Health Care & Life Sciences Section

December 18, 2014
Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Employees?

The United States Supreme Court is poised to decide the issue of whether employers are obligated to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. Learn more about the issue in this post.

November 25, 2014
CMS Extends Deadline for EHR Incentive Program 2014 Reporting

The CMS has extended the deadline for eligible hospitals and CAHs to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.

November 13, 2014
HHS Issues Bulletin on HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations

In light of the confirmed Ebola cases, the HHS has issued a bulletin that details the use of protected health information in emergency situations. Check out this post for more information.

October 28, 2014
Upcoming Event: Religious Conscience in Health Care - What Hobby Lobby Teaches Us

Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson will present "Religious Conscience in Health Care: What Hobby Lobby Teaches Us" this Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at Robert H. McKinney School of Law. See this post for more information.

October 22, 2014
CDC Publishes Updated Guidelines for Managing and Preparing for Ebola

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated guidelines and recommendations for healthcare professionals to help them manage and prepare for Ebola. More information can be found in this post.

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Mission

The purpose of the IndyBar Health Care & Life Sciences Section is to provide a forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its lawyer members to serve their clients more effectively; to produce the highest quality non-partisan educational programs, products and services concerning health law and life sciences issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected health care and life sciences legal issues.
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A Message from the Section Chair

Amy Lewis Gilbert

“Welcome to the Health Care & Life Sciences Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association! This section, which has long served attorneys who represent or otherwise engage with health care systems and providers, recently expanded to also address the needs of those who work within the burgeoning Indianapolis life sciences industry. We work hard to provide our members with a compelling array of relevant educational offerings, networking forums and leadership opportunities – and we pride ourselves on being a valuable resource for Indianapolis attorneys seeking to stay on top of these rapidly evolving and complex areas of law.

We invite you to not only attend our events and consider membership in our section, but also to contact us if you are interested in being more involved. Please feel free to email me directly if you have ideas about CLE topics you would like us to broach; have interest in posting a relevant event, award or substantive contribution to our web page; or would like to be considered for future participation on our section’s executive committee.  Here’s to a fabulous year of learning, collaboration and fun with colleagues new and old!”

Amy Lewis Gilbert - 2014 Health Care & Life Sciences Section Chair - Indiana Univeristy School of Medicine

SECTION RESOURCES & News
Board member Isaac ("Ike") Willett of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, is one of seven Indiana attorneys who will be honored for exemplary public service at the Indiana Bar Foundation's 2013 Randall T. Shepard Award Celebration on October 18th in French Lick, Indiana. More information about the award, and Ike's work, can be found here.