CLE Program

2022 Health Law Conference


Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Runtime: 8:00h

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New Lawyer : $0.00
MBA Member : $25.00
Non-Member : $50.00

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Symposium on Telehealth Law

Join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section on Friday, Sept. 30, for its annual conference. This virtual event will focus on telehealth law. The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, and public and health administration.

The symposium committee is very proud to feature Vita Palazzolo Berg, general counsel of the Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM). Berg previously served within the Department of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Health Professions Licensure (BHPL), for 17 years, first as a prosecutor for the DPH Boards of Registration, next as board counsel to the Board of Registration in Nursing and then as BHPL chief board counsel. The committee is also proud to feature Undersecretary for Health Policy Lauren Peters; Anna Krieger, director of public policy at the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council; and a number of private practitioners to address why telehealth is important and offer insight into important telehealth law issues, such as:

  • Telehealth and Cross-Jurisdictional Issues from a Regulatory Oversight Perspective: The delivery of health care through remote telecommunications presents unique issues from a regulatory oversight perspective, and additional concerns when the delivery occurs across state lines.  This presentation will review statutory, regulatory and policy provisions that define the concept of telehealth and set parameters for the practice of medicine via telehealth.  It will also review the extent of BORIM oversight when either the patient or the physician is located outside of Massachusetts.
  • Practitioner licensing issues
  • Insurance issues
  • Data privacy issues
  • Access issues
  • Remote employees
  • Standards of care

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program.


Vita Palazzolo Berg, Esq., Panelist
Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM), Wakefield
Jeffrey Catalano, Esq., Panelist
Keches Law Group PC, Bridgewater
Monica R. Chmielewski, Esq., Panelist
Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago
Conor Duffy, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Stephen Fiore, Esq., Panelist
Foster & Eldridge LLP, Woburn
Rosemary Beth Gottlieb, Esq., Panelist
Mass General Brigham Incorporated, Somerville
Kathleen G. Healy, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Anna Krieger, Esq., Panelist
Center for Public Representation, Newton
Debra LaJoie, JD, PhD, MSN, RN, Esq., Panelist
Director of Nursing Research, Children's Hospital, Boston
Ryan Leichsenring, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Lauren Peters, Esq., Panelist
Executive Office of Health and Human Services MA, Boston
Patrick J. Sheehan, Esq., Panelist
Whatley Kallas, LLP, Boston
Eunice D. Aikins-Afful, Esq., Conference Co-chair
BeiGene, Cambridge
Josephine Babiarz, Esq., Conference Co-chair
James L. Bryant, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Brigham & Women's Healthcare, Chestnut Hill
Natale V. Di Natale, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston
James Downes, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Law Office of James Downes, Boston
Judith Feinberg Albright, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Rath, Young & Pignatelli PC, Boston
Paola Carla Rossetti, Esq., Conference Co-chair

Sponsoring Sections:

Health Law Section

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