Health Law Section Chair’s Report

By Kim Licata

Happy holidays! This time of year gives us time to look back over the past months and forward to what’s ahead.  With this in mind, like my counterpart at the N.C. Society of Health Care Attorneys, President Jessica Lewis, I have the unique opportunity to welcome you to the new electronic-only Prognosis format. The hard work of our Newsletter Committee and the editors from the society has led to the successful launch of our new blog format.

At last year’s annual meeting in April,  the section welcomed new council members Andrew Walsh, general counsel for Partners Behavioral Health; Scott Templeton of Robinson Lawing; Sarah Crotts of Wall Babcock LLP; Ian Stauffer of Poyner Spruill, and Marc Hewitt of Smith Moore. We welcome back our council members from prior years as well. In addition to myself, our section officers are Jennifer Hutchens of Robinson Bradshaw as our vice chair, Kimberly Kirk of Moore Van Allen as our secretary, and Tina Simpson of Burgeon Legal Group as our treasurer.  Our Section Council and Committee members have been active so far this year in planning and I am looking forward to seeing all the great things we can do together this term.

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N.C. Society of Health Care Attorneys President’s Report

By Jessica M. Lewis

Happy holidays to my fellow members of the NC Society of Health Care Attorneys, and welcome to the new electronic-only Prognosis format.  Congratulations to the Editors and the NCBA Health Law Section Newsletter Committee for successfully bringing the new format to fruition.  It is certain to improve access to more timely content and thus continue to serve as a valued resource for many members of the Section and Society.

The Society wrapped up its 2015-16 year with an engaging Annual Meeting and CLE, full of both timely topics delivered by field experts and excellent networking opportunities afforded by the exceptional membership, sponsors, presenters, and attendees.  The Society welcomed to the Board Hilary Bowman as a Director, Robb Leandro as Secretary-Treasurer, and Elizabeth Runyon as President-Elect.  The Education Committee, now chaired by Elizabeth, has already begun to plan next year’s annual program, which will again be hosted at the ever popular Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill on October 6, 2017.  Please mark your calendars now!

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