Academics, attorneys and government officials gathered at Widener Law's Delaware campus on Thursday, May 3 to explore a topic of vital interest to the aging American population: long-term care.
The program "Current legal issues in long-term care," was co-sponsored by the law school's Health Law Institute, the Health Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and White and Williams LLP.
The conference featured panel topics including perspectives on litigation and long-term-care facility regulation.
"Nursing homes are one of the most heavily regulated industries in this country, second only to the nuclear power industry," said panelist Jennifer Grimler Brady, Esq., a partner with Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP in Wilmington
Grimler provided a defense perspective and said health care provider documentation was a key factor in all areas of litigation. "It will hang you or save you every time," she said.
Other speakers included Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., of the Office of General Counsel with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Eileen M. Coggins, Esq., general counsel for Genesis HealthCare; John G. Culhane, acting director of Widener Law's Health Law Institute and lecturer at Yale University School of Public Health; Delaware Deputy Attorney General Daniel L. Miller, Esq., of the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; and William T. Lawson III, Esq. of the Law Offices of William T. Lawson III in Philadelphia.
A second conference on related topics is scheduled for Sept. 28. Captions:Photo 1: Panelists who discussed perspectives on litigation included from left, Widener Law Professor John G. Culhane, William T. Lawson III, Esq. and Jennifer Gimler Brady, Esq.
Photo 2: Jennifer Gimler Brady, Esq. of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP.
Photo 3: Panelists who discussed long-term-care-facility regulation included from left, Delaware Deputy Attorney General Daniel Miller, Esq., Eileen M. Coggins, Esq. and Alan C. Horowitz, Esq.