Health Law Section

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    Health Law Section Keeping you informed on the latest news in health care. Join the Health Law Section for Excellent CLEs!
  • Health Law Journal -Spr17
    The Health Law Journal is published by the Health Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
  • AM 2018 Save the Date
    January 16, 2019 Health Law Section Annual Meeting CLE and Luncheon
  • Upcoming Events
    • Health Law CLE Online: 3 Programs Now Available

      Three Health Law Section CLE Webcasts Available in the NYSBA Store

      Looking for CLE opportunities online? The Health Law Section has three recordings available to purchase and view for CLE credit, any time that is convenient for you:

      1. Legal Issues Surrounding Eye, Organ and Tissue Donation

      CLE1.5 credits in professional practice, non-transitional and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

      Free to Health Law Section Members,
      Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
      $50 for NYSBA Members, $75 for Non-Members

      Presented by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Health Law Section in partnership with the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD), and co-sponsored by the Health Law Committee and Bioethical Issues Committee of the New York City Bar.

      New York State is facing a health care crisis: the need for transplantable organs far exceeds the availability. While a single donor can help save the lives of up to 8 people, potential donors are rare. It is crucial that all of the participants in the process, legal, clinical, administrative and governmental are knowledgeable about the law and the process surrounding organ and tissue donation.

      2. Health Law Section Fall MeetingDisrupting the System: Innovation and Collaboration in Health Care in New York

      CLE: 7.0 MCLE credits, 6.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics
      This program is for experienced attorneys only, is non-transitional, and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

      Health Law Section Member: $175
      Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
      NYSBA Member: $233.00
      Non-NYSBA member: $350

      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

      3. E-Health Clinical Records & Data Exch II: Webcast

      CLE: This program is accredited for 2.0 MCLE credits in the area of Professional Practice, and is non-transitional and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

      The NYSBA's Health Law Section, in collaboration with Albany Law School and Fordham Law School, is holding the second program of a two-part series exploring the state of population health initiatives for improving the public's health and the law affecting:  Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across provider types and payor systems; Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs), including the State Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) and e-MOLST; data collection and integration; and research and ethics. 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.

      Cost: Health Law Section Members: $50.00
      Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
      NYSBA Members: $85.00
      NYSBA Non-members: $125.00.


      • Expanding Public Policy Goals for EHR to Improve the Public's Health: Utilizing Integrated Medical and Social Data for Designing Care Systems and Population-Level Interventions - Issues in Law, Research and Ethics.
      • E-Health Licensure Standards - Gaps in Law and Regulations at the State Level

      Part I of this series is available for free, and does not offer CLE credit: E-Health Clinical Records and Data Exchange: Part I 

    • March 28, 2018: Health Law Section Networking Reception

      NYSBA Member: Free

      Health Law Section Networking Reception

      Join us to connect with colleagues, advance your career and enhance your practice. Meet other health law attorneys, as well as leaders in the NYSBA's Health Law Section. Learn more about how you can benefit from Section membership. Don't miss this opportunity to network with colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere – and enjoy some finger food, wine and beverages.

      Sponsored by the Health Law Section and Special thanks to Albany Law School for being our host!

      Wednesday, March 28, 2018
      5:30pm – 7:00pm
      Networking Reception

      Albany Law School Courtroom
      80 New Scotland Avenue


      NYSBA Member: $ Free
      (except for government officials) see below.

      * Please note: 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. Gift restrictions require that any state government official who attends must pay the per person cost of $35. Payment can be made by check payable to NYSBA at the event.

      Not a Section Member Yet?Join the Health Law Section now; or join us at the reception to learn what Section membership can do for you and your practice.

      Already a Section member? Take advantage of this opportunity to get the most out of your membership and allow us to express our appreciation.

      Health Law Section Membership Committee Co-Chairs

      Mishka Woodley, Esq., Shenker Russo Clark LLP, Albany

      Lisa D. Hayes, Esq., Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn

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    • April 26: Emerging Issues for the Healthcare Industry

      Emerging Liability Issues for the Healthcare Industry 
      Thursday, April 26th | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | NYC & Webcast
      New York State Society of CPA's | 14 Wall Street | 19th Floor | NYC 
      3.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Skills

      NYSBA Member: $135
      General Practice Section Member: $110
      Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $135
      Non-Member: $235

      Emerging Liability Issues for the Health Care Industry

      This half-day practical seminar will familiarize you with many of New York’s laws regulating claims against health care facilities and will help you develop the skills necessary to prepare and review the claim, navigate discovery, and advocate through arbitration or in court.

      Who Should Attend: Attorneys who represent healthcare facilities, especially nursing homes; attorneys representing patients of residential healthcare facilities; attorneys interested in the burgeoning field of healthcare liability. 

      Health Law Section
      Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education  

      To register, click the program title.

    • October 26: Health Law Section Fall Meeting

      Health Law Section Fall Meeting
      Friday, October 26, 2018

      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY

      Mark Your Calendars and Save the Date 
      Join more than 100 health law attorneys from around the state for this full-day CLE on hot topics.

  • 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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