Continuing Legal Education

Health Law Basics and Our Aging Population

August 10-12, 2015 | 17.75 CLE credits (including 1.0 ethics credit) for attending all three days

The Health Law Certificate program is designed to broaden your knowledge and deepen your ability to engage health law issues. This three day program was designed by experienced practitioners who know the most relevant and important topics in engaging important and emerging areas of Health Law.


Building from last year's very successful 3 day Health Law Certificate program this year's program will again focus on Health Law Fundamentals for practitioners to learn the basics of Health Law and provide information for broadening their practice. This year's program will provide an update on the Affordable Care Act and also address the most pressing health law topics impacting our aging population. For more information, contact Erica Wolf, attorney, Seattle University School of Law.


Monday, August 10, 2015 - Health Law Basics Part I

8:30am - 9:00 am

Registration and Coffee Service

9:00am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Introduction

Erica Wolf, Seattle University School of Law

Annette Clark, Dean, Seattle University School of Law

9:15am - 10:30 am

Litigation and Legislative Update

Jonathon Bashford, Lane Powell, PC

Jennifer Sheffield, Lane Powell, PC

10:30 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 11:45 am

Health Care Fraud: Introduction to the False Claims Act

Michelle Peterson, Michelle Peterson Law, PLLC

Kayla Stahman, Assistant United States Attorney

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch on your own

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Understanding Medical Records & Medical Terminology

Karin Mitchell, Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, LLP

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Ethics: Identifying the Client, Multijurisdictional Practice, and Confidentiality

Paul Swegle, Numera, Inc.

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Representing Providers: Fundamentals of Compliance - Stark, Anti-Kickback, & HIPAA

John Peick, Peick Boyer Law Group, P.S.

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Infectious Diseases: The Law of Emergency Preparedness

Joyce Roper, Senior Assistant Attorney General of Washington

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - Health Law Basics Part II

9:00am - 9:45am

Medical Malpractice: Basics of a Negligence case

Tyler Goldberg-Hoss, Chemnick Moen Greenstreet

9:45am - 10:30am

Medical Malpractice: A Defense Perspective

Donna Moniz, Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, LLP

10:30am - 10:45am


10:45am - 11:30am

Mental Health Parity and Access to Care

Laura Groshong, LICSW and Legislative Advocate

11:30am - 12:15pm

Administrative Appeals: The Exchange Appeal System

Brian Peyton, Washington Health Benefit Exchange

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch on your own

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Employer Requirements Under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

Kristin Meier, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

2:00pm - 2:45pm

The Affordable Care Act: Recent Developments

Bruce F. Howell, Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt

2:45pm - 3:00pm


3:00pm - 3:45pm

Bioethics: Health Care Reform and the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act

Scott Breneman, Breneman Grube PLLC

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Medical Cannabis in Washington: What You Need to Know

Kurt Boehl, Law Office of Kurt E. Boehl, PLLC

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - Day Three - Our Aging Population

9:00am - 10:00am

Guardianships and End of Life Care

Lori S. Haskell, Attorney at Law

10:00am - 10:45am

Planning for Alzheimer's and Dementia: Mental Health Advance Directives

Professor Lisa Brodoff, Seattle University School of Law

10:45am - 11:00am


11:00am - 12:00pm

Bioethics: Termination of Life-sustaining Treatment and Advance Directives

Commissioner Eric Schmidt, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 2

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch on your own

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Medicare, Medicaid, and ERISA Subrogation: Secondary Payer Issues in Litigation

Tom Degan, Chemnick Moen Greenstreet

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Nursing Home Litigation: Causes of Action

Scott Breneman, Breneman Grube PLLC

3:00pm - 3:15pm


3:15pm - 4:15pm

Panel Discussion: Hot Topic - Data Security for Health Information: Perspectives, Trends, and Risks

Gavin Skok, Bruce Goto, Shata Stucky, James Wendell, Riddell Williams P.S.

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Evaluations and Adjourn


Program Chairperson

Erica L. Wolf

Erica Wolf is the Executive Director of the Center for Indian Law & Policy, and is responsible for the leadership, management, and day-to-day operations of the Center for the benefit of the School of Law and its students. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, where she teaches a clinical course in Indian Trusts & Estates. Ms. Wolf is a 2005 graduate of Seattle University School of Law and has served as the Center's managing attorney and a supervising attorney of the Indian Estate Planning Project since 2006.

Prior to joining Seattle University School of Law, Ms. Wolf worked in private practice. Her practiced involved litigation, business law, and estate planning. She is a member of the state bars of Washington, California, and Alaska, and is a member of the federal bar in the Western District of Washington.


Three-Day Certificate Program

General Registration (in-person attendance): $695.00

Seattle University Law School Alumni (in-person attendance): $595.00

Live Webcast: $695.00

Current SU School of Law Faculty & Students (Free in-person attendance; based on availability)

Day 3 Only

General Registration (in-person attendance) : $250.00

Seattle University Law School Alumni (in-person attendance) : $225.00

Live Webcast: $250.00

Day 1 & 2 Only

General Registration (in-person attendance) : $500.00

Seattle University Law School Alumni (in-person attendance) : $450.00

Live Webcast: $500.00