Thursday, Jun. 28, 2012
Members of the legal community participate in the June 26 Health Law Conference.
Health Law Conference focuses on SJC's affordable care act decision, social media in health care, needs of children with autism and more
The Health Law Section Council hosted its annual spring
conference on June 26 at the Massachusetts Bar Association in
Boston. The half-day conference offered attendees with an
opportunity to gain a better understanding of a wide variety of
topics in the complex world of health law practice. Topics included
use of social media in the health care sector, an in-depth
discussion of insurance coverage for services for the treatment of
Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the Supreme Judicial Court's recent
decision regarding the constitutionality of excluding legal
immigrants from state-subsidized health insurance. Additionally,
Health Law Conference Co-Chair Stephen M. Fiore and MBA Vice
President Jeffrey N. Catalano provided an overview and history of
apology laws that apply in medical malpractice cases.
Professor Wendy Mariner, from Boston University School of Public
Health, delivered the conference's keynote address. Mariner
provided an in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court's soon to be
issued ruling on the constitutionality of Affordable Care Act.
Rather than speculate on the outcome, Mariner broke down the
arguments and offered some valuable insight on the impact this
decision will have on the way Americans obtain and pay for health
"Most constitutional experts thought this case was an easy one,
a slam dunk," Mariner said. "However, those of us who work in the
health care field recognized the complex nature of this case."
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