The Supreme Court Dobbs Decision

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The Supreme Court Dobbs Decision
Join us for an interactive town hall with SCHA corporate sponsor, K&L Gates.
Thursday, September 15 | 12:30-1:45 pm | Zoom


SCHA has partnered with thought leaders from K&L Gates, SCHA corporate sponsor, to provide an overview of the recent Supreme Court decision, implications for healthcare organizations and providers, and an interactive discussion of next steps.

The town hall will feature:

  • Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: an explanation of the Supreme Court decision and implications for hospitals and health systems
  • National trends in state abortion laws
  • South Carolina abortion laws: current legislative activity, an explanation of current law, and what to expect in the short term
    • What activity does the law prohibit or permit?
    • Who is governed by the law?
    • What penalties can be imposed, and against whom?
    • What does the law mean practically for institutional and individual health care providers, including its impact on operations, risk management, and recruitment?
    • Impact of federal laws


Gina Bertolini is a partner in the Research Triangle Park officer and concentrates her practice exclusively on health law; primarily representing academic medical centers, hospitals, and health systems. She counsels senior health system and academic medical center leadership on a variety of governance, transactional, operational, and regulatory matters. In this context, she advises hospital, health system, and academic medical center clients on a multitude of legal matters, including state and federal regulatory affairs, such as federal Stark and anti-kickback statutes, EMTALA, HIPAA, and the Affordable Care Act.

Stephen Bittinger is a partner in the firm’s Charleston and Washington, DC offices. He is a member of the health care/FDA practice group. Stephen focuses his practice on health care reimbursement compliance, defense and litigation, with an emphasis on government and private payer disputes on behalf of providers, suppliers, and manufacturers involved in the U.S. health care system nationally and from abroad. He has extensive experience representing large provider groups, home health agencies, medical facilities, ancillary service providers, medical labs, revenue cycle management companies, and drug and device manufacturers in matters including Medicare and Medicaid audits, private payer audits, federal regulatory termination and exclusion proceedings, False Claims Act defense, and health care revenue disputes. Stephen is one of the leading attorneys in the country on the law regarding the use of statistical sampling and extrapolation in the review and analysis of health care claims. He has served as an expert witness regarding federal reimbursement law in civil and criminal proceedings. Stephen has represented many providers with federal agency matters, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Program Integrity (CPI), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), and Health Care Fraud division of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Steven Pine is a partner in the firm’s health care practice group. He concentrates his practice on the intersection of health law compliance and dispute resolution, primarily representing public and private academic medical centers, hospitals, and health systems. His areas of focus include certificate of need contested cases; governmental and nongovernmental payment and reimbursement; health privacy; HIPAA and Common Rule research compliance; clinically integrated network (CIN) formation; alternative payment models and value-based reimbursement; federal False Claims Act litigation; administrative reconsiderations, reviews and appeals (e.g., EMTALA QIO hearings, RAC appeals and hearings, UPIC/ZPIC appeals); and Affordable Care Act compliance.

Steven joined K&L Gates as a summer associate in 2011. Prior to attending law school, Steven was a commercial real estate broker with a regional land development company.
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