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.

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel P....
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
1211 Union Ave Ste 700
Memphis, TN 38104
Immediate Past Chair
Bass Berry & Sims PLC
150 3rd Ave S #2800
Nashville, TN 37201
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Judge Pauses Trump Rules That Restrict Access to Birth Control

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has paused Trump administration rules that would restrict the ability of some women to get birth control at no charge because their employers object on religious or moral grounds, The Washington Post reports. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued a nationwide preliminary injunction Monday afternoon, the same day the new policy was to take effect. The ruling does not permanently block the Trump policy, but stops it from going into effect while legal challenges are pursued. The Affordable Care Act says that people should be insured for preventive services without paying out-of-pocket fees — and that women’s health-care services must be included. 
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Republicans File Medical Marijuana Bill

Two Republican lawmakers are sponsoring legislation to regulate medical marijuana in Tennessee, The Times Free Press reports. State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, and Rep. Ron Travis, R-Dayton, said their bill would apply to qualified patients with certain specific diagnoses. They could obtain medical cards and buy products from companies licensed by Tennessee and owned by Tennesseans to cultivate, process and dispense cannabis. The Tennessee Medical Cannabis Trade Association has endorsed the Bowling-Travis bill, which the sponsors tout as a tool to fight opioid addiction as well as provide therapy to individuals suffering from serious illnesses.
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