The Health Care Law Section Council met this date via conference call. Participating members included Matthew R. Hubbell, Charles M. Jordan, Jr., Ariail Kirk, Holly G. Pisarik, Shealy B. Reibold, Jane W. Trinkley 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 April 16, 2013, meeting. Ms. Trinkley moved approval of the minutes. Ms. Pisarik seconded the motion, and it was approved.
Mr. Jordan announced that the Section fund balance as of March 31, 2013 was $7,956.90.
Next was discussion on the Section Spring seminar. Mr. Jordan reported that the seminar was well received and that close to 70 people attended. Ms. Caine announced that the revised handout materials would be posted on the Bar website and that the evaluation summaries will be distributed to the Council and speakers after the May 17th deadline. She provided a brief breakdown of seminar expenses and noted that the Section took in $1,200 in revenue and spent approximately $2,470.
Next was discussion on the 2014 Bar Convention scheduled for January 23-26 at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Jon Wallace and Arial Kirk were serving as coordinators. Mr. Wallace announced that the Section was partnering with the Environment & Natural Resources Section and the Administrative & Regulatory Law Committee. He stated that he had submitted the Elect to Conduct form to the CLE Division and welcomed input on potential speakers and topics. Suggested topics included, DEA regulations and update from LLR, confidentiality protection. Mr. Wallace announced that the Conventions Committee had approached Bar Sections regarding its interest in allowing sponsors to make a presentation during its seminar at the Convention. Sponsors would have to pay $1,850 for a 3-minunte pitch. Funds would go directly to Conventions. Ms. Caine was to distribute additional information for review. The Council was to further discuss at the next meeting.
Mr. Jordan announced that discussion on seeking accreditation from the S.C. Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization for Health Care Law was tabled until the next meeting.
In closing was discussion on HIPAA RFP. Mr. Jordan reported that the he was approached by Laura Stuckey with Behavioral Health Services Association of SC, Inc. regarding the Section’s interest in distributing the RFP to interested parties. He briefly reviewed the information and asked for feedback from the Council. After discussion, it was the consensus of the Council to distribute the RFP through the Section listserv. Ms. Caine was to notify Ms. Stuckey of the Council’s decision.
It was reported that the next Council conference call was scheduled at noon on June 11th.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.