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The Avera Marshall Case: What Happened and What’s Next for Hospitals and Physicians?

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue: River Room / Town and Country Club  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00

Deadline to Register: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In one of the most widely anticipated health care decisions to be issued in recent years, the Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled that the medical staff bylaws at issue constituted an enforceable contract between the hospital and members of the medical staff and that a medical staff has the legal capacity to sue (and be sued).  This case, Medical Staff of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, et  al. vs. Avera Marshall, has grabbed attention both nationally and regionally and presents a series of challenging questions for both hospital and physician counsel.  This session will discuss the case itself and explore its potential repercussions, including: the functions of medical staff bylaws, implications of bylaws being a contract and why physicians and hospitals benefit-or not-from enforcement of bylaws, whether enforceability of bylaws can be disclaimed or avoided, what it might mean for medical staffs to be an unincorporated associations, and possible conflict of interest issues for hospital counsel.

Please join the Health Law Section for a discussion of the Avera Marshall case and its lessons for both hospitals and medical staffs going forward.

Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Tuesday, March 17.


Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop, Gray Plant Mooty Mooty & Bennett PA
Kathy Kimmel, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
Margo Struthers, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP


Claire Topp, Dorsey & Whitney LLP 

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit Applied | Event Code: 201945 


Health Law Section Member:  $15.00
MSBA Member but not a member of the Health Law Section:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students: Free
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2014):  Free

Join the Health Law Section:  MSBA members who are not members of the Health Law Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Thursday, March 19.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions? Contact Sue Bores | 612-278-6325

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