This Friday – Exciting Sessions on Licensure, Private Equity and Ethics at the 2023 Health Law Section Annual CLE

Iain, a white man with brown hair, wears a pale blue shirt and grey suit.By Iain Stauffer

Join us Friday, April 21, for the NCBA Health Law Section’s Annual CLE Program in Cary, including sessions on the Dobbs abortion decision, alternative payment models, a keynote session on NC Medicaid (all covered in previous blog posts), plus three more timely presentations, which include Healthcare Licensure, Private Equity/Business of Healthcare, and Ethics.

Healthcare Licensure

“Staying Above Board: Tips for Navigating Licensure Storms” will be a panel discussion by counsel with decades of combined experience representing the North Carolina Medical Board, State Board of Dental Examiners, and Board of Pharmacy: Crystal Carlisle (The Brocker Law Firm PA), Marcus B. Jimison (North Carolina Medical Board), Clinton R. Pinyan (Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP) and James A. Wilson (Ward and Smith PA).  This session will offer practical strategies for helping clients remain compliant without missing out on new opportunities in a rapidly evolving health care environment.

Private Equity/Business of Healthcare

“Private Equity or Public Benefit: Nontraditional Participants in the Health Care Industry” by Lou Patalano (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana), Kristopher B. “Kris” Shepard (Atrium Health) and Barton C. “Bart” Walker (McGuire Woods LLP) will explore the impacts of “payviders,” private equity firms, big tech and other non-traditional market participants on the health care industry.  The panel will also address current trends in provider transactions in light of increased competition between regional health systems and private equity firms and consider the long-term impact of those trends on patient access to care.


Finally, Shana L. Fulton (Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard) will present “Avoiding Pitfalls in Health Care-Related Matters: Practical Strategies for Navigating Common Missteps and Tricky Situations.” This session will explore ethical risks related to attorney-client privilege in health care settings. It will also review privilege issues related to criminal and civil litigation, investigations, issues related to board members and high-level executives, as well as impacts from the recent North Carolina Buckley decision, and how they all intertwine in the regulatory settings unique to health care organizations. (This session provides ethics/professional responsibility credit.)


This year’s program – “Keeping a Finger on the Pulse” – will be offered in person at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary and via live Webcast! You can receive up to 6.25 total CLE credits, including 1.0 hour of Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit. Generous sponsorships have enabled the section to offer this full day of CLE to section members for only $225 (even less for students, law professors, judges, and public interest lawyers), including time for networking at a continental breakfast, lunch and reception following the program. Make plans now and clear your schedule to attend this year’s exciting program on April 21. Registration is open now!