Hot Topics for In-House Counsel at Health Care Institutions


A Roundtable co-sponsored by 

The Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law
The American Health Lawyers Association
The American Society for Health Care Risk Management 

October 11, 2019
University of Maryland Carey School of Law
500 West Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 

AGENDA

8:15 - 8:45      Continental Breakfast (Krongard)

8:45 - 9:00      Welcome and format for the day (Krongard)

Diane E. Hoffmann, Professor of Law and Director,
Law & Health Care Program, University of Maryland School of Law
David Cade, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, the American Health Lawyers Association
Meg Garrett, Board member, American Society for Health Care Risk Management

9:00 – 10:15   Hot topic #1:  Discrimination by Patients and Staff

Moderator: Diane Hoffmann, Professor of Law and Director,
Law & Health Care Program, University of Maryland School of Law

Discussion Leaders:
Paula Neira, Clinical Director, John Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
Kimani Paul-Emile, Professor of Law, Fordham School of Law
Laurice Royal, Practice Group Leader and Chief Legal Counsel, Employment and Labor, Johns Hopkins Health System
Karen Smith, Clinical Ethicist, Henry Ford Health System

10:15 – 10:30 BREAK

10:30 – 11:45 Hot topic #2: Vulnerable Patients/Difficult Discharge Issues

Moderator: David Cade, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer,
the American Health Lawyers Association

Discussion Leaders:
Sandi Benzer, Associate Counsel, University of Maryland Medical System
Gina Greenwood, Shareholder, Baker Donelson
Mary Ann Hilliard, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Children’s National Medical Center
Carl Jean-Baptiste, Partner, Gallagher Evelius & Jones, formerly General Counsel, Dimensions Healthcare System

11:45 – 12:55 Hot topic # 3: Opioid issues: addiction/prescribing; emergency departments

Moderator: Manny Ocasio, Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer,
Asbury Communities, Inc.

Discussion Leaders:
Hala Helm
, President-Elect, ASHRM, and Chief Legal Officer, Palomar Health
Melissa L. Jampol, Member, Epstein, Becker & Green
Linda Jones, Regional Healthcare Leader, Marsh USA
Laurice Royal, Practice Group Leader and Chief Legal Counsel, Employment and Labor, Johns Hopkins Health System

12:55 – 1:45   LUNCH (Comcast)

1:45 – 2:55     Hot topic #4: Medical Cannabis for Patients and Staff (Krongard)

Moderator: John Lessner, Vice President and Associate General Counsel,
Erickson Living

Discussion Leaders:
Vanessa Burrows, Counsel, Simpson Thatcher
Seth Goldberg, Partner, Duane Morris
Hala Helm, President-Elect, ASHRM, and Chief Legal Officer, Palomar Health        
Brian Higgins, Senior Associate, Frost, Brown & Todd

2:55 – 3:10      BREAK

3:10 – 4:20     Hot topic #5: New Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions

Moderator: James Roberts, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, University of Florida Health

Discussion Leaders:
Joshua Freemire, Member, Epstein, Becker & Green
Lisa Havens, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President - Legal Counsel, Baylor Scott & White Health
Barry Herrin, Herrin Health

4:20 – 4:30     Closing Remarks

Diane Hoffmann, Professor of Law and Director,
Law & Health Care Program, University of Maryland School of Law

4:30 - 5:30     Reception (Atrium)