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Minutes April 2013

The Health Care Law Section Council met this date via conference call. Participating members included Charles M. Jordan, Jr. Ariail Kirk. Eli A. Poliakoff, Shealy B. Reibold and Jonathan A. Wallace. Representing Bar staff was Tara G. Caine.

Chairperson Jordan called the meeting to order.

The first item of business was approval of the minutes from the March 12, 2013, meeting. Mr. Wallace moved approval of the minutes. Ms. Kirk seconded the motion, and it was approved.

Mr. Jordan announced that the Section fund balance as of February 28, 2013, was $9,251.29. The decreased funds were contributed to Convention and Section seminar expenses.

Next was discussion on the 2014 Bar Convention. Mr. Jordan announced that the event was scheduled for January 23rd-26th at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. He welcomed feedback on potential speakers and topics. After discussion, the following were suggested: panel discussion with various state agencies, disciplinary issues, and healthcare reform. It was noted that the Bar’s Administrative & Regulatory Law Committee had approached the Section regarding its interest in partnering at next year’s Convention. It was the consensus of the Council to coordinate efforts with the Committee and possible approach the Environment & Natural Resources Section. It was noted that Mr. Wallace was to serve as the course planner. Ms. Kirk and Ms. Jolley agreed to assist.

Next was discussion on the Section Spring Seminar. Mr. Jordan announced that the program was scheduled for Friday, May 3rd at the Bar Conference Center in Columbia. He proved a brief overview and encouraged the Council to attend. Registration information was posted on the Bar website, included in E-Blast and distributed through the Section listserv.

In closing, Ms. Jolley expressed interest in seeking approval and accreditation for Health Care Law specialization. She was to further research and report her findings at the next Council meeting.

It was reported that the next conference call was scheduled at noon on May 14th.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.