Attorneys who focus on health law can become board certified. The certification program is managed by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
For purposes of the board certification program for attorneys in Texas, the term "health law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with federal, state, and local law, rules and regulations, and other jurisprudence affecting the health care industry and health care patients.
According to TBLs's Standards for Attorney Certification and the Specific Area Requirements, the specialty area of health law "primarily deals with the operational, regulatory, and transactional legal issues arising from the application of these laws, rules, and regulations to patients, health care providers, health care vendors, and entities which pay for health care services, including without limitation, the relationships among providers, payors, vendors, and patients in the health care industry; and delivery of health care services."
Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board-certified health law specialists in Texas along with a broader directory of board certified and non-certified lawyers. Although not all qualified health law attorneys are board-certified, attorneys who have earned their status as certified specialists have taken the extra step of submitting to evaluation.
Lawyer Legion is the only commercial lawyer directory to properly acknowledge all ABA-accredited specialization programs and provide a dynamic directory of virtually every lawyer who has earned each certification.
Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board-certified specialists in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Start by choosing your county from the list below.
To become board certified in health law, the attorney must show substantial involvement and special competence in Texas health law.
The attorney must show that a minimum of 35% of his or her time is spent practicing health law in Texas during each year of the 3 years immediately preceding application.
The attorney must show specific tasks he or she has performed in Texas health law. When evaluating experience, TBLS may take into consideration the nature, complexity, and duration of the tasks handled by the attorney.
The attorney must have handled as lead counsel or in a primary capacity, several of the categories listed below in order to sufficiently demonstrate expertise in Texas health law within the 3 years immediately preceding application by performing the following tasks:
Health care law topics include:
To become board certified in health law, the attorney must have handled as lead counsel or in a primary capacity, several of the categories listed below in order to sufficiently demonstrate an expertise in Texas health law within the 3 years immediately preceding application by:
According to Section XVI of Part II of the TBLS standards for attorney certification, the term "health law" is defined as: