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 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Healthcare Liability, Workers' Comp Bills See Action

The Senate sponsor of legislation to establish an administrative system for addressing healthcare liability and errors announced today that the bill (SB507 by Sen. Jack Johnson and HB546 by Rep. Glen Casada) will not receive any further consideration this year, but will be the subject of an ad hoc committee study this summer. Also today, the Senate version of a bill to create a system for allowing employers to create a private workers' compensation plan bypassing the state system (SB721 by Sen. Mark Green and HB 997 by Rep. Jeremy Durham), cleared its first hurdle in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee by a 6-0-2 vote, with one member absent.

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Senators Hold 'Twitter Debate'

Lawyer legislators Sen. Lee Harris, D-Memphis, and Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, held a "Twitter Debate" today, covering Insure Tennessee, school vouchers, guns and racial profiling. Phil Williams from NewsChannel5 summarizes the conversation through the series of tweets.

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