Florida Bar and Health Law Section Documents
The Health Law Section of The Florida Bar is the principal state membership organization for attorneys engaging in all aspects of health law, including those attorneys Board Certified in the specialty of Health Law. The Section advocates and provides numerous educational and networking opportunities for Florida health lawyers in law firms, solo practice, government and in-house counsel, to enhance the quality and ethics of legal services offered to health care clients. Our over 1400 members represent hospitals, other health care facilities, health care payors and provider groups, health care professionals, patients and other health care consumers in business transactions, regulatory matters, litigation and administrative actions.
Our Section puts on an average of three (3) major in-person continuing legal education (CLE) programs each year (some of which are co-sponsored with other Florida Bar Sections), as well as webinars and telephone seminars. We also have an up-to-date Website, a quarterly Newsletter which is sent via e-mail to all Section members, and a Health Law Practitioner’s Handbook providing guidance to attorneys practicing or interested in the specialty of health law. Each of these seminars and publications provides an excellent opportunity for Sponsors to promote their businesses and interact with our Section members. Whether you are a health care provider, facility, payor, or a consultant, publication, or other business or professional serving the health care and/or legal industries, becoming a Sponsor of our Health Law Section is a wise business investment as well as a way to support The Florida Bar Health Law Section, a non-profit organization. We invite you to become a Sponsor at one of the levels described below. Each category is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible to assure your Sponsorship position.
In this issue:
DEDICATION OF INAUGURAL ISSUE TO BARBARA J. PANKAU by Jeanne Helton, Esq., Immediate Past Chair, Health Law Section
FOREWORD by Troy Kishbaugh, Esq., Chair, Health Law Section
INTRODUCTION by James M. Barclay, Esq., Founding Editor-in-Chief
PREFACE by Barbara del Castillo, Founding Executive Editor
Health Law at the Division of Administrative Hearings by Honorable Robert S. Cohen
State Healthcare Facility Anti-fraud Licensure Laws by Grant P. Dearborn, Esq.
Professional Limited Liability Company: The Entity of Choice by Richard O. Jacobs, Esq., and Michael Igel, Esq.
Professional Regulation and Declaratory Statement Process by Bruce D. Lamb, Esq.
Just Dating Or Soul Mates? Patient Safety Meets Fraud And Abuse by Jay Wolfson, PhD, JD and Nir Menachemi, PhD