CSHA is pleased to offer its members a new service — a hearing
officer program designed to provide attorneys involved in peer
review hearings with easy access to information on the identities
and qualifications of potential hearing officers.
With the issue of impartial hearing officers increasingly being
raised given the Haas v. County of San Bernardino (2002)
27 Cal.4th 1017, and Yaqub v. Salinas Valley Memorial
Healthcare (2004) 122 Cal.App.4th 474 cases, CSHA has
established a hearing officer program that helps attorneys
identify potential candidates for selection.
The program consists of:
Maintaining a list of attorneys (with links to each
participant’s resume) who meet certain qualifications for
presiding over peer review hearings; and
Providing training programs and resource materials for
attorneys who wish to be listed as a participant in the hearing
CSHA maintains two lists for hearing officers. To appear on
either list, a person must have certain general qualifications. The Completed
Hearings List is comprised of names of persons who have served as
a hearing officer or been lead counsel in at least five (5)
completed adversarial evidentiary hearings before a peer review
hearing committee (“completed hearings”). The General List is
comprised of names of persons who have not served as a hearing
officer or been lead counsel in at least five completed hearings,
but who have other self-identified relevant experience or
Participation in the program is based on information provided by
the persons listed. CSHA does not verify any information
provided, other than membership in CSHA and participation in
CSHA’s training programs. In addition, CSHA makes no comment or
judgment about a person’s experience, qualifications or
competence as a hearing officer. Users of the lists should
independently verify the foregoing through the website of the
State Bar of California, voir dire, references, and otherwise.
Healthcare law is a rapidly growing field with a wide variety of
career opportunities for new lawyers. Law firms, corporations and
government agencies are eager to hire new lawyers with an
interest in healthcare law.
Opportunities exist in a broad range of practice areas including:
litigation, administrative law, regulatory compliance, hospital
law, human research, intellectual property, Medicare law, mergers
and acquisitions, insurance and managed care, public interest
groups, elder law and government agencies.
Welcome to the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
We know that your health law practice is very important to you.
We are excited to bring you tools that will help you enhance your
practice, including back issues of our journal, California
Health Law News, a job bulletin board and a calendar of
educational events. The Site is an informational resource for
you, and we hope a valuable one.