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
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)756-6600
Immediate Past Chair
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell...
PO Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38302
(731)423-2414
Vice-Chair
Community Health Systems
4000 Meridian Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
(615)465-7115

Nashville Bar Foundation Awards Nearly $25K in Grants

The Nashville Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nashville Bar Association, has awarded $24,925 in grants to four area nonprofits to support their law-related educational and charitable initiatives. The recipients are: the Family Center was given $2,000 to develop a new child abuse prevention program that will help lawyers more effectively respond to abuse cases; the Legal Aid Society was given $10,000 to expand legal assistance for immigrant and refugee communities; Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee was given $1,500 to educate the legal profession on how to deal with clients who have personality disorders, high anxiety or mental illness; and Nashville Community Education was given $1,425 to expand The People’s Law School, a program that offers a series of free legal classes to the public about important legal issues.

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Democrats Hit Haslam for Medicaid Delay

State Democrats marked the one-year anniversary of Gov. Bill Haslam’s promise to seek a “Tennessee Plan” to expand Medicaid with a press conference yesterday in which they urged him to take action. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Nashville Thursday, in part to push for Medicaid expansion in the state. Earlier, however, the state legislature gave final approval to HB 937, a measure that requires the governor to get the General Assembly’s permission before expanding TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program. The Tennessean has the story.

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