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The MBA’s Health Law Section is designed to improve the professional competence of attorneys dealing with health care issues through seminars and publications. It strives to bring together all members interested in the practice and delivery of health care.


Brown Bag Lunch | HIPAA Compliance 101 -- Mon., Dec. 15, 2014 12-1:30 pm

Join us on Monday, December 15th from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. for a brown bag luncheon on “HIPAA Compliance 101 for Solo Practitioners.” Kathryn Sylvia, Nixon Peabody LLP, and MBA Health Law Section Council... MORE

Annual Health Law Conference - June 19, 2014

Register for the Annual Health Law Conference on June 19, 2014 from 9am-2:30pm at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

The conference will feature Keynote Speaker David Seitz, Executive Director of the... MORE

Health Law Event - UMASS Medical School

SAVE THE DATE: The Health Law Section is hosting a health law program on April 30, 2014 from 9-noon at the UMASS Medical School. The topics for discussion include the impact of medicare and medicaid... MORE


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  • Amanda Landry

    Resources on Partners HealthCare and South Shore Hospital Merger

    Health Law (HL)

    The Health Law Section Council wanted to provide members of the Health Law Section with a collection of links to documents regarding the proposed merger of Partners HealthCare and South Shore Hospital. Court Documents Commonwealth v. Partners HealthCare System, Inc., South Shore Health and Educational Corp., and Hallmark Health Corp. Complaint for Injunctive Relief: Joint Motion for Entry of Final Judgment... MORE

  • Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong

    Charitable Hospitals: IRS-Imposed Duties & Consumer Protections

    Health Law (HL)

    The I.R.S. and the Department of the Treasury issued final regulations on December 29, 2014, which clarify obligations of nonprofit hospitals. See 79 FR 250 pp. 78954-79016, “Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals; Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals; Requirement of a Section 4959 Excise Tax Return and Time for Filing the Return;” . Previously, hospitals and consumers were relying... MORE

  • David Harlow

    2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflections

    Health Law (HL)

    Kate Ackerman at iHealthBeat asked me to participate in her annual piece on Health IT past and future, 12 Experts Weigh In on Health IT Progress, Disappointment in 2014 & Hopes for 2015 . Check out her roundup of 2014 highlights, and the collected opinions of a dozen prognosticators, including the HealthBlawger. Read them all. Agree or disagree. Most important of all: Work to make your own predictions come true. For those of you dying to know what I had to say, have... MORE

  • Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong

    The Affordable Care Act’s New Requirements on Charitable Hospital Organizations

    Health Law (HL)

    Consumer medical debt is usually unanticipated and frequently unforeseeable, especially where an individual or family unexpectedly finds that they are diagnosed with serious medical conditions or require urgent medical services. Despite having private or public insurance, however, some consumers may be exposed to unaffordable medical bills and charges because of high deductible or increased cost sharing employer sponsored insurance, out-of-network medical services incurred -- particularly... MORE

  • David Harlow

    Google Hangout on Air: Health Care Online Marketing, Social Media and HIPAA

    Health Law (HL)

    I recently spoke with Jon Schumacher and Michael Bloom on Health Jams -- a Google HOA series on marketing for health care entrepreneurs. This installment is a primer on health care social media, online marketing and use of online tools (including telehealth) by folks in the healthcare space and just over the line in other domains as well. Please feel free to connect here or elsewhere on line to continue the conversation. David Harlow The Harlow Group LLC Health... MORE


Lorianne M. Sainsbury-Wong (left), chair
Donald  Whitmore (right), vice chair

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Section Council member information.


Jayne B.Tyrrell, executive director of the Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts program, is the the June Access to Justice Member of the Month.

Tyrrell's dedication to the core values of the section inspires everyone who comes in contact with her," MBA President Edward W. McIntyre said.

Tyrrell has worked with IOLTA for nearly two decades. After first approving IOLTA as a voluntary program in 1985, the Supreme Judicial Court made it mandatory in 1989. Tyrrell was hired as a consultant at that time to help with the transition of the new requirements of all participating attorneys to keep nominal, short-term client deposits in interest-bearing accounts. Following that transition, she accepted the offer to serve as executive director and 20 years later, remains passionate about her influential role.
Tyrrell's dedication to the core values of the section inspires everyone who comes in contact with her," MBA President Edward W. McIntyre said


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