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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.


A Career in Health Law - Join us on Wed., March 4th 4:30-6:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE: The MBA Health Law Section Council personally invites you to attend our upcoming career development and networking program on Wed., March 4th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts... MORE

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


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  1. Practicing Your Passion - A Career in Health Law

    Mar 4, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)
    Boston, MA, United States


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  • 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

  • Amanda Landry

    Resources on Partners HealthCare and South Shore Hospital Merger (updated Feb. 17, 2015)

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

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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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