What is Health Law?

Health Law is any area of the law or legal practice that touches upon or relates to medical services, health services, or other health-related industries. Attorneys involved in the practice of Health Law serve hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, physical therapists, health insurance companies, state and federal government, and consumers of health services and products. An attorney involved in Health Law may represent a hospital in defense of a medical malpractice lawsuit, or represent a doctor in negotiating an employment contract, or review a proposed acquisition of a medical practice to insure compliance with federal Stark laws. A Health Law attorney may defend a criminal prosecution against a drug company alleging marketing a drug for non-approved treatments, or prosecute a dentist for violations of the ethical rules governing dentists. Health Law is a broad area of practice encompassing many different types of law and practice.

What is the Health Law Section?

The Health Law Section is a section of the Delaware State Bar Association composed of attorneys who practice Health Law. Our Health Law attorneys have an interest in learning about different areas of Health Law practice, in networking with other Health Law practitioners, in educating others about the multiple facets of Health Law, and in advancing awareness of this diverse practice area.

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Upcoming meetings and events

Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:00 pm, Balick & Balick Friday

April 19, 2013, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Timothy’s on the Riverfront, Wilmington (annual meeting and election of officers)

Officers

Chair: Teresa Ann Cheek

Vice-Chair: Diane M. Andrews

Secretary: Shannon L. Brainard

Member Bios

Diane M. Andrews, Esquire
Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc.
640 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Diane_andrews@bayhealth.org
(302) 744-6048
• Fraud & Abuse
• HIPAA
• Hospitals & Health Systems

Adam Balick, Esquire
Balick & Balick, LLC
711 King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
www.balick.com
HYPERLINK “mailto:abalick@balick.com” abalick@balick.com
(302) 658-4265
• Compliance
• Fraud & Abuse
• Professional Licensure & Discipline

Shannon Larner Brainard, Esquire
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
1220 North Market Street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 8888
Wilmington, DE 19899
www.marshalldennehey.com
HYPERLINK “mailto:slbrainard@mdwcg.com” slbrainard@mdwcg.com
(302) 552-4343
• Compliance
• Medicare/Medicaid Provider Enrollment & Reimbursement
• Professional Licensure & Discipline

Joanne Ceballos, Esquire
Balick & Balick, LLC
711 King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
www.balick.com
HYPERLINK “mailto:jceballos@balick.com” jceballos@balick.com
(302) 658-4265
• Compliance
• HIPAA
• Long Term Care

Teresa Cheek, Esquire
Chief Legal & Human Resources Officer
Westside Family Healthcare, Inc.
300 Water Street, Suite 200
Wilmington, DE 19801
teresa.cheek@westsidehealth.org
(302) 656-8292
Fax: 302-656-8982
• HIPAA
• Labor & Employment
• Medical Staff, Credentialing & Peer Review

Allyson Britton DiRocco, Esquire
Morris James LLP
500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
P.O. Box 2306
Wilmington DE 19899-2306
www.morrisjames.com
adirocco@morrisjames.com
(302) 888-5210
• Labor & Employment
• Medical Malpractice
• Professional Licensure & Discipline

David R. Hackett, Esquire
Griffin & Hackett, P.A.
116 W. Market Street
P.O. Box 612
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-9066
• Compliance
• Hospitals & Health Systems
• Medical Practice Business Issues

Bryan E. Keenan, Esquire
Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.
1925 Lovering Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
www.gfmlaw.com
• Health Information Technology
• Labor & Employment
• Medical Practice Business Issues

William J. Martin, Esquire
Martin & Lunger, P.A.
1020 N. Bancroft Parkway
Suite 100
Wilmington, DE 19805
www.martinlunger.com
(302) 888-2502
• Ambulatory Surgery Centers
• Compliance
• Medical Practice Business Issues

James H. McMackin III, Esquire
Morris James LLP
500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
P.O. Box 2306
Wilmington DE 19899-2306
www.morrisjames.com
HYPERLINK “http://mce_host/jmcmackin@morrisjames.com%20″ jmcmackin@morrisjames.com
(302) 888-5849
• HIPAA
• Labor & Employment

Benjamin A. Schwartz, Esquire
1140 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Shops at Trolley Square
Suite 31B
Wilmington, DE 198
www.schwartzandschwartz.com
HYPERLINK “mailto:ben.schwartz@schwartzandschwartz.com” ben.schwartz@schwartzandschwartz.com
(302) 678-8700
• Labor & Employment
• Professional Licensure & Discipline
• Reimbursements in Auto Accidents
• Worker’s Compensation

Nathan Trexler, Esquire
Balick & Balick, LLC
711 King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
www.balick.com
HYPERLINK “mailto:ntrexler@balick.com” ntrexler@balick.com
(302) 658-4265
• Fraud & Abuse
• Medical Practice Business Issues
• Medicare/Medicaid Provider Enrollment & Reimbursement

Richard R. Wier, Jr., Esquire
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
1220 North Market Street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 8888
Wilmington, DE 19899
www.marshalldennehey.com
HYPERLINK “mailto:rrwier@mdwcg.com” rrwier@mdwcg.com
(302) 552-4350
• Labor & Employment
• Fraud & Abuse
• Professional Licensure & Discipline

Meeting Minutes

April 20, 2012

June 8, 2012

November 8, 2012

December 11, 2012

February 8, 2013

April 19, 2013