Miller & Martin attorney Christie Kizer Burbank has been elected to be the vice-chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section for 2013-2014. Ms. Burbank will subsequently serve as the chair of the Health Law Section in 2014-2015.
The Health Law Section works to further the knowledge of its members in federal, state and local health care law. The Section also produces the nationally recognized annual Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Forum, as well as the Health Law Primer, a seminar for attorneys newer to the health law practice.
"I have served on the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section for several years, and it will be an honor to represent this highly respected group of Tennessee health care attorneys in a leadership role over the next two years, when the health care industry is undoubtedly facing its most exciting and challenging of times, “ said Ms. Burbank.
Ms. Burbank concentrates her legal practice exclusively in health care regulatory and transactional law matters for a broad range of health care providers. Specifically, she has experience in health care contract drafting and negotiations, fraud and abuse analyses, physician self referral issues, HIPAA and privacy issues, subpoenas and other requests for patient records, physician group practice and compensation issues, hospital and physician arrangements, physician recruitment issues, medical staff bylaws and credentialing, joint ventures and management relationships, employment, medical director and specialty services agreements, compliance plan development, licensure, certification and accreditation issues, operational and patient care issues, corporate practice of medicine and fee splitting concepts, walk-in clinics, employee health clinics and wellness programs, clinical research issues, and similar matters.
Ms. Burbank has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as a leading Health Care Law attorney for 2012. She also previously led Miller & Martin's Health Care Practice Group in the role of co-chair from 2007-2011. She enjoys serving her health care community in numerous board and committee positions for various health care-related charities and foundations. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Burbank performed clinical, data and laboratory research in the medical fields of neonatology and pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.