Sheryl Tatar Dacso, partner in Seyfarth's Corporate department and member of the Health Care, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals industry group, will co-present a session, “Medical-Legal Partnership & COVID-19: Law as Health Care in a Pandemic,” on March 12, 2021, during the ABA Health Law Section’s annual Emerging Issues Conference.
Massive resources were deployed toward the modification of laws and policies outside the traditional boundaries of health law in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical-legal partnerships (MLP), which embed attorneys into the delivery of health care to remediate health-harming legal needs, were uniquely positioned to incorporate competency in the ever-evolving landscape of “nonhealth” health law into the delivery of a health care system that also was rapidly adapting to the realities of the pandemic. During this program, presenters will explore what MLP is as well as lessons learned when legal practitioners of this area of health law join health care practitioners in addressing the impact of COVID on health care and health disparities. Click here for more information and to register.