Health Care Law Section

Section CLE

Make plans to attend the Health Care Law Section spring CLE, “Hot Topics, Tips & Emerging Trends,” on Friday, May 9 at the Bar Conference Center (1501 Park St.) in Columbia. This program qualifies for up to six MCLE credit hours, including up to one LEPR credit hour. Registration fees are $150 for Section members and $230 for non-Section members. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register and for additional information please click here.

FY2014-2015 Nomination of Officers/Council Members

The following nominations have been made for the Health Care Law Section for the 2014-2015 Bar year.

Chair: Eli A. Poliakoff
Chair-Elect: Ariail Kirk
Secretary: Scott E. Hultstrand
Immediate Past Chair: Kelly M. Jolley

Council Members:
Ashley C. Biggers (exp. 2015), Matthew R. Hubbell (exp. 2015), Shealy B. Reibold (exp. 2016), Raymon E. Lark Jr. (exp. 2016), Lorri S. Unumb (exp. 2017), Steven T. Moon (exp. 2017)

Nominating petitions must be received by April 15, 2014, and sent to the S.C. Bar, Attn: Tara G. Caine, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202,, or faxed to (803) 799-4118. Call (803) -799-6653, ext. 146 or toll free, (877) 797-2227, with questions.

Health Care Law Section Seminar

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: It’s Constitutional and It’s Being Implemented … Are You Ready?

Seminar Materials:
Getting Ready for the ACA
Accountable Care Organization: A Model for Reimbursement Reform
Physician Value Based Purchasing
S.C. Department of Health and Human Services
Impact on Private Payor Relationship with S.C. Hospitals and Physicians; Assessment of Exchanges and New Insurance Plans
Health Care Reform for Employers
S.C. ACA-Related Legislative Update
False Claims Act Enforcement Defense Perspective

Health Care Law Resources

Public Health Emergencies: A Resource for Bench and Bar (2012 Edition, Department of Health and Environmental Control)

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health (HITECH) Act:
Available funds for providers to convert to electronic health records
South Carolina Health Information Exchange (SCHIEx)
Changes to HIPAA

Public Health Preparedness
SCDHEC Resources
South Carolina Prepares for a Pandemic Influenza: An Ethical Perspective (Sept. 2009)
Emergency Health Powers Act
Checklist for Health Care Professionals

State and Federal Resources
S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control 
     Office of the General Counsel (803.898.3350)
S.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services 
     Office of the General Counsel (803.898.2795)
S.C. Dept. of Mental Health  
     Office of the General Counsel (803.898.8557)
S.C. Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
     Office of the General Counsel (803.896.4470)
S.C. Medical Association
     Office of General Counsel (803.798.6207)
S.C. Hospital Association   
     Advocacy and Communications (803.744.3522)
South Carolina Joint Underwriting Association  
     Office of the Director (864.240.2750)
S.C. Medical Malpractice Patients’ Compensation Fund 
     Office of the Director (803.896.5290)
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  
Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) -- health information privacy 

Section Council


Section Bylaws


Staff Contact:
Tara Caine
(803) 799-6653, ext. 146