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
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis...
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 300
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)288-1700
Immediate Past Chair
Community Health Systems...
4000 Meridian Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
(615)465-7115

Oklahoma Gov. Vetoes Bill That Would Criminalize Abortion

CNN reports Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin today vetoed a bill that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state. "The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered 'necessary to preserve the life of the mother,'" Fallin, a Republican, said.  

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Oklahoma Bill Criminalizes Performing Abortions

Lawmakers in Oklahoma passed a bill today that would make performing abortions a felony, Huffington Post reports. The measure, which contains no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, is now headed to the desk of Oklahoma’s Republican governor. The Associated Press adds that under the measure, those who perform an abortion could be punished with up to three years in prison and would restrict any physician who performs an abortion from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in the state. 

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