Healthcare Committee – within the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York
State Bar Association – focuses on negotiation, mediation and arbitration
within the healthcare industry.
Committee was created in late 2018 as a response to (i) the prevalence of the
healthcare industry in New York State, including the large number of hospitals,
other medical facilities and healthcare professionals; and (ii) the prevalence
of mandatory mediation/arbitration requirements typically found within
healthcare transactional documents (e.g., employment agreements, shareholder
agreements, bylaws, admissions agreements, etc.).
committee is designed to be a resource for the benefit of its members
(advocates and neutrals) to assist in navigating complex and sometimes
unintuitive regulatory schemes and other facets of the healthcare
industry. Education initiatives will be
designed to address applicable
regulations, new developments and best practices in dispute resolution; and to
work collaboratively with other Sections to address these issues in a
healthcare context and under the vast regulatory scheme attendant to healthcare
Some plans under consideration by the Committee
include: opportunities to publish articles on healthcare dispute resolution;
continuing legal education programs; pragmatic programs regarding ADR techniques,
hot issues in healthcare dispute resolution in New York; partnering with an
educational institution to hold a symposium on healthcare with the hope of
attracting attorneys, healthcare professionals and educators.
Garbarino and Joan Hogarth are the co-chairs of this committee.
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