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Mintz Attorney Stephen M. Weiner to Present at Boston Bar Association Health Law Education Program

Stephen M. Weiner, a Member and Chair of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will speak at a program presented by the Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Education Committee entitled, “Medical Tourism: Legal Issues and Ethical Implications.”  The program will take place on Wednesday, December 2 at the Boston Bar Association’s office in Boston, MA.

In his presentation, Mr. Weiner will discuss why US health care institutions are establishing clinical and other affiliations abroad.

In addition, the program, “Medical Tourism: Legal Issues and Ethical Implications,” will feature presentations on regulatory compliance and ethical issues governing international clinical trials, from patient recruitment to data privacy and informed consent. Panelists will cover the liability, insurance and transactional issues related to medical tourism and representation of clients engaged in international healthcare work

The Boston Bar Association (BBA), one of the oldest bar association in the United States, is the hub of the legal profession in Boston, Massachusetts. The Association’s mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, and serve the community at large. The BBA has more than 12,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools.
Mr. Weiner has over 30 years of experience in the health care field as a policy maker, educator, and attorney. He represents health care services providers in a broad array of legal matters, including strategic positioning; structuring payer strategies and clinical integration initiatives; and mergers, acquisitions, strategic affiliations, “demergers,” and joint venture arrangements, including arrangements between tax-exempt and for-profit organizations.

He has also participated in a number of international health care activities, including structuring the health care regulatory system for the Dubai Healthcare City, where he now also serves on the licensing board, and representing a number of organizations engaged in the medical travel industry. In Massachusetts, Mr. Weiner has been very active in matters relating to the development and implementation of the Commonwealth’s signature health care reform program and in implementing the initiative to create a statewide interoperable electronic health record system, using both state and federal stimulus legislation funds.

Attorneys in Mintz Health Law Practice, many of whom have held senior government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers