Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety Annual Meeting

fshrmps logo 2018Members of The Florida Bar’s Health Law Section frequently work in cooperation with healthcare risk managers and compliance officers. 

The Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety (FSHRMPS) addresses this important relationship during its 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside, August 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

We invite Section members to register for this important program, which will cover latest issues impacting healthcare counsel, risk manager, and compliance officer alike.  Course is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and The Florida Bar for continuing education credits.

See the link below to register:


New Officers Announced for the Florida Bar Health Law Section

The Health Law Section is pleased to announce our new officers and executive council members for 2018- 2019. 



 Gregory Chaires— Chair – 964808

 j e wilson

 J. Everett Wilson – Chair -elect – 841625


 JoAnn Guerrero – Treasurer - 713996

 adam maingot

 Adam Maingot- Secretary - 103351

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 Nicholas Romanello - Immediate Past Chair- 134200

New  and returning members to the council this year are:

  • William Dillon

  • Jamie Gelfman

  • Jamaal Jones

  • Michael Magidson

  • Steven Resnick

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

Picture of Hilton Hotel Cocoa Beach OceanfrontFriday, 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 

URL: https://member.floridabar.org/eventAPI__router?event=a1R36000002lO3y

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 Code: FBSEPT

Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly. 


Course Credits

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.

Course Formats

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)

    ** Must meet qualifications. For more information, email registrations@floridabar.org.  

Live Webcast - Register here

Health Law section member  -  $325

Non-section member  -  $355 

Audio CD   -  Purchase here

Video DVD -  Purchase here

Course Materials

Printed Course Book  -  $60.00 + tax  -  Purchase here

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.

CLE Course Refund policy  Download here

Call for HLS Updates Authors

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: pdf Florida Bar Health Law Section Publishing Guidelines (128 KB)

We look forward to working with you and having another successful year of HLS Updates!


Jamie Gelfman, Esq. 

Help Spread the Word: New Eligibility Screening Tool from Children's Medical Services

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


Additional Resources




Assistant United States Attorney Joins the Section Executive Council

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:

  pdf Letter Welcoming Jason Mehta to the Executive Council (32 KB)  (PDF)

Upcoming CLE Events

Upcoming Meetings and Events

15 Aug

Members of The Florida Bar’s Health Law Section frequently work in cooperation with healthcare risk managers and compliance officers. 

The Florida Society

13 Sep

Health Law Section Executive Council Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 2018

3:30 p.m.  – 5:30 p.m.

Room: TBA

Upcoming Conferences and Conventions

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