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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care Programs

AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care

 2014 Section Program

 Sustainability and Health

 Saturday, January 4, 2014, 2:00–3:45 p.m.

 Ani B. Satz, Emory University School of Law, Moderator

Stephen Miller, University of Idaho School of Law, The Police Power and Public Health in the Age of Sustainability

Melissa Powers, Lewis and Clark Law School, Climate Action Plans and Urban Pollution

Laurie Ristino, Vermont Law School, Food Policy for Improving Sustainability and Health: A Proposed Legal Framework

Mark Izeman, NRDC, Emerging Trends in Regional Food Law: Implications for Sustainability and Health

Ashley Rhinehart, Humane Society of the U.S., Factory Farming, Sustainability, & Public Health

Joanna Sax, California Western School of Law, Revisiting the Role of the Value of a Statistical Life Through Fracking

This panel will explore the effects of the environment on health in western nations and the role that sustainability initiatives play with regard to wellness. The panel will be interdisciplinary, broadly spanning topics in health, environmental, and animal law and policy as well as public health, land use, and urban planning.

Proceedings will be published in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.


2014 Co-Sponsored Program

In Partnership with the Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law

The Role of Nonprofits Under the Affordable Care Act

Friday, January 3, 2014, 10:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Kathleen M. Boozang, Seton Hall University School of Law, Policies Addressing Care and Reimbursement for Undocumented Patients

Erin C. Fuse Brown, Georgia State University College of Law, Fairness Is Not Charity: The Inadequate 501(r) Charge Limit and Collection Rules for Tax-Exempt Hospitals and a Proposal for Expansion

Mary Crossley, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Nonprofit Hospitals as Partners in Community Health Improvement:  Lessons from the Community Reinvestment Act

Thomas (Tim) L. Greaney, Saint Louis University School of Law, Nonprofit Hospital Conversions and Closings after Health Reform

Mark A. Hall, Wake Forest University School of Law, Nonprofit Health Insurance Cooperatives: A Weak Idea that Might Actually Help

Robert A. Katz, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, American Exceptionalism: The U.S. Tax Code's Refusal to Treat Health Care as a Per Se Charitable Purpose

Jean Wright Veilleux, Charlotte School of Law, Unlikely Hero: How the IRS Can Use Its Regulatory Authority to Rescue the Medicaid Program

 Catherine E. Livingston, Jones Day, Commentator

This panel will address the role of nonprofit organizations under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("ACA"). Broad topics include: the ACA’s new requirements for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt hospitals; Care and Reimbursement for Medicaid and Undocumented Patients; and nonprofit Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs).

Proceedings will be published in the Indiana Health Law Review.


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