Health Law Section Fall Meeting Part 1: Ethical Issues And Legal Reform In The New COVID-19 Healthcare Environment (Webinar)
Join us for a two-part series on Ethical Issues and Legal Reform in the New COVID-19 Healthcare Environment.
Part 1: Spotlight on Legal and Ethical Issues and the Disparities in Health Care:
Speakers will discuss the legal and ethical issues brought to light during the human rights and public health crisis posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Issues to be addressed include the balance between the ethical mandates and potential legal consequences of health care providers’ decision-making while operating in an environment when patient needs far exceeded available human and medical resources; the role of immunity afforded during such circumstances; and the disparities illuminated within our existing health care delivery system.
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- October 23, 2020
- 8:45 AM
- 1:00 PM
- Virtual Participation
Agenda - October 23, 2020
4.0 MCLE Credits - 2.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion, & Elimination of Bias
8:45-9:05 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
9:05-10:05 a.m. - Keynote Address on COVID-19
10:05-10:55 a.m. – Scarcity and Medical Futility Decisions Under Crisis Standards – Role of Immunity and Waivers Beyond the Pandemic
Medical practitioners across New York State and beyond faced difficult decisions as COVID-19 cases increased. As the crisis passes and the long-term work continues, questions about the results of those decisions emerge. This panel will discuss ethics and the role of the law in the aftermath of COVID-19.
10:55-11:10 a.m. - Break
11:10-12:55 p.m. - Disparities in Healthcare
The pandemic crisis has highlighted both the strengths and weaknesses of healthcare systems worldwide. In this segment, experts will discuss some of the struggles of diverse people groups dealing with COVID-19 and how the law can be utilized for their benefit.
- Section Chair: Karen Gallinari, Esq., NYS Bar Association Health Law Section Chair and Adjunct Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University
- Program Chair: Anoush Koroghlian-Scott, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.
- Program Chair: Linda Clark, Barclay Damon LLP
- Speaker: Robert N. Swidler, Esq., St. Peter's Health Partners
- Speaker: Christian Gonzalez-Rivera
- Moderator: T. Andrew Brown, Esq., Brown Hutchinson LLP
- Speaker: Shelia Shea, Esq., Mental Hygiene Legal Service
- Speaker: Geoffrey Kagan-Trenchard, Esq, Geoffrey Kagan-Trenchard, Esq
- Speaker: Violet E. Samuels, Esq., Samuels & Associates, PC
- Moderator: Brendan S. Parent, Esq., NYU School of Medicine
- Speaker: Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P., Weill Cornell Medical College
- Speaker: Mary Beth Morrissey, Esq., PhD, MPH, Fordham University GHIMC
- Speaker: Alan J. Brudner, Esq., Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
- Committee On Continuing Legal Education
- Health Law Section