Health Care & Life Sciences Section

May 21, 2015
Appeals Court Denies Notre Dame’s Challenge to Health Law’s Contraception Mandate

A 7th Circuit panel has denied Notre Dame University’s latest challenge to the ACA’s contraceptive mandate. See this post for more information.

May 5, 2015
The Talk: The First Step in End-of-Life Healthcare Planning

May is Elder Law Awareness Month. Check out this post for information on how to begin a conversation on end-of-life health care planning with a loved one.

May 1, 2015
Legal Line Volunteers Needed

The IndyBar Health Care and Life Science Section has volunteered to provide coverage for the IndyBar Legal Line on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. See this post for sign-up information to volunteer.

April 27, 2015
Data on Health Law Shows Largest Drop in Uninsured in Four Decades

Since the Affordable Care Act began to take effect in 2010, 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage. Read more here.

April 20, 2015
Oregon Addresses "Right to Try" Laws

Oregon became the latest state to address “Right to Try Laws” by passing a bill that contradicts an FDA restriction on experimental drug use in terminal patients, known as the “Oregon Right to Try Act”.

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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

Anna Kirkman

“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. This year, we also look forward to providing our members with more philanthropic activities.

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!”

Anna Obergfell Kirkman- 2015 Health Care & Life Sciences Section Chair - Eskenazi Health