Sections & Committees

Health Law Section

Please join us for the event below, co-sponsored by the Health Law Section's Public Health Committee:


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for New York City Bar Members  | $15 Non-Members

In the United States, there has been a trend towards privatizing correctional and detention facilities and/or healthcare services for those who are incarcerated or detained.  Privatization is occurring in all sectors of correctional facilities, from immigration detention centers, to jails, federal prisons, and New York State correctional health departments.  And while New York has enacted legislation prohibiting private correctional facilities, federal agencies are running private correctional facilities in New York, such as the Queens Detention Facility operated by Geo Group for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The privatization of correctional and detention facilities and their healthcare systems promotes sub-human care and violates human rights. This program will examine the sociopolitical incentives for maintaining these for-profit enterprises, their financing and delivery systems, and the range of constitutional, legal, regulatory and ethical issues raised by their establishment and expansion, as well as the public health implications for the marginalized and vulnerable populations they serve. 

Mary Beth Morrissey, MPH, PhD, Fordham University

John Dacey, Executive Director, Abolish Private Prisons
Brian Dawe, Executive Director, American Correctional Intelligence Network and the National Director for the COPTSDC156 Coalition
Geoff Kagan Trenchard, New York City Anti-Violence Project

Sponsoring Committee:
Drugs and the Law, Luke Schram, Chair

Cosponsoring Committee:
Mental Health Law, Karen P. Simmons, Chair
Immigration and Nationality Law, Victoria F. Neilson, Chair

Cosponsoring Organization:
The Public Health Committee of the Health Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Mary Beth Morrissey, MPH, PhD and Veda Collmer, Co-Chairs

Where: 42 West 44th Street 
             New York, NY 10016



Friday, October 30
NYSBA | 1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207


Details on topics and speakers on this full day CLE will be available in the coming months

Three Health Law Section CLE Webcasts Available in the NYSBA Store

Looking for CLE opportunities online? The Health Law Section has three recordings available to purchase and view for CLE credit, any time that is convenient for you:

1. Legal Issues Surrounding Eye, Organ and Tissue Donation

CLE: 1.5 credits in professional practice, non-transitional and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

Free to Health Law Section Members,
Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
$50 for NYSBA Members, $75 for Non-Members

Presented by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Health Law Section in partnership with the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD), and co-sponsored by the Health Law Committee and Bioethical Issues Committee of the New York City Bar.

New York State is facing a health care crisis: the need for transplantable organs far exceeds the availability. While a single donor can help save the lives of up to 8 people, potential donors are rare. It is crucial that all of the participants in the process, legal, clinical, administrative and governmental are knowledgeable about the law and the process surrounding organ and tissue donation.

2. Health Law Section Fall Meeting: Disrupting the System: Innovation and Collaboration in Health Care in New York

CLE: 7.0 MCLE credits, 6.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics
This program is for experienced attorneys only, is non-transitional, and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

Health Law Section Member: $175
Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
NYSBA Member: $233.00
Non-NYSBA member: $350

This program offers a look at innovative programs that are designed to facilitate access to comprehensive, coordinated care to improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. These innovative programs and the use of the technology necessary to support them do not come without legal barriers and challenges. Our diverse panel of speakers will describe innovative, collaborative initiatives that are disrupting the health care system, and the practical ways to overcome the real and perceived barriers to sustained implementation. This program is relevant for attorneys representing all provider types, health systems, in-house counsel, insurance/payor plans and governmental attorneys involved in health care regulation.

In-House General Counsel: Hot Topics
Medical-Legal Partnerships in Health Care
Collaborative Affiliations Among Large Systems and Physician Practices: Tales from the Trenches
Medical-Legal Implications and Sustainability of SHIN-NY Regulations in Healthcare Delivery System
Concierge Medicine/Telemedicine/Direct Primary Care
Ethics of Health Information Technology Privacy

Keynote address: Dr. Jacob Reider, Former Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, US Dept of Health and Human Services

3. E-Health Clinical Records & Data Exch II: Webcast

CLE: This program is accredited for 2.0 MCLE credits in the area of Professional Practice, and is non-transitional and accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only.

The NYSBA's Health Law Section, in collaboration with Albany Law School and Fordham Law School, is holding the second program of a two-part series exploring the state of population health initiatives for improving the public's health and the law affecting: Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across provider types and payor systems; Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs), including the State Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) and e-MOLST; data collection and integration; and research and ethics. These areas are of increasing importance both in understanding the breadth and impact of federal and state health laws on health systems and systems innovation and how research and data may inform health law and policy as well as clinical practice.

Cost: Health Law Section Members: $50.00
Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
NYSBA Members: $85.00
NYSBA Non-members: $125.00.


  • Expanding Public Policy Goals for EHR to Improve the Public's Health: Utilizing Integrated Medical and Social Data for Designing Care Systems and Population-Level Interventions - Issues in Law, Research and Ethics.
  • E-Health Licensure Standards - Gaps in Law and Regulations at the State Level

Part I of this series is available for free, and does not offer CLE credit: E-Health Clinical Records and Data Exchange: Part I

4. Health Law Section Fall Meeting 2017

CLE: This program is accredited for 7.0 MCLE credits including 6.0 in the area of Professional Practice and 1.0 in Thics. This program is non-transitional and not suitable for newly admitted attorneys.

The ever-changing health care industry continues to struggle with reducing the cost of care while enhancing access and improving the quality of care and patient satisfaction, and finds itself needing to embrace new technology, new applications of emerging technology, and new ways of managing terminal illness and chronic disease as a means of achieving that triple aim. These new frontiers of medicine are not without legal, ethical and political implications pertaining to data security, patient privacy, and a patient’s right to choose physician-assisted death with dignity or a new (perhaps controversial) course of treatment.

These issues continue to challenge our clients while they keep a watchful eye on the tides of anticipated sweeping change under the current federal administration, and the implications of “repeal and replace” for New York State. This program offers participants insight to regulatory changes, anticipated regulatory changes, and the corresponding legal, ethical, and political implications. Our expert panel of speakers will describe how these new regulatory programs work, recent changes, and how to avoid pitfalls as we help our clients navigate these new frontiers in health care. This program is relevant for attorneys representing all provider types including, but not limited to, health systems, in-house counsel, insurance /payor plans and governmental attorneys involved in health care regulation.

Cost: Health Law Section Members: $225.00
Not yet a Section member? Join today for $30 and receive the Section member rate.
NYSBA Members: $250.00
NYSBA Non-members: $350.00


-Privacy Implications with the Use of Mobile Devices in the Health Care Industry

-NYS Regulatory Updates

-New York’s Medical Marijuana Program: What All Healthcare Attorneys Should Know

-HIPAA Audits: What’s Triggering Them and What’s on the Horizon?

-ACA Repeal and Replace: Implications for New York State

-Aid in Dying – Legislation and Litigation

-Aid in Dying: Ethical Implications


The Health Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of health law on various topics including the Family Health Care Decisions Act, HIPAA, nursing homes, managed care, mental health, medical ethics, and long-term care. Also included are regular features on recent cases, legislation and publications, as well as updates on Section activities. The Health Law Journal is published by the Health Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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