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.

Community Health Systems...
4000 Meridian Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
Immediate Past Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Supreme Court Rules Unanimously in Health Care Liability Act Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously determined today that the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act applies to all claims relating to the delivery of health care services by covered health care providers. This ruling comes after Nashville parents Adam and Ashley Ellithorpe claimed in 2013 that Janet Weismark, a licensed clinical social worker, treated the couple’s child without their consent. The ruling dismissed the claims because the couple failed to give a pre-suit notice or to provide a certificate of good faith as required by the Act.

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Web Series on Employee Dispute Resolution Plans

A four-part webcast series will begin Nov. 4 at noon for lawyers and mediators regarding employee dispute resolution. Courses include Creating and Managing an Employee Dispute Plan, Dispute Resolution in Health Care Settings, Proposed Collaborative Law Rule for Family Law Mediators and Interaction Between Mediators and Lawyers. The series is worth 4.5 credits of CLE.

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