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
    • 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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