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Winter 2014 Health Law Reporter Preview

The events of April 15, 2013 affected all of us greatly.  Jamie Katz, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provides his thoughts on BIDMC’s response to the bombings as well as the challenges that confronted the Medical Center during the days that followed.  Beyond the operational demands that an influx of traumatically injured patients’ places on any hospital, the Medical Center also had to cope with the needs of its existing patient census, the demands of the press, and, importantly, the emotional toll the events took on its clinicians and the victims.  Attorney Katz also discusses the challenges that arose when the two bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were brought to BIDMC for treatment.  While many articles have been written about the events of April 15, 2013, Attorney Katz’s personal account of an organization that rose to the occasion in the face of tremendous pressures in the days following the bombings is not to be missed. View his entire article, here.

The full upcoming issue of the Health Law Reporter, which is scheduled for publication in the next few weeks, will also feature an interview with Lois Johnson, General Counsel of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, a discussion regarding the failed Massachusetts ballot question on the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, and an article regarding the interplay between the Attorney General’s authority, antitrust considerations, and the Health Policy Commissions objectives as it relates to hospital consolidation in the Massachusetts marketplace.

Health Law Committees

  • Health Law Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to health law practitioners. If you are interested in an editorial position or publishing an article, please contact the Co-Chairs.

    Contact Information

    David N Sontag

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    (617) 667-1875

    Meghan M. Cosgrove

    Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, P.C.

    (617) 598-6700

    Jerome B. Tichner

    McDermott Will & Emery

    (617) 535-4000

    Colin J. Zick

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1275

  • Health Law Education Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover health law issues. This committee promotes and oversees the educational programs for the Health Law Section, including the monthly Brown Bag Lunch speaker series and several in-depth seminar programs.

    Contact Information

    Joel K. Goloskie

    (617) 771-1154

    Gary A. Rosenberg

    Verrill Dana LLP

    (617) 274-2846

    Jennifer Gallop

    Krokidas & Bluestein LLP

    (617) 482-7211

  • Health Law Membership Committee
    This committee aims to increase participation in the Section through outreach activities.

    Contact Information

    Christine G. Savage

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-4084

    Leslie Joseph

    Mount Auburn Hospital

    (617) 499-5752

    Robin Amber Johnson

    The Health Law Group

    (617) 455-7331

  • Health Law Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes. Health law attorneys are often asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Edward J. Deangelo

    Commonwealth Health Insurance

    (617) 933-3091

    Erika Scibelli

  • Health Law Social Action Committee
    Take public service to a new level. Focusing on unique ways to engage members in the community, this committee is the proud publisher of the Children's Mental Health Guide and oversees other initiatives.

    Contact Information

    Michael David Beauvais

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7601

    Catherine Annas

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    (617) 784-0147

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.