2016 Correctional Health Care Industry Attendance

Written by: Beth Boone, Esq.

Hall Booth Smith, PC (HBS) proudly participated in several national correctional and correctional health care conferences in 2016, including exhibiting at the American Correctional Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 2016, and the ACA’s Congress of Correction in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2016. Additionally, HBS attended and exhibited at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s Spring Conference at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, in April 2016. Just as these organizations are committed to improving practices in the delivery and quality of health care in correctional settings, HBS serves to achieve excellence by providing the highest quality legal representation its clients, including industry-specific participation and knowledge in the correctional and correctional health care arena.

At HBS, we understand the liability implications created by correctional health care regulations, mandates, and legal standards. Handling correctional health care cases requires a unique understanding of this particular area of law. Cases involving an inmate’s medical treatment are layered with little-known rules, procedures, requirements, and defenses that can only be identified by attorneys possessing the specialized knowledge and experience necessary to properly handle claims against correctional health care practitioners. Our attorneys have successfully settled and litigated numerous cases involving lawsuits brought by inmates and represented correctional health care companies on a number of other issues, including related to regulatory compliance. Our experience brings superior knowledge and skill to all correctional health care companies and practitioners. Our dedicated team of professionals committed to the correctional health care industry strive to stay up to date on changes, trends, and developments in the law as it specifically relates to correctional health care issues. We have a consistent track record for our clients to identify legal issues surrounding a claim immediately upon review, which allows us to be proactive in the defense of our clients. Within the correctional health care community, we are currently engaged in:

• Litigation of lawsuits filed by or on behalf of inmates, including representation of correctional workers, public officials and correctional health care workers;
• Advice to clients regarding regulatory compliance with both Federal and State law;
• Risk management assessments related to policies and institutional operations;
• Representation of correctional health care companies and practitioners on issues related to licensure or certification; and,
• Presentation of seminars and continuing education programs specifically designed for correctional and correctional health care employees.

Established in 1989, HBS is a full-service law firm with twelve regional offices strategically located throughout Georgia, as well as offices in Birmingham, Alabama, North Palm Beach, Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. Experienced across a wide range of legal disciplines, HBS prides itself on providing knowledgeable, proactive, client-specific counsel to individuals, domestic and international corporations, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. At HBS we possess the legal knowledge, skill and experience to meet our clients’ needs wherever they do business.