Erin Smith Aebel: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Erin Smith Aebel

Partner, Healthcare Practice Co-Administrator
Tampa,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone813.227.2357

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Data Breach
 
University Loyola University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993
 
Law SchoolLoyola University, J.D., cum laude, 1996
 
Admitted1996, Florida; 1997, United States District Court Middle District of Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional and Community Affiliations
•The Florida Bar, Executive Counsel to Health Law Section, 2011-2014
•The Florida Bar, Health Law Certification Committee
•American Diabetes Association Tampa Bay, Chair of Community Leadership Board; Walk Chair for the Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk
•Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Board of Directors
•St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, Board of Directors
•Hillsborough County Bar Health Law Section, past Co-Chair
•Suncoast Health Care Executives, past President

 
LanguagesFrench
 
BornSt. Petersburg, Florida, November 3, 1971
 
Biography

Erin Smith Aebel is board certified as a health law specialist by the Florida Bar. She represents physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in business law and including fraud and abuse, Stark, HIPAA and licensure. Erin also advises on a variety of Florida health law issues including the developing medical marijuana law.

Erin's clients include hospitals, physicians, physician group practices, diagnostic imaging centers, pharmacies, clinical laboratories and medical spas.

Erin regularly advises clients on Stark, fraud and abuse, HIPAA and licensure issues arising from joint ventures, acquisitions and changes of ownership. She regularly prepares and negotiates hospital-related agreements, physician employment agreements, and medical director agreements. Erin is frequently involved in licensure and scope of practice issues for her clients, including physicians, weight loss clinics, medical spas and other providers.

While at Loyola Law School, Erin was the Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review. She was awarded a Phelps Dunbar scholarship and the Warren E. Mouledoux Editor-In-Chief's award for outstanding law review dedication and service.

Erin frequently speaks and writes on health care topics. She has been published in Florida Medical Business and by the American Health Lawyers Association.

Honors
•Tampa Bay Business Journal 2014 Businesswoman of the Year - Legal Services
•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine
•Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2008 - 2014
•Top Lawyer by Tampa Bay Magazine

News Releases
03.30.2015 Erin Smith Aebel Spoke to Tampa Chapter of Professional Association of Physician Office Managers
03.04.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Spoke to University of South Florida Physicians
02.27.2015 Erin Smith Aebel Spoke at Nextech's National Seminar for Health Care Providers
02.06.2015 Erin Smith Aebel Appointed to Board of Directors for The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts
10.29.2014 Shumaker Steps Out
10.21.2014 Erin Smith Aebel Recipient of American Diabetes Association Stop Diabetes SHARE Leadership Award
09.02.2014 Shumaker Launches Law Blog to Highlight Social Media Developments
08.25.2014 Erin Smith Aebel Wins 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award in Legal Services Category
08.11.2014 Southwest Florida American Diabetes Association Recipient of Stop Diabetes GIVE Financial Performance Award
07.23.2014 Erin Smith Aebel Finalist for 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award
06.16.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars
04.21.2014 Erin Smith Aebel Reappointed to Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee
03.25.2014 Wellcare Announces Commitment to American Diabetes Association as Presenting Sponsor of Tampa Bay's 2014 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes
02.26.2014 Erin Smith Aebel Spoke at Tampa General
01.07.2014 Erin Smith Aebel Spoke to USF Physicians
11.04.2013 Tampa Attorney Raises the Bar in Fundraising for Diabetes
09.24.2013 Erin Smith Aebel Holds Seminar on Physician Payments Sunshine Act
09.23.2013 Erin Smith Aebel Discusses The Affordable Care Act
06.13.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
05.28.2013 Erin Smith Aebel Named Co-Chair of Shumaker's Health Law Department
05.22.2013 Erin Smith Aebel Appointed to Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee
04.24.2013 Erin Smith Aebel Selected Chair of Tampa Bay American Diabetes Association Community Leadership Board
03.19.2013 Erin Smith Aebel Presented Webinar for The Florida Bar Health Law Section
02.14.2013 Erin Smith Aebel Spoke on Healthcare Issues
01.23.2013 Shumaker Attorneys Spoke at USF College of Medicine
11.21.2012 Erin Smith Aebel Panelist on Healthcare Reform Discussion
10.09.2012 Erin Smith Aebel Named to American Diabetes Association's Advocacy Attorney Network
09.28.2012 Shumaker Attorneys Receive Awards from The Florida Bar
09.26.2012 Erin Smith Aebel Presents to Tampa Bay Medical Group Management Association
08.08.2012 Shumaker Attorneys Spoke to Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
06.29.2012 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite and Up & Comers
04.04.2012 Erin Smith Aebel Named Walk Chair for the Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk
04.03.2012 Erin Smith Aebel Participates in Panel Discussion
04.02.2012 Erin Smith Aebel Presents Webinar
01.27.2012 Shumaker Attorneys Named to Corporate Counsel's “2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Healthcare”
07.11.2011 Erin Smith Aebel Elected to the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Health Law Section
06.13.2011 Erin Smith Aebel Named Walk Chair for the Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk
03.15.2011 Florida's Diabetes Advocate Erin Smith Aebel Visits Washington, D.C. to Urge Greater Federal Funding in the Effort to Stop Diabetes
02.17.2011 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Speak to University of South Florida Medical Residents
12.15.2010 Erin Smith Aebel has been Appointed to the Community Leadership Board of American Diabetes Association
09.08.2010 Erin Smith Aebel Hosted Lorman Seminar
06.07.2010 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2010 Florida Super Lawyers and 2010 Florida Rising Stars
06.02.2010 Erin Smith Aebel Speaks to University Community Hospital
02.01.2010 Erin Smith Aebel Speaks To Patterson Dental

