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.

Immediate Past Chair
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel P....
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
1211 Union Ave Ste 700
Memphis, TN 38104
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis...
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Court Grants Review in 9 Cases

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently granted review in nine cases. Civil cases include property deed amendments, attorneys fees, the Health Care Liability Act, non-economic damages caps, wrongful termination and property tax appeals. Criminal cases include ineffective assistance of counsel, bail bonds and delayed appeals. The Raybin Supreme Court Hot List reviews the cases.

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Medicaid Block Grant Meets With Opposition at Public Hearings

Public hearings on the proposed Medicaid block grant amendment drew large crowds in Memphis and Chattanooga this week, with many expressing concern and sometimes anger over the proposal. Out of dozens of speakers at the Memphis forum on Tuesday, not one spoke in favor of the amendment, reports the Daily Memphian. During the Chattanooga hearing on Wednesday, 35 of 36 spoke against the block grant system, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Gov. Bill Lee was not present at either of this week’s hearings. Public response was similar at additional hearings in Nashville, Knoxville and Jackson earlier this month. The deadline for the public to submit a comment on the proposal is Friday.

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