Religious and Conscience Objections to Gender Diversity and the Health Care Rights of LGBTQ+ Patients

Event Description

SITE UPDATE: Midland Hills Country Club- please note we will be here for the Sept. 20 CLE program!

Approved Elimination of Bias CLE Credit!

Breakfast and registration will start after 7:30 a.m.  The CLE program will begin at 8:00 a.m. 


On May 2, 2019, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a new regulation that it titled, “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority.” About a month later, on June 13, 2019, HHS also proposed new Section 1557 regulations. Section 1557 is the anti-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act. Under the Obama Administration, in 2016, HHS had finalized its Section 1557 implementing regulations. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination in health care on the basis of sex and the original regulations had defined “sex” to include gender identity. The new proposed regulations would alter those regulations in a few different ways, notably to eliminate the definition of “sex.”

Speaker Christy Hall will discuss these regulatory changes and uncertainty and how that affects the health care rights and protection of LGBTQ+ people. She will go beyond discussing the regulatory changes to address underlying gender bias in the legal profession that may play out in providing legal advice to health care clients. She will seek to provide a greater understanding of gender diversity, and provide strategies for using this new knowledge to overcome biases in the legal profession, allowing legal professionals to provide the best advice to their health care clients as they seek to follow these new regulations.

Featured Presenter:

Christy Hall, Senior Staff Attorney | Gender Justice

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit approved | Event code: 278935  

Remote Participation: 

Teleconference option available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.


Health Law Section Member:  $15.00
MSBA Member 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, 2019):  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 Geen Mui to register for this meeting at no charge.

Deadline to Register: September 18, 2019

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Friday, September 20, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Turnberry / Midland Hills Country Club Roseville, MN United States