Health Law Section

This section works to further the knowledge of its members in federal, state and local health care law. The section also sponsors the nationally known annual Health Law Forum, as well as the primer course for attorneys new to the health law practice.

Chair
Community Health Systems...
4000 Meridian Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
(615)465-7115
Immediate Past Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)756-6600
Vice-Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis...
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 300
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)288-1700

Obama Talks Health Care While Protesters Defend Confederate Flag

Supporters of the Confederate flag protested President Barack Obama's visit to Nashville today, the Tennessean reports. The flag has come under fire as a symbol of hate and racism after the apparently racially motivated shooting at an African-American church in South Carolina. During his remarks today at Taylor Stratton Elementary School, Obama lauded Tennessee's history of bipartisan efforts to expand health care access as an example of how the nation can move past the recent acrimony to make the U.S. health care system better.

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Court Reverses Dismissal of Health Care Liability Lawsuit

The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a health care liability lawsuit against an East Tennessee doctor and hospital, concluding that delivery of pre-suit notice of a health care liability action via FedEx is a proper method of service under Tennessee law. In a unanimous opinion authored by Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee, the Supreme Court held that the delivery of pre-suit notice to health care defendants may be achieved by substantially complying with the statute and that use of FedEx as the carrier of the notice letters constitutes substantial compliance. The AOC has more.

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