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Updates from State Bar of Michigan's Health Care Law Section Annual Meeting

Members of the Foster Swift Health Care Law Practice Group attended the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan's Health Care Law Section on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.  A highlight of the day was when Gary McRay was inaugurated to the Health Care Law Section's first Class of Fellows.  The Class of Fellows recognizes distinguished practitioners for their professional contributions and dedication to the practice of health care law.  McRay was one of only 10 attorneys inducted as a Fellow.  Grateful to receive such an honor, McRay expressed that he "would like to thank the State Bar of Michigan for the award" and noted that he was "honored to be included with the other lawyers in the first class of fellows."

In addition to McRay's honor, two other Foster Swift attorneys were elected to positions on the Health Care Law Section's Substantive Law Committee.  Johanna Novak, from Marquette, joined the Payor Subcommittee, while Mindi Johnson, of Grand Rapids, joined the Provider Subcommittee.

All members who attended the Annual Meeting enjoyed the opportunity to network with fellow health care law colleagues and discuss the latest developments in the health care law realm.  The Annual Meeting included a variety of informative updates and educational programs, including the following:

  1. an update on Michigan legislative activities;
  2. a presentation on understanding accountable care organizations;
  3. a panel presentation on medical marijuana in Michigan;
  4. an update on health information exchanges; and
  5. a keynote address given by Attorney General Bill Schuette.

For more information about Foster Swift's State Bar activities, please call us at (517) 371-8100 or send an email using the form below.

Categories: Health Care Reform, Regulatory

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Gil has over 48 years of health care and administrative law experience.  A prolific writer, many articles authored and co­authored by Gil have appeared in Health Care Weekly Review and numerous health and legal publications.

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Best Lawyers® 2020

Congratulations to the attorneys of the Health Care practice group at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition. Firm-wide, 42 lawyers were listed. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and as lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Health Care practice group members listed in Best Lawyers are as follows:

To see the full list of Foster Swift attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2020, click here.