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Healthcare Law in South Carolina: Hot Topics, Tips & Trends

Presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Divison
Co-Sponsored by the Health Care Law Section

Friday, May 9, 2014

SC Bar Conference Center

Registration Fees:
Health Care Law Section Members Only $150
Non-Section Members $230


Health law is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing fields in the legal profession. This seminar will address
core issues and hot topics to help practitioners stay abreast of changing developments. Panelists—including the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina and attorneys from state government agencies with oversight health law matters in South Carolina—will address a variety of South Carolina-specific issues and trends. The diverse agenda will emphasize practical tips and trends in complex areas such as health care transactions, medical staff issues, enforcement, compliance and the Affordable Care Act’s impact health care in South Carolina. Mock negotiations by experienced practitioners will highlight different approaches to transactional and regulatory matters, and in-house counsel will share tips from the inside perspective. In addition, timely data privacy and security issues (which will quality for ethics CLE credit) will be addressed. Whether your practice is occasionally or predominantly health care law, this seminar will help you spot and address key issues across a range of fields within the healthcare practice.


This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 LEPR credit hour.

8:30 a.m.        Registration
8:55 a.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks
                         Eli Poliakoff
                         Scott Hulstrand
9:00 a.m.        State Agency Oversight/ Panel Discussion
                         Ashley C. Biggers, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
                         Bruce D. Carter, S.C. Department of Health and Human Services
                         Darra Coleman, S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
10:00 a.m.      Update from the General Assembly
                         Robert R. Smith II, Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
10:15 a.m.      Break
10:30 a.m.     Health Care Transactions and Negotiation Perpectives
                         Elizabeth “Lisa” Thomas, Grayson Thomas, LLC
                         Charles M. Jordan Jr., Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
11:30 a.m.      Institutional Provider Perspective:
                        • Medical Staff Issues/Relationships
                                    Jeanne M. Born, Nexsen Pruet, LLC
                        • In-house Perspective
                                    Annette R. Drachman, Medical University Hospital Authority
12:25 p.m.      Lunch (Included)

1:25 p.m.        Data Privacy, Breaches and HIPAA’s Unique
                         Application to Health Care Attorneys
                         Kelly M. Jolley, Jolley Law Group, LLC
                         Eli Poliakoff, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
2:25 p.m.        Enforcement Trends and Initiatives/Panel Discussion
                        • Government Perspective
                                    William N. Nettles, U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina
                                    Elizabeth C. Warren, Assistant U.S. Attorney
                        • Defense Perspective
                                    Matthew R. Hubbell
                        • Compliance Considerations
                                    Alice V. Harris, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
3:20 p.m.        Break
3:35 p.m.        Reimbursement and Impact of ACA
                         Scott E. Hultstrand, Nexsen Pruet, LLC
                         TBD, S.C. Hospital Association
4:30 p.m.        Adjourn

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