Karen Owens Reappointed to Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys Board of Directors

Karen Owens Weighs in on Transgender Patient Care, Governing Regulations, and Health Care Data at the Collaborative Compliance Conference

The federal government, state legislatures, and health care organizations are all closely focused on the scope of required and permitted health care for transgender patients. Health Care Law partner Karen Owens explored the rules around transgender patient care and how organizations can be more welcoming for transgender individuals at AAPC and the American Health Lawyers Association’s 2023 Collaborative Compliance Conference.   Presenting with Trent Stechshulte, VP and general counsel of I Am Boundless, Inc., Karen reviewed Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the first federal antidiscrimination law directly addressing health care, and the series of regulatory efforts and court decisions since 2016 interpreting Section 1557. Karen also examined pending state legislation, some increasing protections for transgender patients, and others limiting access to medically necessary health...

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