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.

Bar Convention Image Gallery and Upcoming CLEs

Section Calendar

Update on Administration and Enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules
Start: Tue. 11 Sep, 2018 12:00 pm

Executive Council Meeting
Start: Thu. 13 Sep, 2018 3:30 pm

Legal Emergencies in Healthcare
Start: Fri. 14 Sep, 2018 8:15 am

The Florida Bar Health Law Section Student Stipend Application Deadline
Start: Mon. 1 Oct, 2018 8:00 am

Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Seminar
Start: Fri. 2 Nov, 2018 7:00 pm

2018 Convention Awards Gallery

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 Name: FLORIDA BAR HEALTH LAW SECTION FUNDAMENTALS

Group Code: FBSEPT

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

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=CCBCHHF&spec_plan=FBSEPT&arrival=20180913&departure=20180914&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Read More on the Website: Legal Emergencies in Healthcare


The Florida Bar Health Law Section Student Stipend

The Florida Bar Health Law Section is pleased to offer select Law Students an opportunity to attend and participate in the Section's continuing legal education programs at no cost through the Health Law Section's Stipend Program. The Section hopes to promote leadership and professional development of the State's law students and further the participants' health law competencies, and career opportunities.  Please see the Guidelines and Expectations and Application document for additional information.   Should you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the Section.

Deadline to apply is October 1, 2018.

Click this link to download the details and application form.


lunchandlearnSeptember Lunch and Learn

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

Start: Tue. 11 Sep, 2018 12:00 pm

Health Law Section Members = $20

Non- Health Law Section Members = $50

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


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

Upcoming Events and Seminars

Health Care Hacking: Keeping PHI Safe, and the Data Breach Life Cycle from "Oh No!" to Verdict
Start: Tue. 14 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm  

Update on Administration and Enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules
Start: Tue. 11 Sep, 2018 12:00 pm 

Legal Emergencies in Healthcare
Start: Fri. 14 Sep, 2018 8:15 am

Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Seminar
Start: Fri. 9 Nov, 2018 TBA

Physician Compensation Models to Improve Alignment
Start: Tue. 13 Nov, 2018 12:00 pm   

Florida Peer Review and the High Price of Immunity
Start: Tue. 11 Dec, 2018 12:00 pm

Legislative Bills Filed February 28, 2012

The following bills were filed on February 27 and 28, 2012.

HB 7133 Relating to Quality Improvement Initiatives for Entities Regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration (Health & Human Services Committee)

Quality Improvement Initiatives for Entities Regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration: Provides responsibilities of DCFS & mental health service providers for me ntal health residents who reside in ALFs; provides for imposition of contract penalties on Medicaid prepaid health plans & mental health service providers; provides for interagency agreement between DCFS & AHCA; requires specified information regarding confidentiality of complaints to State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to be provided to residents of long-term care facilities upon admission; directs agency to establish & implement methodologies to adjust Medicaid rates for hospitals, nursing homes, & managed care plans; provides criteria for & limits on amount of Medicaid payment rate adjustments; directs agency to seek federal approval to implement performance payment system; provides applicability of performance payment system to general hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, & managed care plans; provides that specified persons who have regulatory responsibilities over or provide services to persons residing in ALFs must report suspected incidents of abuse to central a buse hotline; requires ALFs to be under management of licensed administrator; provides training & licensure requirements for administrators; authorizes agency to issue temporary license to administrator; provides additional requirements for limited mental health license; provides fines & penalties for specified violations by ALF; directs DEA to create advisory council to review circumstances of unexpected deaths in ALFs & of elopements; provides schedule for inspection of ALFs; provides that AHCA, DEA, DCFS, & APD shall develop or modify electronic information systems. Effective Date: July 1, 2012

SB 2134 Relating to Share Your Spare Act/Kidney Transplant (Smith (C))

Share Your Spare Act/Kidney Transplant; Urging Congress to pass the Share Your Spare Act, H.R. 2755, and the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patie nts Act, H.R. 2969 and S. 1454, etc.