Health Law (HL)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Health Symposium Planning Meeting

    A subcommittee of the Health Law Section is forming to plan next year's health law symposium. Our inaugural meeting is November 3 from 9 to noon at the MBA. Room 202.

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RECENT BLOGS

  • I recently moderated the Second Annual Cybersecurity and Healthcare panel discussion, produced by HITECH Answers , with some all-star panelists: Mac McMillan, Lee Barrett, Bridget Wahlstrom and Iliana Peters. We discussed a range of current issues, ... MORE

  • LabMD is a clinical lab that was put out of business by the actions of a computer security vendor and the FTC. The earlier portions of the story are recounted here . With apologies, because it is a long and winding road through this cases procedural ... MORE

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    Whither Obamacare?

    Some MSM outlets reported last week -- as if it were news -- the President-elect's support for some key components of Obamacare. While the man seems to be heavily influenced by the last person he spoke with, and he was interviewed shortly after his ... MORE

  • The president-elect has promised, time and again, to replace Obamacare with something better, though he has been short on specifics. The handful of details one can glean from his pronouncements are: Expansion of coverage to the more than ... MORE

  • On September 29, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a final rule prohibiting the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements in resident agreements with long term care facilities. A lawsuit challenging the agency's authority to ... MORE

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HEALTH LAW LEADERSHIP

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Donald Whitmore (left), chair
Kathryn Sylvia Rattigan (right), vice chair

Click here for 2016-17 Health Law Section Council member information.

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Deborah Wheaton Hemdal, Esq. has a solo law practice in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.  Her work focuses mainly on family law and special education issues. She works primarily with families with disabled children, both minors and adults. Hemdal is an adjunct instructor in the Rabb School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Brandeis University. She is also an adjunct instructor with the legal studies program at Newbury College.
 
Hemdal’s volunteer activities reflect her commitment to the disabled and rights for all. She serves as chair of the Human Rights Committee for the Horace Mann Educational Association, and she also volunteers the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury and serves as a town meeting member in Shrewsbury. Hemdal co-authored an article for the Health Law Section in the January/February edition of the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal entitled “Software Companies versus Doctors: Who Owns Electronic Health Records?” She recently presented at seminars on “Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights” and “Disciplining Students with Behavioral Issues” for the National Business Institute Inc. She also presented a webinar for the Rabb School at Brandeis University on “Who Has Access to Your Medical Records.”
 
Hemdal holds a BA degree (Government) from Cornell University; an MA (Political Science) from Binghamton University, and a JD from Western New England University. She is licensed in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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