Sam Coppersmith’s National Business Institute Webinar Helps Nonprofit Boards Manage Risk and Ensure Compliance

To help nonprofit boards avoid liability, clarify oversight, and manage conflict, Sam Coppersmith is presenting at a National Business Institute (NBI) webinar on Sept. 27.  He will join two other nonprofit law thought leaders in providing attorneys, accountants, board officers, and paralegals with legal knowledge and tools needed for board governance. During their seven-hour “Nonprofit Board Governance: Everything You Need to Know” presentation, Sam, Michelle Huhnke of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer in Chicago, and Jennifer Urban of Legal for Good in suburban Minneapolis, who have taught NBI nonprofit law seminars for more than a decade, will cover: Clarifying board member duties and their daily practice implications Ensuring nonprofit compliance with state and federal laws and IRS rules Reviewing key bylaws to determine when and how...

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Sam Coppersmith’s National Business Institute Seminar Directs Attorneys Through Nonprofit Formation

Because getting and keeping tax-exempt status can be challenging, the National Business Institute (NBI) asked Sam Coppersmith to break down the rules, steps, and best practices in a one-day webinar for attorneys, paralegals, and accountants. On July 13, Sam will co-present “501(c)(3) Organization and Formation From Start to Finish,” which will highlight topics including: Form changes and new rules Nonprofit governance mistakes and best practices Formation documents and application steps Eligibility requirements and classifications Establishing tax-exempt status with the IRS Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses, nonprofit entities, and individuals. A regular speaker for NBI, he covers a range of nonprofit-related topics including private foundations, tax-exempt organizations, and serving on nonprofit boards. Learn more about Sam’s webinar here. And because it’s...

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Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Highlights Recent Health Law Development — including the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision — at AHLA’s Annual Meeting

When the nation’s leading health care lawyers gathered in Chicago for the American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) 2022 Annual Meeting, they learned about the year’s most important developments from Kristen Rosati. An AHLA Fellow and 2013-2014 President who is a nationally recognized leader in health information privacy and security, Kristen discussed a variety of topics in the Year in Review talk, including: The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health, and the numerous legal issues ahead Public health developments, including vaccine mandates The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid program developments HIPAA and health IT developments in information blocking and interoperability, Office for Civil Rights enforcement, FTC data breach reporting, and new state laws One of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen...

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Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Recaps a Turbulent Year in Healthcare at the American Health Law Association Academic Medical Centers and Physicians-Hospitals Institutes

After more than two years of pandemic challenges and a string of new legal developments, Kristen Rosati reviewed the years’ challenges at the American Health Law Association (AHLA) Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Institute and the AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute. Rosati educated legal counsel, compliance officers, and government representatives about health care reform efforts, vaccine mandates and COVID-related legislation and funding, HIPAA and other health information privacy and security developments, and hot news in clinical research and the life sciences industry. As one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen has extensive experience in data sharing and health information exchange, among other areas. Kristen is a Past President of AHLA and is sought-after speaker on these issues....

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ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

Mel Soliz Breaks Down Compliance with Complex Interoperability Requirements at the AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Looking to educate members about how to comply with the Information Blocking Rule (IBR) and other interoperability mandates, the American Health Law Association turned to Mel Soliz as a presenter at its Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute. Mel joined Gerard Nussbaum, principal at Zarach Associates, and Marti Arvin, chief compliance officer at Erlanger Health, in explaining IBR and interoperability requirements. Mel works closely with community health information exchanges, health care providers and health plans to understand and implement compliance programs for the IBR and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule. She regularly speaks at local and national forums on these topics and has been active in state and federal policy making on data privacy and health information exchange issues. Learn more about the Physicians and...

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ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

Mel Soliz Updates Washington Health Law Summit on Health Data Regulation Changes

When healthcare attorneys from around the country gathered in Washington, DC, to learn about legislative and policy developments at American Bar Association’s 19th Annual Washington Health Law Summit, Mel Soliz helped them understand changes to regulations governing health data use and sharing. In the “Data Roundup: Changes to Health Data Privacy, Security & Access Rules” session, Mel and co-presenter Elliot Golding from DC firm Squire Patton Boggs brought attendees up to speed on a consequential year for health privacy and data rules, as well as upcoming developments impacting the industry. Mel works closely with community health information exchanges, health care providers, and health plans to understand and create compliance programs for the Information Blocking Rule, as well as the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule. President...

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