If you are attending the SLA conference this year, do join us for the Legal Community's events, starting with a BYO lunch on Thursday May 18 and grab & go breakfast on Friday May 19. Tables will have signs for each community - can't wait to see you there!VISIT US AT MAIN STREET SLAThe SLA Legal Community plans to have a table on Main Street so stop by to grab some swag and leave a business card to win exciting prizes!
UPCOMING EDUCATION SESSIONSWhat's New & Exciting in Health Data Privacy LawSpeaker: Sarah Pappas at Bloomberg Industry GroupSession: SLA Education Session 21Date: Thursday May 18, 2023Time: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PMDescription: This session will cover emerging issues in health data privacy law, including post-Dobbs privacy considerations, new and potential state privacy laws, and the implementation of interoperability regulations for HIPAA covered entities. It will also explore hot button topics like the intersection of telemedicine and health data privacy, and artificial intelligence in healthcare.
When industrial standards become law: the use of incorporation by reference in federal and state regulations (Co-sponsored with Engineering Community)Speakers:Bobbi Weaver, Foreign & International Law Reference Librarian/Adjunct Law Professor, California Western School of LawAlan Stout, U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air QualityLeena Lalwani, Associate Director HS-STEM/Engineering Librarian, Art, Architecture and Engineering Library at the University of MichiganDate: Fri., May 19Time: 11:15-12:00 PMDescription: Incorporation by reference is a way for agencies to streamline the regulation process by adopting other rules or standards rather than rewriting them in regulations. The Code of Federal Regulations is published online and free to the public. Incorporation by reference is also used in state regulations. Michigan uses the term "adoption by reference" in its regulations. For example, Michigan regulations on ground water quality and well construction adopt by reference several industrial standards. (See, Mich. Admin. Code R 325.1610). Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations is comprised of various copyright-protected building standards. But, what happens when agencies do not write the regulations and incorporate copyright-protected industrial standards instead? The standards are available at centralized locations in the Washington, DC area (for federal regulations) or state capitals, but members of the public outside of these areas may have to resort to purchasing these standards which have become part of federal and law. This program will look at the role of the information professional in facilitating access to these standards that have become part of our laws.