Updated: March 13, 2018

Health Law Section

The WSBA's Health Law Section facilitates learning and relationship development to support the practice of health law attorneys. The section is a valuable and trusted resource for:

  • Providing regular educational opportunities, including CLE seminars and notices of important developments in health law.

  • Contributing to valuable relationships among health law practitioners and opportunities to develop health law practices.

  • Providing general information relating to healthcare law.

In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the WSBA.

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Become a Section Leader: Nomination Application for Section Executive Committee Positions Open Now!

WSBA Sections provide professional development, education and community through CLEs, events, newsletters, list serve forums and active involvement with the state legislature. Each section is run by a group of volunteers who are elected to serve on the executive committee. Many find leading a section to be a rewarding experience because of the leadership growth, professional development, firsthand experience with the legislative process, and the collegiality it offers. Executive committee discussions are productive and challenging, offering a unique opportunity to work with other legal professionals (even opposing counsel) in a goal-orientated setting that benefits WSBA members and the greater legal community.

The Health Law Section is seeking to fill positions on the Section Executive Committee. If interested, please review the below information and log-in to your MyWSBA profile, select My Profile, and finally select ‘Apply for a Section Executive Committee’ to complete the nomination application. A candidate statement and/or resume may be requested on the application.

Application Information
Nomination Applications Open: Friday, March 1, 2018
Nomination Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

Current Health Law Section members and WSBA members that are Active, Judicial, Emeritus, House Counsel, Professors, or Military Lawyers may apply to serve on the Section Executive Committee

Open Positions & Terms
For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws.

  • Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • 1st Vice Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • 2nd Vice Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct.1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • At-Large Members (three open positions): one-year terms beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2021

Alternate Nomination Process

Per WSBA Bylaws, Sections also have alternate nominations processes, should you miss the deadline to apply online. For the Health Law Section, anyone eligible under the bylaws can nominate themselves.  People approved by the nominating committee will be so noted on the ballot. 

Election Information
Section Executive Committee elections will begin on or around May 1, 2018 and be conducted electronically.

Questions? Want to Learn More?
Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.

Watch Now!

Sept. 21 Lunch-Hour Webinar: Health Care Contracting Toolkit: Best Practices & Three Key Tenets of Defensibility. Recording is not eligible for CLE credit. 

Executive Committee

ChairLee Kuo
1st Vice ChairGerald Tarutis
2nd Vice Chair: Elizabeth Rene
TreasurerLuke Campbell
SecretaryMorgan Gabse
Immediate Past ChairLeanne Park 
Young Lawyer LiaisonPhilip Paine* (2017-2019)
BOG LiaisonRajeev Majumdar*

At-Large Members

Michael Farrell
James Gayton
Seth Rosenberg


Section Outreach Committee

John Christiansen*

Professional Licensing Committee

Gerald Tarutis

Education Committee 

Nabil Istafanous*
Sumona Das Gupta*
Susan Matt*
Thomas H. Grimm*

Membership Committee

Laura Cacek*
Robert R. King*
John Christiansen*

Legislative Committee

Katie Kolan*
Zosia Stanley*

Communications Committee

Morgan Gabse
Lee Kuo

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

To join the section list serve and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. To post on the section's list serve, visit our list serve instructions page. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the section directly.