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.

Final Web Audio Seminar of 2018

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

December Lunch and Learn

Florida Peer Review and the High Price of Immunity

Tue. 11 Dec, 2018 12:00 pm

Speaker – Michael J. Bittman and Kristina Maranges

Health Law Section Members = $20

Non- Health Law Section Members = $50

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


The Florida Bar Health Law Section Presents

Representing the Physician Entrepreneur and Innovator: How to Both Practice Medicine and Build an Innovative Business

Friday, January 18, 2019 * Hyatt Regency Sarasota

CLE Description

The Florida Bar Health Law Section looks forward to welcoming attorneys, physicians, and those interested in healthcare innovation to the its annual seminar to be held this year on January 18, 2019 in beautiful Sarasota, Florida.  This year’s program is entitled “Representing the Physician Entrepreneur and Innovator – How to Both Practice Medicine and Build an Innovative Business” and will feature topics geared towards health care providers who have an innovative idea or product and their attorneys.  Our diverse faculty includes private practice lawyers, in house counsel, physician entrepreneurs, government attorneys and elected officials – all with excellence in their fields. Presentation topics will include developing your team, handling and protecting your intellectual property, partnering with hospitals, attracting venture capital, compliance program development for healthcare ventures and government enforcement concerns for healthcare startups.

Please save the date for this groundbreaking program!

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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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