Lea H. Lockhart of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. to Speak at Knowledge Congress
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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a major litigation risk for companies, hospitals, and health care providers who use text messages, artificial or pre-recorded voice messages and other automated dialing technologies to reach customers and patients. Hundreds of class action lawsuits have been filed in recent years seeking damages that amount to millions of dollars in TCPA violations, with the largest TCPA settlement to date reaching upwards of $32 million. New regulations remove key exemptions that previously served as safeguards against TCPA liability. In response, companies need to revise their practices, and hospitals and health care providers need to revise hospital admission forms, to avoid liability and potentially catastrophic penalties under the TCPA.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) final regulations requiring prior express written consent for autodialed telemarketing calls to cell phones and pre-recorded telemarketing messages under the TCPA went into effect on October 16, 2013.
With these latest FCC actions in mind, telecommunication companies, mobile engagement providers, mobile marketers as well as any company that engages in mobile marketing campaigns face considerable challenges in creating and implementing effective TCPA compliance guidelines and TCPA compliant marketing programs.
In a two-hour live webcast, the Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of distinguished thought leaders and practitioners to help companies who engage in mobile marketing and various other types of mobile communications understand new compliance guidelines to prevent their businesses from falling into the pitfalls of FCC actions and the extremely costly class action litigation.
Some of the key areas addressed in this webcast:
· TCPA: an Overview of New Regulations
· What Calls Are Affected?
· What Is an Automatic Telephone Dialing System?
· What Is Express Written Consent?
· What If There Is an Existing Business Relationship?
· Are There Any Exceptions?
· What Are the Penalties for Noncompliance?
· New Regulations Already in Effect
· Compliance and Best Practices
· TCPA Litigation Trends and Risks
About Lea Lockhart
Lea Lockhart practices in the area of health care law with a focus on health information technology, general business transactions and services, privacy and security and electronic health records. Prior to joining Hall Render, Lea graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and earned a Master of Health Administration from Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice. She completed a fellowship at Saint Louis University Hospital and assisted the hospital in researching business and transactional matters, such as physician arrangements, hospital and physician liability, certification and licensure issues and medical staff matters and credentialing. Lea was also a lead editor for the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy and interned at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
About Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman is a national health law firm with offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin. The firm provides organizations in the highly regulated health care industry with full service legal representation. With more than 160 attorneys, Hall Render represents over 500 health care organizations, including hospitals and health systems, physician practices, life sciences firms and nonprofit organizations. Hall Render focuses its practice in health law and is recognized as one of the nation's preeminent health law firms.
To learn more about Lea H. Lockhart and Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. please visit: www.hallrender.com
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
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