Law School Launches Health Compliance Program with Major Conference
The Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis launched a major initiative in biomedical and health industry compliance law.
To launch the program, the Hall Center convened an Inaugural Biomedical and Health Industry Law and Compliance Conference on September 21, 2011 at the law school. The focus of the conference was law and compliance, with special emphasis on emerging compliance trends, fraud and abuse, enforcement and pharmaceutical and manufacturing issues. The event offered 6.0 hours of Indiana Continuing Legal Education Credit (including 1.0 hours of Ethics Credit).
Dean Gary R. Roberts said, “The school has the expertise to provide outstanding education to the growing group of health lawyers and professionals pursuing careers in health care compliance law.”
This initiative offers expanded courses and clinical education offerings in the compliance field and develops a certificate program in health law with a specialty in biomedical and health industry compliance law by 2012. This specialty curriculum was established within the existing Health Law Curriculum and the existing track in the law school’s LL.M. for Health Law, Policy and Bioethics.
NBC journalist Jonathan Alter spoke at noon and Joyce R. Branda, Director of the Fraud Section of the Commercial Litigation Branch at the U.S. Department of Justice, gave the morning keynote on “Health Care Reform and Health Care Fraud Enforcement.” Branda supervises civil fraud matters and federal litigation under the False Claims Act and other laws. She has lectured extensively and appeared on panels on health care fraud, procurement fraud and on the False Claims Act and civil enforcement.
Professor Emeritus and former co-director of the Hall Center, Eleanor DeArman Kinney was honored at the reception in the Conour Atrium following the conference.