Atlanta, Ga. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Barry Herrin has been appointed to the North Carolina Bar Association's Medico-Legal Liaison Committee for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Herrin will collaborate with other committee members to promote understanding and cooperation between the bar and the medical profession.
"I look forward to serving the North Carolina Bar Association on this committee and helping foster collaboration between attorneys and health care providers," said Herrin. "I believe the Medico-Legal Guidelines created by this committee are now more critical than ever, as the entire health care industry will be in a state of more rapid change following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
A partner in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Atlanta office, Herrin graduated from Georgia State University with B.A. and J.D. degrees. Herrin's practice is devoted to health care and hospital law and policy, privacy law, and representation of tax-exempt organizations, with emphases in operational and governance issues, transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, health information management issues, and compliance matters. He is a frequent lecturer on medical records confidentiality matters and counsels clients regularly on HIPAA compliance. He has particularized knowledge in several unusual healthcare legal matters, such as involuntary sterilization, court-ordered medical procedures, "right to die" issues, and physician-assisted suicide, among others, which makes him well-suited to serve on this committee.
"Barry's talent and experience in legal and ethical matters confronting the health care industry, combined with his ability to deliver prompt and practical advice to our clients on these matters, will most definitely serve this committee's goal of promoting an understanding and communication between attorneys and medical providers," said Bob Wilson, partner in charge of Smith Moore Leatherwood's health care practice group.
Herrin has been a member of the North Carolina Bar since 2005 (and the Georgia Bar since 1990) and has been involved for many years prior to this appointment with the North Carolina Health Information Management Association, which made him an honorary member in 2010. He has been recognized by Chambers USA for excellence in health care law for the last 4 years and recently received the American College of Healthcare Executives' Senior Executive Regent's Award for his service to the healthcare industry and the community.
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