Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

July 2008

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Chair's Letter From Lisa Panah
Registration is now open for the HCLS Annual Meeting. Planning for the meeting is well underway, and it is shaping up to be a really great program. The educational program will focus on unanticipated patient outcomes, with a distinguished panel of speakers who will present from legal, ethical, and business perspectives. There is no charge for those who attend the business meeting only. There is a nominal charge for those who will attend the rest of the planned events. We hope to see you there.

Redesigned Form 990 Task Force
The Redesigned Form 990 Task Force reconvened this Spring to prepare and submit comments to the IRS on the draft Form 990 Instructions. Comments were submitted on May 30, 2008. The Task Force also previously submitted comments to the IRS on the draft Redesigned Form 990 on September 12, 2007. Both of these comments to the IRS can be viewed in their entirety below. Many thanks to Cynthia Wisner and Ann Hollenbeck, co-chairs of the Task Force, and the many volunteers on that Task Force, for their time and hard work preparing the comments on behalf of the HCLS.

Redesigned Draft Form 990 Task Force Letter to Internal Revenue Service, May 30, 2008

Redesigned Draft Form 990 Task Force Letter to Internal Revenue Service, September 12, 2007


Writing CompetitionWriting Competition

  • The Health Care Law Section is sponsoring a writing competition for all second and third year law students. The theme ties in with the HCLS Annual Meeting educational program topic. The Section will award a first prize of $1,500 and a second prize of $1,000 for the best written products. More Information

Section EventsSection Events

  • September 23 HCLS Annual Meeting at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Other EventsOther Events

  • July 25-26 Litigation Section Summer Conference at Shanty Creek in Bellaire
  • September 17-19 State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting at Hyatt Regency Dearborn
  • September 25
    Business Law Section Annual Meeting at Sheraton Detroit Novi