Health Law Section

  • 2016 Health Law Fall Program
    Disrupting the System: Innovation and Collaboration in Health Care in New York - October 28, Albany
  • 20th anniversary 2016
    The Health Law Section is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary!
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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
    • October 14: Medical Marijuana in New York: Live & Webcast


      Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

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

      3.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 in Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics

      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
      Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education
      PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

    • October 28: Health Law Section Fall Meeting - Register Now!


      Friday, October 28, 2016
      State Bar Center, One Elk Street, Albany
      8:30 am Registration and continental breakfast
      9 am - 4:10 pm Program

      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.  

      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
      For list of speakers, see Program Brochure

      7.0 MCLE credits, 6.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics
      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.

      Health Law Section Member: $195
      Health Law Section Member admitted to practice 5 years or less: $95
      Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.

      NYSBA Member: $240
      NYSBA Member admitted to practice 5 years or less: $140

      Non-NYSBA member: $295
      Non-NYSBA member admitted to practice 5 years or less: $260
      Join NYSBA

      NYSBA member Law Students: $15
      Non-NYSBA Member Law students: Join NYSBA free today at 

      This program is being recorded. The recording will be available at for purchase 60 days following the program. To purchase the recording the fees are the same for attorneys as the registration fees to attend listed above. There is no live broadcast.


      Program Brochure

      Registration Form (PDF)

      To register by phone, contact the Member Resource Center at 1(800) 582-2452.

    • 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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