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Immigration Law Update:  Healthcare Response if ICE Comes Calling WEBINAR

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1:00 - 2:00 pm
WEBINAR

$249 MHA Member Rate
$349 Non-member Rate

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Program Overview

Healthcare providers have been and remain committed to caring for all people who come for treatment.  Recent developments in federal immigration and travel policies have created substantial confusion for providers related to ensuring a stable healthcare workforce as well as protecting patient rights to receive medically necessary care.  In addition to the various Presidential Executive Orders relating to border and immigration policies, there are also new enforcement priorities that may impact healthcare operations and clinical practices.

Given the significant impact the new immigration policies will have on accessing care and treatment for many minority populations, the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association asked Leon Rodriguez, Partner with the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw to provide some context as to the current environment and consideration of best practices by healthcare providers.  Leon is the former Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Department of Homeland Security and prior to that was also the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

During this webinar, attendees will learn about following:

1. The current status of immigration policies that are being implemented by the federal agencies;

2. The current legal requirements that must be followed by law enforcement when they come to a healthcare provider's facility/clinic/practice seeking information;

3. considering ways to communicate with employees (current and future) and patients about the changing immigration landscape, including reassuring critical employee/patient populations; and

4. Understanding best practices to prepare for potential enforcement activity, including interactions with ICE and other federal agencies seeking patient or employee information, to understand the perspective of the agents as they are seeking information.


Faculty:
Leon Rodriguez, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Leon Rodriguez provides regulatory, litigation and strategic advisory services to clients in areas including immigration, health care, and government/congressional investigations.
 
Leon served as the most recent director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”)  from 2014 to 2017.  USCIS is responsible for administering all U.S. immigration matters, including the processing of asylum and refugee applications, immigration benefits, and naturalization and visa petitions. In his role as director, Leon oversaw a workforce of 19,000 government employees in 223 offices around the world.
 
Immediately prior to taking the helm at USCIS, Leon served as the director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2011 to 2014, the agency responsible for the enforcement of federal civil rights laws and health information privacy laws (HIPAA/HITECH).

 

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