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E-Newsletter of September 4, 2012 | Vol. 5, No. 36

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR ELDER LAW SECTION AWARDS

The Awards Committee of the Elder Law Section is seeking nominations for Section awards to be presented at the Minnesota CLE Elder Law Institute on Thursday, October 11, 2012.  Nominations are sought for the Mary Alice Gooderl Memorial Award.  This Award is presented by the Elder Law Section to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the field of Elder Law by a member of the Elder Law Section, as exemplified by Mary Alice Gooderl, one of the founders of the Elder Law Section.  In addition, the Awards Committee considers nominations for special awards to recognize special achievements by section members or special contributions to the Elder Law Section or the field of Elder Law.
 
Nominations will close at 5 pm on Friday, September 28, 2012. Please submit nominations to Julian J. Zweber at 1360 Energy Park Drive, Suite 310, St. Paul, MN 55108-5252, telephone 651-646-4354 or 651-646-4539 (FAX) or julianzweber@qwestoffice.net.

Submitted by Julian Zweber, Esq.
Co-Chair, Awards Committee
julianzweber@qwestoffice.net

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

The MSBA Elder Law Section has allocated funds for five (5) scholarships to attend the 2012 Elder Law Institute.  The institute occurs on October 11 and 12, 2012, at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis.  The scholarship covers the complete cost of tuition.  (Recipients will need to cover any other expenses that they may incur.)

To qualify, 1) you must be a lawyer licensed to practice within the last three (3) years; 2) you must be practicing law within a solo, small firm, legal aid, or public interest law practice in either a paid or unpaid capacity; and 3.) you must practice at least partly in elder law.  Unemployed and underemployed attorneys are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applications are available upon request by contacting Laura Orr at orr63475@stthomas.edu and including “ELI Scholarship” in your subject heading. 
Interested applicants must apply by midnight on Monday, September 17, 2012.  Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, September 21, 2012.  Scholarship recipients must be section members by October 11, 2012; however, applicants do not need to be section members in order to apply and be selected.  Previous recipients of scholarships from the MSBA Elder Law Section are ineligible.

Please contact Laura Orr (orr63475@stthomas.edu) for any further information.

Submitted by Laura Orr, Esq.
orr63475@stthomas.edu

 

 

Elder Law News

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Program seeking foster grandparents | St. Cloud TIMES

The Long-term Care Economy: Five Factors for Business Minnesota Business

Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging hosts Medicare information classes | Winona Daily News

Social Security's woes are worse than you think | Brainerd Dispatch

State says Medicare waiver could save $151 million | Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Minn. seeks OK to change Medicaid health plan, save $151 million
Star Tribune

Minnesota seeks Medicaid waiver | MPR

The real medicare villain | Brainerd Dispatch

Submitted by Joel Smith, Esq.
joel@koslawfirm.com




Elder Law Cases

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There are no new cases to report this week. 


Elder Law Statutes, Regulations, and Bulletins

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There are no new statutes, regulations or bulletins to report this week.


Upcoming Events and CLE Programs

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The Affordable Care Act Decision: Implications for Health Law and Beyond
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Presentation in the new Anderson Center, Room 111 
6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Reception on the Anderson Center Rooftop Terrace
1.25 CLE credits applied for
Registration fee for CLE credit is $35. Free for Hamline Law Alumni and guests not earning CLE.

The Supreme Court's long-anticipated ruling on constitutional challenges to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is having a profound impact on all segments of the healthcare industry.  Providers, payors, employers, and governmental agencies must address the challenges of compliance with the numerous mandates in the Act.

Our expert panel represents three disciplinary perspectives -- constitutional law, tax law, and health law – provided by faculty experts at Hamline University School of Law.  Over 75 minutes, the panel will provide participants with an assessment of the implications of the Supreme Court's ruling for Minnesota practitioners and their clients.  Panelists include: Associate Professor Laura Hermer, Associate Professor Mogran Holcomb, Professor Jonathan Kahn

Submitted by Kari Winter
kwinter03@gw.hamline.edu

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SAVE THE DATE!  The 22nd Annual Elder Law Institute will be held on October 11-12, 2012 at the Minnesota CLE Center in Minneapolis. 

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SAVE THE DATE!   "Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care," the Hamline University Health Law Institute's multidisciplinary CLE Symposium, will be held in Hamline's brand new Anderson Center on November 8-9, 2012. To learn more, click here.

Submitted by Thadeus M. Pope, Esq.
tpope01@gw.hamline.edu

 

Elder Law Section Activities

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MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota.  Cathryn D. Reher of Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., is Committee Chair.  For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Tracie Fenske with Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., at 952-929-0622 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Topics for the meeting may be submitted to tfenske@mnelderlaw.com under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 952-542-9201. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.

GOVERNING COUNCIL:  The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30 am, before the Elder Law Institute- location to be announced. For further information, please contact Laura Zdychnec, Chair, at: lzdychnec@mnelderlaw.com.

 

Elder Law Website

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DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website:  Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.

 

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