The Center announces the Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration for 2017. Beginning in 2014, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, has presented awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill. The deadline for submission is midnight (EST) on January 2, 2017. Awards will be in the amount of $250 for one law student and one medical student or medical resident. For more information, please view the Writing Competition Flyer [pdf].
On March 15, 2016, the Health and Law Organization (HaLO) presented, "How to Avoid Malpractice" with guest speaker Allen Grossman, P.A. of Grossman, Furlow, and Bayo, LLC.
On January 27, 2016, Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law director Marshall Kapp presented "Health Law Cases in the U.S. Supreme Court: 2015-2016" to the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity at the FSU College of Law B.K. Roberts Building.
On November 2, 2015, the FSU College of Medicine student group, the Health and Law Organization (HALO) presented "Vaccination Laws and Ethics with Claudia Blackburn, Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Leon County. Center director Marshall Kapp serves as HALO's faculty advisor.
On October 14, 2015, Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law director Marshall Kapp presented, "Health, Law, and Medical Ethics" to the FSU Honors Medical Scholars Society. The Honors Medical Scholars Society was founded in 2008 and is focused on preparing its members for a future in the field of medicine. To learn more about the FSU Honors Medical Scholars Society, feel free to visit their website.
On July 7, 2015, the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law presented the discussion, "Update: Health Law Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court 2015 Term," facilitated by Center director, Marshall Kapp. Recent health law court decisions discussed included King v. Burwell and Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc.
On January 26, 2015, the Republican Law Students Association and the Health Law Society co-sponsored the Affordable Care Act Symposium in Room 101 of the B.K. Roberts Building, followed by a reception in the Rotunda. The speakers included Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida, Blaine Winship from the Attorney Generals office, and Professor Jeffrey Kahn. The purpose of this event was to explain the effects of the ACA in the US and Florida, and to provide insight into this complex issue.
On February 26, 2013, the Health Law Society, AIRR, and PILSA co-hosted a speaking event about the intersections between the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) and immigration. FSU's Dr. Rodriguez and FSU Law's Professors Annino and Kapp discussed how undocumented immigrants fall through the cracks, even under AHCA. The discussion also explored how some hospitals in Florida and Arizona have started repatriating undocumented immigrants who require expensive, long term health care back to their countries of origin, sometimes against their will.
On January 22, 2013, at Noon Professor Kapp was one of the speakers at a program on the Affordable Care Act sponsored by the COM Florida Rural Health Association, Geriatrics Interest Group, American Medical Students Association, and HALO.
On January 10, 2013, HALO co-sponsored a symposium entitled "Firearms Regulations as a Public Health Issue: Lessons from the Newtown Tragedy," with the Center. Discussion leaders were Marshall Kapp, JD, MPH, and Les Beitsch, MD, JD. View flyer
On November 13, 2012, Professor Kapp spoke on the “Baker Act: Involuntary Civil Commitment in Florida” at a meeting jointly sponsored by the Health and Law Organization (HALO) and the Psychiatry Student Interest Group (PSIG). View flyer See photos below.