Health Law

Beverly H. Binner, Chair

The Health Law Section continues to serve the needs of Virginia lawyers by promoting pro bono publico objectives of the Virginia State Bar within the field of health law, to foster interest, activity and research in health law and affairs, to furnish the public with an understanding of its rights and obligations, to enhance friendship and understanding among lawyers having interest in health law, and to cooperate with other bar organizations in such areas of law.  Additionally, the purposes of this Section are to sponsor programs and seminars on health law; develop and provide to members bibliographies of materials on health law, lists of experts and consultants; to provide a forum where Section members can share in research; and to publish a health law newsletter.

The Health Law Section currently has 687 members. The annual budget for the past fiscal year was $10,000.

The Health Law Section sponsored a webinar March 18, 2020, on Advance Directives, offering one hour of LIVE CLE credit. Founder of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Nathan Kottkamp, and Dr. Mark Swope, assistant professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and director of Medical Ethics for Carilion Clinic, were the presenters. There were 52 attendees for the program. 

The section's writing competition for law students had to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19. There were two planned CLEs for the VSB Annual Meeting. Artificial Intelligence and CBD/Marijuana were the topics. With the cancellation of this year's Annual Meeting, the board decided to hold these topics for next year's Annual Meeting.

The leadership of the Health Law Section for the upcoming year is Allyson K. Tysinger, chair; Henry I Willett III, vice chair; Beverly H. Binner, immediate past chair; Rodney K. Adams; Sally N. Barber; Bradley E. Lerner; Dominic P. Madigan; Jeffrey D. McMahan; Joseph P. McMenamin; Thomas E. Miller; Amy B. Mogetz; and Karla L. Palmer.

Updated: Aug 05, 2020