Florida Bar Health Law Section Monthly Audio Webcasts Overview

February – June 2018

Health Law Section Members = $20

Non- Health Law Section Members = $50

 Course Number: 2820; February 13, 2018

Speaker – Earl E. Googe, Jr.

Topic: – Patient Safety Organizations and Protected Information

Brief Description of Topic- Last Year, first with the Charles decision in January and the Edwards decision in October, the legal landscape for those charged with promoting patient safety in healthcare facilities has become much more difficult. The Florida Supreme Court in these two cases, and in several others less directly, has required healthcare risk managers, patient safety officers, etc.  to turn over the very records they were required by law to create in an effort to uncover the causes of medical errors. Is there any remaining way to collect and analyze the causes of medical errors without creating the evidence that may eventually be used to punish a facility for doing what is right?

CLE Credits: General 1.0

Certification Credits: Health Law 1.0


Course Number: 2821; March 13, 2018

Speakers – Jason Cetel and Sunny Levine

Topic- Medical Marijuana 101 for Florida’s Healthcare System

Brief Description of Topic– This presentation will address the general framework and regulatory structure of Florida’s medical marijuana industry in order to identify legal and regulatory compliance issues for clients participating in this evolving and heavily-regulated industry. Topics Covered: (A) General overview of Florida’s medical marijuana industry and current state of the law; (B) Specific requirements for doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients, monitor treatment regimens, and utilize the state’s Medical Marijuana Use Registry; and (C) Discussion of general compliance concerns and liability risks under state and federal law.

CLE Credits: General 1.0

Certification Credits: Health Law 1.0


Course Number: 2822; April 10, 2018

Speaker – Shannon Hartsfield

Topic – The Business of HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

Brief Description of Topic – In this course, attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of HIPAA business associate agreements relating to the privacy and security of health data. The webinar will include updates on the latest government enforcement activity involving business associates. It will include a discussion of particularly sticky issues that may arise when drafting these agreements.   

CLE Credits: General 1.0

Certification Credits: Business Litigation 1.0 and  Health Law 1.0


Course Number 2823; May 8, 2018

Speaker – Frank Terzo

Topic – Hot Topics in Healthcare Bankruptcy Cases

Brief Description of Topic – Topics covered will include the following:

Laboratory fraud, Anti-Kickback issues, and the interplay between Anti-Kickback and the Bankruptcy Code

Status of Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements following the Eleventh Circuit decision in Bayou Shores

Liquidation issues for a bankruptcy trustee in dissolving a multi-specialty physician practice

CLE Credits: General 1.0

Certification Credits: Business Litigation 1.0 and Health Law 1.0


Course Number 2824; June 12, 2018

Speaker – Louis D. Wilson

Topic – Labor & Employment Law Update for Healthcare Lawyers

Brief Description of Topic– Louis will provide an overview of recent developments in labor and employment law, with particularly emphasis on Florida and changes impacting healthcare workplaces.  The update will touch on the latest on administrative agency actions and rules impacting the workplace, significant legislative and case law developments and a review of potential employer obligations with respect to medical marijuana and drug free workplace policies.

CLE Credits: General 1.0

Certification Credits: Health Law 1.0  and Labor & Employment Law 1.0