit in Ethics


      Hon. Mae D’Agostino
      U.S. District Court Judge

      U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
      Albany, NY

      4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
      Networking Reception
      Light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverage served

      5:00 pm
      Optional Dutch Treat Dinner:
      Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn, 6387 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

      PARKING INFO: Parking at the hospital is limited, and it is requested that attendees use the valet service.

      This is a live program only, and will not be recorded or broadcast. It is accredited in New York State only.


  • 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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