Health Law Newsletter

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Note from the chair

Welcome to the January issue of the Health Law Section newsletter. This newsletter will continue to update you on information about CLE programs, meetings, hot legal developments and other section news.

Happy New Year to all!  The Health Law Section Council is continuing to keep busy as we kick off 2011. We are excited to be presenting a CLE on end-of-life issues that is expected to be held on Thursday, April 7. Please mark your calendars now as this is an exciting and informative presentation that you will not want to miss. More specific details to follow shortly. The Health Law Section Council has also prepared and will be sponsoring a resolution pertaining to Medical-Legal Partnerships that we hope to get approved at the next House of Delegates meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20. And of course, we will be capping off the year with a Health Law Conference.  

There is a lot we hope to get done this year. We certainly invite and hope you will get involved in anyway possible by sending in questions or ideas for CLEs, or preparing articles of interest and of course attending and participating in any Health Law sponsored events. Make the most of your membership.

Looking back to 2010, the Health Law Section Council invited Reni Gertner, editor of the Massachusetts Medical Law Report to attend the Nov. 9 meeting. Gertner discussed the Mass. Medical Law Report -- a guide for medical professionals that focuses on legal issues and is sent to 8,500 physicians/healthcare providers bi-monthly. The Mass. Medical Law Report focuses on risk, regulatory and compliance and for the past two years, has sponsored the Risk Management Conference for Physicians. They have also formed a partnership with the Massachusetts Medical Society.

As a reminder, we are in the planning stage for the Health Law Conference that will take place later this year, likely in June.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas of what you want to learn about or if you have any interest in presenting. You can contact me at [e-mail sfiore] or MBA Sections Administrator Jean Stevens at [e-mail jstevens].

Stephen M. Fiore, chair
Health Law Section Council

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