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

CCHIU@SMITHHULSEY.COM

Additional Resources

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/new-doh-hire-signals-new-approach-children-s-health#stream/0

https://thefloridabarfoundation.org/foundation-funded-project-protects-the-rights-of-chronically-ill-children-to-specialty-care/

 

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.

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June 26-29, 2019

Join your colleagues and friends at the 69th Annual Florida Bar Convention June 26-29, at Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. Annual Convention provides the ultimate environment to network with colleagues, judges and friends. There will be many CLE opportunities, Section and Committee meetings, luncheons and special events including Judicial Luncheon, All Member Reception, Alumni Receptions and more!

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3270 Be Careful What You Type: A Discussion on Professionalism

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Emails and texts have replaced letters and telephone calls as an attorney’s primary means of communication with clients and opposing counsel. While they are convenient, they have a tendency to lead to unprofessional conduct. Attorneys may fire off an email or text without pausing to reflect on what they just typed. This CLE will review the Florida Bar’s position on professionalism as it relates to electronic communications, discuss some cases where attorneys were disciplined for inappropriate electronic communications to clients or opposing counsel, and offer some advice on how attorneys can avoid violating the rules of professional responsibility in their electronic communications.

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