Through our Section you will have the opportunity to meet and network with other health law attorneys, as well as have access to many great benefits specific to your area of practice.

The Benefits of Health Law Section Membership Include:

Receive the Section’s newsletter, Health Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of health law on various topics including the Family Health Care Decisions Act, HIPAA, nursing homes, managed care, mental health, medical ethics, and long-term care.

  • Participate on the Section’s private online community, to post requests for guidance and referrals from health law attorneys from across the state.
  • Earn CLE and learn at our New York-specific high-quality educational programs and networking events.
  • Join a Committee for professional growth opportunities — the Health Law Section has more than a dozen substantive Committees that provide you with the opportunity to learn about very specific practice areas, and work to influence the laws that can affect your practice.

Contact the Health Law Section Liaison

To learn more about this Section, please contact Bridget Donlon
[email protected]
(518) 487-5531

Please do not contact the Section liaison with a request for legal advice or an attorney referral. You can instead visit our ‘Public Resources’ or ‘Lawyer Referral Service’ page for this type of request.

Jane Bello Burke

Jane Bello Burke

Jane Bello Burke has a background working with hospitals, physician groups and skilled nursing facilities. She is experienced in regulatory, transactional, litigation and compliance matters in health care. In addition to her work with the Health Law Section, she is also chair of the Long Term Care Committee and a NYSBA Delegate to the House of Delegates. She is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law and Georgetown University.

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Health Law Journal

The Health Law Journal features peer-reviewed substantive articles relating to the practice of health law on various topics including the Family Health Care Decisions Act, HIPAA, nursing homes, managed care, mental health, medical ethics, and long-term care. Also included are regular features on recent cases, legislation and publications, as well as updates on Section activities. Edited by Cassandra DiNova, Esq., the Health Law Journal is published by the Health Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

The Journal is published as a benefit for members of the Health Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association.

The Health Law Journal encourages article submissions on topics of interest to members of the Section. Writing an article for a NYSBA Section publication is a great way to get your name out in the legal community and advertise your knowledge. Our authors are respected state-wide for their legal expertise in such areas as HIPAA, nursing homes, managed care, mental health, medical ethics and long-term care.

Author Guidelines

NYSBA has created comprehensive author guidelines, with information regarding our reprint policy, style guidelines, and obtaining MCLE Author Credits.

Health Law Section Reports

Please find attached the Health Law Section COVID-19 Resolutions, as clarified and revised since June 2020. These revised Resolutions will be submitted to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) House of Delegates (HOD) for review, consideration and formal action on November 7th , 2020.

Also attached is the full Health Law Section COVID-19 Report which was submitted to the HOD for its June 13th meeting. The attached version, revised September 20th, reflects technical corrections. The Health Law Section COVID-19 Report is provided for information and reference, and not for the purposes of consideration by the HOD at its November meeting.

April 3, 2018
Proposed Department of Health Rule by the NYSBA Health Law Section – The proposed rule would revise: 10 NYCRR 58.1.8: Results of tests to be reported only to physicians or other authorized persons. This proposal would revise New York State regulations to allow research laboratories to disclose research findings that arise in an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved study, and that may be clinically significant, to the health care provider designated by the study subject.

September 2009
Summary Report on Healthcare Costs: Legal Issues, Barriers and Solutions

SUMMER DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP IN HEALTH LAW APPLICATION DEADLINE

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Health Law Diversity Fellowship Program was developed in 2011 by the Health Law Section as part of the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Challenge to develop and execute initiatives to increase the diversity of its membership, leadership and programs.

The Fellowship is operated in partnership with and administered by the New York State Bar Foundation.  The primary goal of the Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law is to increase the representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of health law backgrounds due to the ambition of NYSBA’s Diversity Challenge and provide students an opportunity to experience health law practice.

Eligibility – Law student from a diverse background must be enrolled in a New York State accredited law school.

Length – 8 weeks

Paid Stipend – $6,000

Apply Here: https://www.tnybf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2023-Health-Law-Fellowship-Application.pdf

Application Deadline – The application deadline is December 5th

For more information, please email: [email protected], and please include ‘Health Law Fellowship’ on the subject line.

Past Recipients

Learn about all previous Fellowship Recipients by clicking the link below.

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