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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.


Health Care Delivery and Cost Containment - Health Law Conference - June 12

How will changes in the Health Care Delivery System and Cost Containment impact your practice, your clients, and your healthcare access?

Come join us to hear from Karen Tseng, Head of the Health... MORE

2nd Annual Central MA Health Care Symposium

Please join the Health Law Section for our 2nd Annual Central MA Health Care Symposium at the University of Massachusetts Medical School on Thurs., April 16, 2015 from 8:30-12:00. You will engage... MORE

4/16: Second Annual Central MA Health Care Conference

Thurs., 4/16/15, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA.

Local experts will provide updates on the developments in health care, such as Medicare liens and malpractice... MORE


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  1. 2015 Annual Health Law Annual Conference

    Jun 12, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (ET)
    Boston, MA, United States


  1. 2015 Annual Health Law Annual Conference

    Jun 12, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (ET)
    Boston, MA, United States


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  • Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong

    King v. Burwell and the ACA | Another Landmark SCOTUS Opinion

    Health Law (HL)

    As contributor to an amici curiae brief in SCOTUS National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebeliu s and h aving strategically led certain Massachusetts healthcare reform stakeholder and nonprofit organizations in that process, I deciphered and analyzed the legal underpinnings of Chief Justice John Roberts’ landmark 2012 decision. See ; . See also MORE

  • Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong

    Not-for-profit hospitals | Compliance with federal and state laws

    Health Law (HL)

    Not-for-profit hospitals are now implementing compliance standards to meet new obligations as § 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and to effectuate in-house (and certain downstream) protocol to safeguard their tax-exempt status. I was pleased to address medical and legal practitioners who attended the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. []. I examined the... MORE

  • Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong

    Privacy and Confidentiality | Massachusetts Residents' Data & Legal Practitioners’ Vigilance

    Health Law (HL)

    Increasing accounts of security breaches nationwide render it a prudent and obligatory course of action that high-risk data compliance dominate law firm protocol. Regardless of the size and staffing, law firms are not immune to security risks, despite daily safeguards consistently observed as a matter of practice in protecting client confidentiality and privacy. Massachusetts General Laws c. 93H governs Massachusetts persons and agencies that own, license, receive, store, maintain,... MORE

  • Amanda Landry

    State Vaccination Requirements

    Health Law (HL)

    State vaccination requirements have been in the news a lot recently with the latest U.S. measles outbreak originating in Disneyland in California. The MBA Health Law Section Council wanted to get the conversation started about vaccines by reposting an article written by Section Council member Josephine Babiarz in 2013 about mandatory flu vaccinations for medical staff. It is noted that there are significant differences between this inquiry into flu shots and proven, high efficacy vaccines... MORE

  • David Harlow

    Privacy and Security and the Internet of Things

    Health Law (HL)

    "Only Connect" In the future, everything will be connected. That future is almost here. Over a year ago, the Federal Trade Commission held an Internet of Things workshop and it has finally issued a report summarizing comments and recommendations that came out of that conclave. As in the case of the HITECH Act's attempt to increase public confidence in electronic health records by ramping up privacy and security protections for health data, the IoT report -- and an accompanying... MORE

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

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