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  • Upcoming Events
    • December 3: HIPAA/HITECH For Lawyers Update 2014

      HIPAA/HITECH For Lawyers Update 2014
      Wednesday, December 3, 2014
      Albany | New York State Bar Association
      1 Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207
      1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      2.5 Total MCLE Credits: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics
      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 Chairs:
      Patricia M. Curtin, Partner
      , Levene, Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, Vestal, NY
      Raul Tabora, Member, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, Albany, NY
      Program Description:
      On September 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began to enforce the long-awaited HITECH Omnibus Regulations released January 17, 2013 (the “Final Rule”). The Final Rule made sweeping changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, increased civil monetary penalties dramatically, and extended liability to Covered Entities’ Business Associates, including attorneys.
      This program will:
               - Provide an overview of the Final Rule
               - Review enforcement activity to date and offer advice on how to prepare clients for audits
               - Familiarize attorneys with Department of Health and Human Services guidance on HIPAA and Mental Health information, including review of the overlapping State Law provisions related to confidentiality of Mental Health information
               - Explore E-Discovery obligations for In-House and Business Associate attorneys in the context of the Final Rule
      Don’t miss this opportunity to update your knowledge and learn how to protect and advise your clients!
      Who Should Attend:

      Health law attorneys; all attorneys in law firms and practice settings impacted by HIPAA and HITECH

      Register now or find out more details on the program speakers and agenda.

    • 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!

  • 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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