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.

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis...
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 300
Memphis, TN 38120
Immediate Past Chair
Community Health Systems...
4000 Meridian Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067

Cannabis CLE Courses Available Online

The online CLE sessions on legislation and insight into hemp, cannabis oils and medical marijuana in Tennessee are now available. Speakers include representatives from the Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee General Assembly. Each course is approved for one hour of CLE. 

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Administrative Med Mal Scheme Discussed

The Medical Malpractice Study Committee of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee met today to consider SB507 by Sen. Jack Johnson (HB546 by Rep. Glen Casada), which moves medical malpractice claims out of the court system into a Patients’ Compensation System, relieves physicians of personal malpractice liability, and sets up an independent medical review panel of physicians and medical experts to review plaintiffs' claims. Presenting the legislation were representatives of the group Patients For Fair Compensation. Those in opposition and raising concerns included the Tennessee Medical Association and State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company. Legislators attending today’s meeting included Sen. Jack JohnsonSen. Mark GreenSen. Reginald TateRep. Glen CasadaRep. Dennis PowersRep. Joe PittsRep. David Shepard and Rep. Kelly Keisling. Check TBAImpact for updates on this issue.

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