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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UPCOMING MBA EVENTS


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RECENT BLOGS

  • With this month’s U.S. Senate passage of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, pursuant to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S. 934; H.R. 2430), legislators validate what consumers have long acknowledged -- the increased ... MORE

  • Having private or public health insurance does not eliminate consumer medical debt because plan design, provider price variation, and patients who experience transitions in coverage, for example, also impinge on an individual’s ability to timely pay ... MORE

  • Access to healthcare insurance supports our local communities and Massachusetts’ infrastructure and economy. Health care is also prerequisite for residents to uphold productive lives, and it preserves individual liberties and happiness. Unmet healthcare ... MORE

  • 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

HEALTH LAW LEADERSHIP

HL.jpgDonald Whitmore (left), chair
Kathryn Sylvia Rattigan (right), vice chair

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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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