Health Law Section

Elizabeth Griffin, chair

Number of Members as of June 30, 2014: 621

Balance remaining as of May 31, 2014: $8,467.83

16th Annual Virginia Health Law Legislative Update – On May 22, 2014, the section  co-sponsored the annual Virginia Health Law Legislative Update with The Virginia Bar Association.  This half-day-long program attended by nearly 120 attorneys featured presentations by Secretary of Health and Human Resources William A. Hazel, Jr. and representatives from government and private advocacy organizations. The second half of the program was an ethics panel comprised of seasoned attorneys and moderated by Section vice-chair Jeremy Ball.

National Health Care Decisions Day – Since 2006, the Section has spearheaded an annual, statewide Health Care Decisions Day to raise public awareness for the need to plan ahead for health care decisions related to end of life care and for medical decision-making.  This year's event was on April 16, 2014.

Writing Competition – The Section continued planning for a health law writing competition among Virginia law schools.  The competition will grant monetary awards and possible publication opportunities to the winner.

Newsletters – The Section published a Winter newsletter featuring articles authored by Section members and Virginia Register health care regulatory updates.

Law School Liaisons -- The Section has been establishing contacts at each public and private law school in Virginia to help promote the Section's writing competition and to plan outreach programs.

Officers

2013-2014 Section Officers:  Elizabeth Griffin, Chair; Michelle Calloway, Vice Chair; Jeremy Ball, Secretary; Brent Rawlings, Immediate Past Chair.

2014-2015 Section Officers:  Jeremy Ball, Chair; Douglas Penner, Vice Chair; Daniel Santos, Secretary; Elizabeth Griffin, Immediate Past Chair.

New Board Members for 2014-2015:  Beverly Binner, Jeff McMahon

Updated: Jul 01, 2014