VA Bar Association Aiding Members
To best support our member clinics, the VAFCC has partnered with the Health Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) to provide pro bono legal services to our member free and charitable clinics. Initiated back in 2020, this partnership has resulted in several member clinics receiving high-quality legal counsel on a myriad of topics from by-laws to HIPAA compliance to laws pertaining to pharmacy pricing and advertising.
For much of the work Jon Joseph has taken point, serving as the lead of the Health Law Section Council. “As health lawyers who support those that provide health care to our community, providing pro bono services to Virginia's free and charitable clinics that care for the neediest is a truly a rewarding way to use our legal skills,” Jon shared.
With his assistance and others from the VBA, VAFCC member clinics have been able to receive quality counsel at no cost, allowing them to focus on providing top notch patient care to uninsured and underinsured Virginians most in need, including the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic.
“I would like to thank Jon Joseph and Lauren Fisher White for their pro bono legal assistance. Jon performed a legal review of our patient consent document to ensure that it was appropriate for Medicaid as well as uninsured patients while Lauren provided valuable assistance with a human resources issue. We appreciated their timeliness, professionalism, and guidance. Funding legal counsel is a huge challenge in a budget that is already stretched thin. We are truly grateful to Jon, Lauren, and the Virginia Bar Association for helping us to be legally compliant while enabling more of our limited funds to be directed to patient care,” Arlene Armentor, Executive Director