The 2016 THOT Health Law Conference will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the UT Thompson Conference Center. This seminar brings together the legal teams of THOT member entities to talk about issues specific to public and non-profit hospitals and health systems. The program is designed by members and speakers include members and other state and national leaders. Registered participants can earn up to 5.5 CLE credits*


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*This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 5.5 credit hours, of which 0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

Cybersecurity Threats and What Hospital Management Should Be Doing Right Now to Address Them

Technology-driven enterprises including hospitals are under constant threat of cybersecurity incidents. Specific threats are constantly evolving and changing, but certain tactics are always useful to anticipate, address, and remediate these situations. This presentation will discuss current cybersecurity threats, as well as legal strategies teaching hospitals can employ to prepare for and respond to the inevitable cybersecurity incident.

  • Jeff Drummond, J.D., Principal, Jackson Walker LLP

Legal Issues in 340B: Policy, Regulation, and Financing

Panel members will discuss regulatory and financial issues facing 340B participants and legal strategies to address these concerns.

  • Sarah Mutinksy, J.D., Founding Senior Advisor, Eyman Associates
  • Jason Reddish, J.D., Associate, Powers, Pyles, Sutter, & Verville PC

Handling Workforce Violence in the Era of Active Shooters

Review of Texas law on handguns: what are hospitals and health care providers required and permitted to do? What training is required for your security guards and employees? What do you need to consider when hiring security guards and designating a security response team? What screening and training will you provide? How do you protect your workforce and the use of safe room? Texas law on use of deadly force, when it will be authorized in a health care setting, what you will do to investigate an incident? What to do when you have an active shooter: “Run, Hide, Fight”

  • Deborah Hiser, J.D., Husch Blackwell

Financing Reform –  Texas Waiver & Financing Updates

Panel members will discuss legal issues regarding: Medicaid managed care rules, NAIP, MPAP, and QIPP; IGT and Pay for Play; and implications for Texas Medicaid financing.  

  • Charles Greenberg, J.D., Director of Policy, Office of the Chief Counsel, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Charles Luband , J.D., Partner and Co-Chair of Dentons' Health Care practice
  • Sarah Mutinksy, J.D., Founding Senior Advisor, Eyman Associates

What’s the Forecast: 85th Legislative Landscape

Panel members will discuss legal issues slated for the 85th session and potential implications to healthcare systems as well as strategies for navigating the session.

  • Micah Rodriguez, J.D., THOT Consultant, Blackridge
  • Jessica Schleifer, MPH., Director of Advocacy and Operations, THOT
  • Andrew Smith, Director of Government Relations/Public Policy, University Health Systems
  • Sushma Jasti Smith, J.D., Chief of Staff for Texas Senator José Rodríguez
  • Chris Traylor, THOT Contractor, Former Commissioner at HHSC
  • Katherine Yoder, Vice President of Government Relations, Parkland


Jason Reddish

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