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)

Health Law Journal Available

The Florida Health Law Journal - Winter 2009 is now available in the document library.  Featured articles include:

  • Dedication of the Inagural Issue to Barbara J. Pankau by Jeanne Helton, Esq., Immediate Past Chair, Health Law Section
  • Forward by Troy Kishbaugh, Esq., Chair, Health Law Section
  • Introduction by James M. Barclay, Esq., Founding Editor-in-Chief
  • Preface by Barbara del Castillo, Founding Executive Editor
  • Health Law at the Division of Administrative Hearings by Honorable Robert S. Cohen
  • State Healthcare Facility Anti-fraud Licensure Laws by Grant P. Dearborn, Esq.
  • Professional Limited Liability Company: The Entity of Choice by Richard O. Jacobs, Esq., and Michael Igel, Esq.
  • Professional Regulation and Declaratory Statement Process by Bruce D. Lamb, Esq.
  • Just Dating Or Soul Mates? Patient Safety Meets Fraud And Abuse by Jay Wolfson, PhD, JD and Nir Menachemi, PhD

Click here to to view the Health Law Journal in PDF format.

Call for Manuscripts

Authors interested in publishing in the Florida Health Law Journal should submit manuscripts to James Barclay or call 850-591-4875 for more information.

Call for Authors: Health Law Section Winter Newsletter

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Call for Authors

The Health Law Section Newsletter is a quarterly electronic forum that gives members an opportunity to write about interesting health law topics. We try to focus on Florida law. Please send article proposals to the editor (shannon.hartsfield@hklaw.com) by October 24, 2018. If accepted, articles will be due by November 9.  Here are some general guidelines if your article is selected:

  • Include a short, catchy headline summarizing the piece.
  • Provide approximately three to five original paragraphs on the topic.
  • Articles should be written or co-authored by a member of the Florida Bar.
  • Attach a .jpg photo and a two line bio including your name and employer.
  • Cite authoritative, original sources, such as cases and government press releases. Include citations within the article, preferably as hyperlinks, rather than footnotes.
  • Articles should be written in an objective tone, like a news article.
  • Common acronyms, like HIPAA, CMS, OIG, FDA, EEOC, and DOJ, need not be spelled out.

Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Seminar

rosenplazaThe Rosen Plaza HotelFriday, November 2, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
 
Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
 
8 CLE, 1 of which may be applied towards Ethics

The seminar should be attended by lawyers, compliance and/or privacy officers, risk managers and other health care executives. The program will focus on current trends and events in healthcare compliance and regulation. The topics range from federal and state fraud and abuse laws, privacy and security laws to controlled substance prescriptions and treatments. The program will also host a session by current AHCA Secretary Justin Senior who will present hot topics in the Medicaid world. The program will also include a session on legal ethics.

Full agenda including presenters can be found at the following link:

 https://tfb.inreachce.com/Details/Information/6927ebf7-b204-4f75-989b-e5d7dfd74215


lunchandlearnNovember Lunch and Learn

Physician Compensation Models to Improve Alignment

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Speaker – Curtis Bernstein, Kyle Kramer, Allison Carty

Description

Properly structured compensation arrangements can positively enhance physician engagement and alignment, leading to increased participation and focus on advancing organizational strategies and priority initiatives.  In this presentation, we will explore strategies to effectively engage physicians in the advancement of organizations and key strategic programs through the development and implementation of compensation methodologies the truly recognize physician leadership capabilities and talents, while incentivizing performance that advances organizational priorities.

https://tfb.inreachce.com/Details/Information/d0857202-49dc-46ea-bd74-b91e533af920

Florida Bar Health Law Section Monthly Audio Webcasts for July through December 2018

Health Law Section Members = $20

Non- Health Law Section Members = $50

July 10, 2018

Title

The High-Tech Industry is Reducing Risk and Stabilizing Their Supply Chain Through Strong Peer Networks: How Are CFOs and CPOs are Dealing With The Growing Patent Troll Issue?

Speakers – Ken Seddon, Nicholas Romanello

Description

Companies spend over $29B each year litigating and settling with patent assertion entities (PAEs, sometimes called “patent trolls”).  Most of this risk comes from a company’s supply chain.  The speakers will discuss (i) how companies are dealing with the costs and risk of patent trolls through their relationship with their supply chain; and (ii) trends in patent troll litigation.    

https://tfb.inreachce.com/Details/Information/fc5ef3f8-7c37-4b12-957e-8b08521b7678

August 14, 2018

Title

Health Care Hacking: Keeping PHI Safe, and the Data Breach Life Cycle from "Oh No!" to Verdict

Speaker – Adam Losey

Description

Discussion of information security and privacy issues common to health care, walking through common information security incidents and preventative care methods.  Additionally, the course will include a walk though of​ several exemplar breach response matters to provide the participant with understanding of breach response (working with incident response technicians, forensics, and law enforcement), notification (working with notification vendors, public relations vendors, and dealing with regulatory agencies such as OCR HHS and various state attorney general's offices), and eventual litigation and remediation measures.     

https://tfb.inreachce.com/Details/Information/a99b0d82-4891-425e-a786-fb4519244cd1

September 11, 2018

Title

Update on Administration and Enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules

Speaker – Emily Crabbe

Description

The presentation will cover HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rule topics, as well as policy development, breach notification obligations, enforcement activities, available resources, and OCR’s audit protocols.     

https://tfb.inreachce.com/Details/Information/06b5f934-807c-45ad-a971-38fce9d22c13

November 13, 2018

Title

Physician Compensation Models to Improve Alignment

Speaker – Curtis Bernstein, Kyle Kramer, Allison Carty

Description

Properly structured compensation arrangements can positively enhance physician engagement and alignment, leading to increased participation and focus on advancing organizational strategies and priority initiatives.  In this presentation, we will explore strategies to effectively engage physicians in the advancement of organizations and key strategic programs through the development and implementation of compensation methodologies the truly recognize physician leadership capabilities and talents, while incentivizing performance that advances organizational priorities.

https://tfb.inreachce.com/Details/Information/d0857202-49dc-46ea-bd74-b91e533af920

December 11, 2018

Title

Florida Peer Review and the High Price of Immunity

Speaker – Michael J. Bittman and Kristina Maranges

Description

This learning session explores peer review litigation, including internal hearings, trial court litigation, and appeals. The contrasting perspectives of hospital and physician counsel on National Practitioner Data Bank reporting and immunity under federal and Florida law will be addressed. Recent state appellate decisions limiting certiorari jurisdiction to review circuit court orders denying hospital dismissal motions on grounds of immunity have resulted in expensive discovery, arguably contrary to the purposes of immunity.

https://tfb.inreachce.com/Details/Information/2d429657-acc0-44d7-aa4d-bf76be34f79f

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