The Health Law Section is pleased to announce our new officers and executive council members for 2018- 2019.
Gregory Chaires— Chair – 964808
J. Everett Wilson – Chair -elect – 841625
JoAnn Guerrero – Treasurer - 713996
Adam Maingot- Secretary - 103351
Nicholas Romanello - Immediate Past Chair- 134200
New and returning members to the council this year are:
Click the following link to view the full list of Executive Council Members through the 2021 term.
2018-19 Executive Council
2929 Legal Emergencies in Health Care 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 - (321) 799-0003
Sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and The Health Law Section
Course classification: Advanced
Room Block Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Cocoa Beach at a rate of $169 single/double occupancy. To make reservations please call 1-800- HILTONS before August 23, 2018 to assure group rate and availability. You may also use the link below.
Group Name: FLORIDA BAR HEALTH LAW SECTION FUNDAMENTALS
Group Code: FBSEPT
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CLER Program (max credit: 7.5 hours)
General: 7.5 hours
Ethics: 1.0 hours
Mental Illness: 1.0 hours
Technology: 1.0 hours
Certification Program (max credit: 7.5 hours)
Health Law: 7.5 hours
Criminal Appellate Law: 1.0 hours
Criminal Trial Law: 1.0 hours
Appellate Practice: 1.0 hours
State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice: 1.0
For more information about CLER/Certification requirements, click here.
In-person live event - Click Register Now at top of page
Health Law section member - $275
Non-section member - $305
Full-time law college faculty/student - $173
Fee waiver - $40** (Requires discount code)
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Live Webcast - Register here
Health Law section member - $325
Non-section member - $355
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Video DVD - Purchase here
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All live in-person attendees receive a course book electronically via email.
Course materials for other formats (webcast and aftermarket products) will be provided electronically via email.
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We are gearing up for a new year of Florida Bar Health Law Updates and are looking for volunteers to write articles for the publication throughout the year. The Florida Bar Health Law Section (“HLS”) Update is a bi-monthly electronic publication emphasizing various, emerging topics in health law, including, but not limited to, compliance, fraud and abuse, facility and professional licensure, life sciences, privacy and security, public health, transactions, and payor issues. The articles are short entries (typically a maximum of three to five paragraphs) that include an overview and brief explanation of an important topic in health law. For previous examples of HLS Updates, please see previous issues at this link: http://www.flabarhls.org/news/health-law-monthly-updates.
If you are interested in writing for the HLS Updates, please send an email to Flabarupdates@gmail.com and specify which area you would like to cover. If you do not specify a practice area, we will select one for you. Please note, we will try and place you in the practice area you selected; however, if demand is high for certain areas, we may have to assign people to practice areas they did not choose. Once we have assembled our team of writers, we will e-mail you with writing guidelines and your assigned coverage area.
A copy of the HLS Publishing Guidelines can be found here:
Florida Bar Health Law Section Publishing Guidelines
We look forward to working with you and having another successful year of HLS Updates!
Jamie Gelfman, Esq.
To Members of the Health Law Section and its Executive Council:
Many of us know that law and medicine are not necessarily diametrically opposed to each other. I am taking the opportunity today to send you the attached news article links, showing how our professions can work together for the benefit of children in the State of Florida.
The Health Law Section congratulates John S. Curran, M.D. of the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine, on his recent appointment as Deputy Secretary of Children’s Medical Services (“CMS”) with the Florida Department of Health (“DOH”). One of the first tasks facing Dr. Curran in his new post will be getting the word out to nearly 13,000 children determined ‘ineligible’ for the CMS program last year that DOH has now implemented a new eligibility screening tool. Many of these children may now once again be eligible for services to address their chronic and serious illnesses.
I am asking each of you who may represent family practitioners, pediatricians, and children’s hospitals to help get the word out about the revised CMS eligibility screening tool to your respective clients. This could make a huge difference in the life of children in your community, so my deepest thanks to you in advance for your cooperation.
The Section also extends its gratitude to The Florida Bar Foundation and the FSU Public Interest Law Center for its support and hard work in bringing light to this important children’s health issue.
Very truly yours,
Charmaine T. M. Chiu
Chair, The Florida Bar Health Law Section
Jason Mehta, Esq. was nominated to the Health Law Section Executive Council at the Council meeting on September 17. His term will end on July 1, 2016. Please make sure to welcome him at our next official function, Representing the Physician, taking place on January 7, 2016.
Download a copy of the official welcome letter from Section President, Charmaine Chu by clicking the following link:
Letter Welcoming Jason Mehta to the Executive Council