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2018 Health Law Institute

We are pleased to extend you an invitation to attend Foulston Siefkin's 2018 Health Law Institute at one of two locations:


Friday, September 21, 2018
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM

Wichita Marriott
9100 Corporate Hills Drive
Wichita, KS 67207

Kansas City

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for chief executive officers, executive directors, administrators, business managers, chief financial officers, chief nursing officers, chief operating officers, quality and risk managers, corporate counsel, and compliance officers. Attendees will learn the latest developments in state and federal health laws and regulations impacting their operations and practices, including HIPAA privacy and security, compliance, fraud and abuse, physician compensation arrangements, contracts, telemedicine, and much more.


Register early: Seating is limited, and spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

You may return your completed registration form by email to, by fax to 866.346.2027, or by mail. Payment may be made by credit card or check. Please make checks payable to Foulston Siefkin LLP. Payment must be included with your registration by mail. Please mail completed forms to:

Foulston Siefkin LLP
Health Law Institute
1551 N. Waterfront Parkway #100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

PLEASE NOTE: Registration and attendance at Foulston Siefkin events serves as consent for Foulston Siefkin to capture and use your photo, image, and/or voice on Foulston Siefkin website, publications, social media channels, and any other media.

Registration Fee

The registration fee varies depending on how you wish to receive program materials.

  • $179 per attendee - Receive a flash drive with electronic (PDF) copies of seminar materials. No printed materials are included with this option.
  • $229 per attendee - Receive a binder with printed copies of seminar materials.


Attorneys from Foulston Siefkin that are recognized by national organizations as among the leading healthcare lawyers in the United States. Steve Rice and Chad Stutelberg of Gallagher Integrated will also join us as guest speakers.


  • The Top Ten Things We Just Don’t Say in Healthcare
    If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in the healthcare industry, you’ve probably seen an email or heard a statement that made you cringe. Sometimes, those comments show up in the headlines, or worse, in government investigations. Stan Andeel, Gary Ayers, and Alex Schulte will kick off the Health Law Institute with a list of comments that healthcare personnel should just stop saying.

  • Keep It Secret; Keep It Safe: HIPAA Privacy and Security Update
    This session will explore the recent trends in HIPAA privacy and security, including recent enforcement actions, business associate agreements, disclosures in emergency situations, texting patient orders, and cyber threats.

  • What’s New at the Statehouse?
    The landscape of healthcare continues to evolve at the state level.  In Kansas, recent legislative sessions have borne the passage of the Kansas Lay Caregiver and the Kansas Telemedicine Acts as well as legislation relating to electronic monitoring in adult care homes.  Meanwhile, the Missouri legislature has passed legislation providing immunity from arrest or prosecution for patients seeking medical assistance for drug and alcohol overdose, creating a web-based registry for Advanced Healthcare Directives, and creating a lay caregiver act. Lisa Brown will provide an overview of these recent changes, the anticipated impact of such changes on Kansas and Missouri healthcare providers, and more.  

  • Compliance Conundrums
    With the government’s stepped-up enforcement initiatives, there is no better time to make sure your compliance program is up to snuff and your workforce is prepared to tackle key risk areas.  Brooke Bennett Aziere will cover the fundamentals of operating an effective compliance program and highlight common compliance questions and problems healthcare providers face.

  • Fraud and Abuse 101
    The phrase “fraud and abuse” is a broad term covering a number of wrongful acts, and some providers are accused of fraud for conduct they believe is permissible. Justan Shinkle will provide an overview of the various fraud and abuse laws affecting providers today. He will also highlight recent fraud and abuse actions and provide tips for avoiding the numerous landmines.

  • A Closer Look at Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness
    Steve Rice and Chad Stutelberg, valuation consultants from Gallagher Integrated with decades of experience in fair market value compensation analysis, will join Dick Hay for a closer look at fair market value and commercial reasonableness. The Gallagher team regularly advises clients in evaluating fair market value for physician compensation arrangements and various other transactions. This presentation will review the basics of fair market value and commercial reasonableness, highlight recent court cases and settlements, and discuss some practical tips for addressing physician compensation, acquisitions, and other financial transactions.

  • HIPAA vs. 42 C.F.R. Part 2:  Practical Guidance for Disclosing Behavioral Health Information
    It often seems as if the various healthcare privacy and disclosure laws are conflicting, especially with regard to behavioral health information, including drug and alcohol treatment. During this session, Amanda Wilwert will review the differences among HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, and select state mental health laws. She will review patients' and providers’ rights to authorize and revoke the release of information under those laws and will provide practical advice for addressing HIPAA requests.  

  • Conscientious Refusal of Care vs. Access to Care: The Role of Religion in Healthcare
    Can a vegan withhold vaccines that contain egg proteins? Can a pharmacy refuse to dispense RU-486 (the abortion pill)? Can a Jehovah’s Witness refuse to transfuse a patient? Can a nurse refuse to take the blood pressure of a woman following an abortion? Can a clinic withhold information about HIV testing? Can a medical translator refuse to explain the RU-486 dosage to a patient? Does an insurance company have to pay for it, or can a college student object to having part of her tuition pay for a university health system that provides the RU-486 to its students? Gary Ayers will explore the answers to these and other daunting questions and will provide an overview of new HHS-OCR Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom.

  • Buyer Beware: Tips for Contracting with Vendors
    Healthcare providers from the smallest clinic to the largest hospital system enter into numerous vendor agreements each year. From medical equipment, to lab services, to facility repairs and maintenance work, providers are regularly asked to sign written contracts. Understandably, many providers feel overwhelmed by the barrage of fine print legalese, boiler-plate terms, and endless exhibits and attachments. In this session, Alex Schulte will discuss the negotiation process, highlight common contractual traps, address some high-risk issues, and offer tips for providers in reviewing vendor agreements.

  • The Doctor Will See You Now: Recent Developments in Telemedicine
    Telemedicine continues to reshape the delivery of healthcare. This session addresses some of the legal challenges and pitfalls as well as best practices for remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using telemedicine.


The 2018 Foulston Siefkin Health Law Institute will be submitted for CLE credit for attorneys in Kansas and Missouri. It will also be submitted for approval through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society of Human Resource Management for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credit for HR professionals.

Comments From Past Attendees

"Entire seminar was excellent as always! Content is always current and relevant."
"Very good & informative."
"A tremendous amount of information shared; great supporting materials, and knowledgeable speakers!"
"I appreciate having a seminar focused specifically on the ever-increasing topics and regulations affecting healthcare providers and highlighting the hottest topics."
"Excellent way to spend the day catching up on what's going on!"
"Interesting speakers, pleasant interactions. Loved the location."
"Very good examples. High relevancy for clients."

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued for cancellations up to five business days before event. No-shows and cancellations received fewer than five business days prior to the seminar are not eligible for a refund. Substitutions may be made at any time, including the day of the seminar.

For More Information

Call 316.291.9723 or email Liz Golay: