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

Shelby County Mental Health Court Opens

A new Mental Health Court opened today in Memphis and will handle nonviolent, misdemeanor cases involving mental health patients, WMCActionNews5 reports. An estimated 25 percent of all Shelby County inmates have a mental illness. Judge Gerald Skahan will oversee the court, which is located at 201 Poplar Ave.

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Challenge to State Abortion Laws on Hold

The outcome of a Texas case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging abortion laws will impact a legal challenge in Tennessee. The operators of three Tennessee abortion clinics filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s abortion laws, including a 2015 requirement that clinics performing 50 or more surgical abortions each year be regulated as ambulatory surgical care centers. U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp granted a temporary hold on the proceedings until the Supreme Court case is resolved. "The standards expected to be addressed by the Supreme Court will be critical for developing and evaluating the relevant evidence in this case," lawyers for the state and the clinics noted in their joint request for the halt. Read more from The Tennessean.

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