Minutes February 2012

Health Care Law Section Council Meeting
February 21, 2012

The Health Care Law Section Council met this date via conference call. Participating members included Holly G. Gillespie, Charles M. Jordan, Jr., Ariail B. 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 January 10, 2012, meeting. Mr. Poliakoff moved approval of the minutes. Ms. Gillespie seconded the motion, and it was approved.

The next item of business was discussion on the 2012 Bar Convention. Ms. Trinkley stated that she received the evaluation results from the Section seminar. She noted that the speakers were organized and prepared and that the CLE was well received. She thanked Mr. Jordan for coordinating the seminar.

Next was discussion on the 2012 Section Lunch and Learn program. Ms. Trinkley welcomed feedback on potential speakers and topics. After discussion, the following topics were recommended: new HIPPA regulations, Federal Government v. Tuomey Healthcare System, substance abuse/mental health new CLE requirements, Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Case. Ms. Trinkley stated that Bart Daniel had expressed interest in speaking.

Next was an update regarding the Bench Bar publication. Ms. Trinkley announced that the health preparedness chapter had not been submitted. Ms. Mary Margaret Hyatt was to follow up with the editor. The final version would be posted on the Bar website for members to access.

Ms. Smith announced that the 2013 Bar Convention was scheduled for January 24th – 27th in Myrtle Beach and noted that the CLE Division would request contact information for the Section course planner in March.

It was reported that the next Council meeting was scheduled at noon on March 13th, via conference call.

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.