Minutes April 2012

Health Care Law Section Council Meeting
April 4, 2012

The Health Care Law Section Council met this date via conference call. Participating members included Travis Dayhuff, Holly G. Gillespie, Kelly M. Jolley, Charles M. Jordan, Jr., Ariail Kirk, Eli A. Poliakoff and Jane W. Trinkley. Representing Bar staff was Tara G. Smith.

Chairperson Trinkley called the meeting to order.

The first item of business was approval of the minutes from the February 21, 2012, meeting. Mr. Jordan moved approval of the minutes.

The next item of business was discussion on FY2012-2013 Council nominations. Ms. Smith announced that the Secretary position and two general member seats were vacant. Ms. Trinkley welcomed nominations from the Council. Ms. Trinkley moved that Eli A. Poliakoff serve as Secretary. Mr. Jordan seconded the motion, and it was approved. Ashley Biggers, Christine Polaski and Bryon Roberts were also recommended. Ms. Jolley was to verify their interest. Mr. Dayhuff volunteered to research additional candidates.

Next was discussion on the 2012 Section Lunch and Learn program. Ms. Trinkley stated that the program was typically held in May and queried whether to postpone the seminar. She welcomed feedback from the Council. After discussion, it was the consensus of the Council to focus its efforts on the 2013 Bar Convention.

Next, Ms. Smith announced that the 2013 Bar Convention was scheduled for January 24-27 at the Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes. Ms. Trinkley welcomed input on potential topics and asked for a volunteer to serve as the course planner. Ms. Jolley and Mr. Poliakoff agreed to coordinate the seminar. The following topics were suggested: new HIPPA regulations and Federal Government v. Tuomey Healthcare System.

Next was an update regarding the Bench Bar publication. Ms. Trinkley stated that Julie McIntyre had submitted the final draft of the health preparedness chapter to Mary Margaret Hyatt. She noted that volunteers were needed to proof the final draft. Mr. Dayhuff, Ms. Jolley and Mr. Poliakoff agreed to review. The final version would be posted on the Bar website for members to access.

Next was discussion on proposed amendments to the Section bylaws. Ms. Smith stated that the bylaws need to be amended to include stylistic changes that coincided with that of the SC Bar. She was to submit the proposed revisions to the Council for review.

It was reported that the next conference call was scheduled for May 8th at noon.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.