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New Health Care Powers of Attorney CLE
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This CLE will review both proposed long-form and proposed short form Powers of Attorney for Health Care. The speakers will discuss applicable Montana and Federal law regulations including: Montana Statutes, Federal statutes, including HIPAA, Montana Supreme Court decisions, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, POLST, recent developments regarding physician Aid in Dying, and competency determination issues.

When: September 9, 2016
9:00 AM
Where: Crowne Plaza - Billings
27 North 27th Street
Billings, Montana  59101
United States
Contact: Meagan Caprara
(406) 447-2206

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New Health Care Powers of Attorney CLE

-Approved for 2.75 Montana CLE Credits 





(Continental Breakfast included)

9:00– 9:05

Welcoming remarks

Chuck Willey

9:05– 9:35

HIPAA Requirements as They Apply to Health Care Powers of Attorney

Megan McCrae

9:35– 10:05

POLST, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, and the Attorney vs. Hospital Providers Role.

Larry Johnson

10:05– 11:00

Proposed Long-Form Health Care Power of Attorney and the Proposed Supplement to the Economic Statutory Short Form.

Chuck Willey

11:05– 11:15


11:15– 11:45

Abbreviated form of Health Care Power of Attorney

Larry Johnson

11:45– Noon

Panel Discussion

All presenters


Who are the Speakers?

LAWRENCE D. JOHNSON,ESQ. is a sole practitioner in Hamilton where his areas of practice
include Trusts and Estates, Health Care, Nonprofit, Business and Real Estate Law. He
received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his Law Degree from
the University of Washington. He clerked for United States District Judge Russell
Smith, 1976 through 1978, and has practiced in Hamilton since 1979. He regularly
speaks on Trusts, Estates and related matters, and served on the committee that
worked on the Montana UTC.

MEGAN D. MCCRAE, ESQ. is an associate with Crowley Fleck, PLLP in the firm’s Billings, Montana office.  Megan regularly advises hospitals, critical access hospitals, federally qualified health centers, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home health and hospice providers, and dental practices on a broad range of operational issues, including HIPAA, compliance with medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, peer review, credentialing and privileging, and federal fraud and abuse rules, including the Stark Law, the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute.  

CHARLES W. (“CHUCK”) WILLEY, ESQ.  Undergraduate degree with honors from Montana State University in 1954; and graduated from the University of Montana School of Law with high honors (1959).  Runner up best oral argument national Moot Court finals during 1st semester 2nd year of law school, 1957; and Editor-in-Chief of the Montana Law Review 1958-1959.  He was law clerk for Judge Walter L. Pope, Chief Judge of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1959-1960.  He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Montana (1959) and California (1960); U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; and U.S. Court of Claims.   Chuck practiced law in California and intermittently in Montana 1960-2001, including more than thirty years of trust and estate practice.  He is listed in the 1st edition, Best Lawyers in America.  He is the author of Montana Real Estate Transactions, published by the State Bar of Montana, and was one of three co-authors of the Montana Probate Forms manual.  He has spoken four times at the Montana Tax Institute, has presented at eleven Montana CLEs, and has held an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell for more than thirty years.  For ten years he was Chair of the State Bar of Montana’s “BETTR” (Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax and Real Estate) Section.  He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Montana School of Law from 2004 through 2012.  In 2015 he was given the George Bousliman Award for Professionalism by the State Bar of Montana.

Where is it located?

The seminar is at the Crowne Plaza, 27 N 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101. 

Rooms have been blocked; please make your RESERVATIONS to get the discount price of $89 + tax.

You may call the hotel at 1-406-252-7400 and reference State Bar of Montana.   


What does it cost? 

PRICE A        for attorneys practicing five years or more and all

                    other non-attorney registrants.

PRICE B         for attorneys practicing under five years and

                    members of the State Bar Paralegal Section.

                 Price A           Price B

              $75               $50

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are 75% if cancellation is 7 days or more before the seminar. Refunds are 50% if cancellation is less than 7 days. No refunds for cancellations on or after the date of the seminar. Upon cancellation, materials will be provided after the seminar, subject to availability.Cancellations or substitutions may be made in writing or by calling 406-447-2206.