Publications
08.06.2014 Client Alert - Florida is not Colorado: Health lawyers give you 5 things to consider about medical marijuana.
07.29.2013 Client News Alert: Regarding Physician Payments Sunshine Act
08.16.2012 Pain Management 101: How State and Local Pain Clinic Laws Affect Your Medical Practice
11.01.2010 The Risks and Rewards when Implementing Electronic Medical Records Systems, insights Newsletter
11.20.2007 Florida Board of Medicine Clarifies Surgical Pause Rule, Florida Medical Business, November 20 - December 3, 2007, Vol. 21, No. 22; Hillsborough County Bar Journal
07.01.2006 New Law Regulates Medi Spas, Hillsborough County Bar Journal
04.19.2004 There's More to HIPAA than Just the Privacy Standards, Florida Medical Business
04.01.2004 Compliance With the HIPAA Security Standards, Hillsborough County Bar Journal
08.05.2003 New Law Requires Many Clinics to Become Licensed for First Time: Are You One?, Florida Medical Business
06.01.2003 Regulation of Online Pharmacies, American Health Lawyers Association Topical Insight Series
03.01.2003 Home Health Care Compliance in 2003, American Health Lawyers Association RAP Sheet
02.18.2003 Identifying a Health Care Provider's Business Associates is an Important Step Towards Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Florida Medical Business

Newsletters
04.17.2012 Health Law Client Newsletter - April 2012
04.07.2011 Health Law Client Newsletter - April 2011
04.04.2011 Health Law Client Newsletter - April 2011
11.19.2010 Health Law Client Action Alert - November 2010
Fall 2010 insights Newsletter - Fall 2010
06.03.2010 Medical Practice Action Alert - June 2010
03.30.2010 Health Law Client Action Alert - March 2010
10.20.2008 Health Law Client Action Letter - October 2008
08.18.2008 Health Law Client Newsletter - August 2008
12.10.2007 Health Law Client Action Alert - December 2007
10.24.2007 Health Law Client Action Alert - October 2007
09.11.2007 Health Law Client Newsletter - September 2007
07.06.2007 Health Law Client Newsletter - July 2007

Events
02.27.2015 Patient Privacy Check Up: How to Keep Your Practice Out of HIPAA Hot Water
01.08.2013 Women, Health & Wealth Seminar
06.08.2012 Risk Management in the Digital Age: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Electronic Health Records, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, Palm Beach, Florida
03.13.2012 Health Care Clinic Act and its Licensure Requirements, Presented to the Florida Bar Health Law Section
03.03.2012 Health Care Fraud Prosecutions and the Importance of Compliance Plans, Panelist, Stetson University School of Law
03.22.2011 How to Spot Issues when Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements, Presented to Physicians at Moffitt Cancer Center
03.15.2011 Florida's Diabetes Advocate Erin Smith Aebel Visited Washington, D.C. to Urge Greater Federal Funding in the Effort to Stop Diabetes
02.08.2011 Shumaker Attorneys Speak to University of South Florida Medical Residents
01.27.2011 Legal Issues in Physician Employment Agreements, Presented to the University of South Florida Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmic Residents and Fellows
01.10.2011 Practicing Professionalism: Commitment, Competency and Character, Panelist, Presented to Stetson University College of Law
12.01.2010 Health Care Reform and Provider Regulation, Presented to Health Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association
11.14.2010 Medical Advertising and Medical Directorships, and Scope of Practice Issues for Cosmetics Medical Practices, Presented at joint meeting of Florida Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Florida Society of Otolaryngology
09.29.2010 Drug Manufacturer Reporting Requirements, Mandatory Reporting for Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Informed Consent and Advance Directives, Interactive Seminar Presented to physicians at St. Anthony's Primary Care
06.18.2010 Legal Effect of New Florida Pain Clinic Laws, Presented to physicians, students and instructors at Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa
05.19.2010 Healthcare Reform and Provider Regulation, Presented to University Community Hospital Office Manager's Council
02.26.2010 Compliance Update for Physician Practices, Presented to the University of South Florida Small Business Development Center
01.23.2010 Legal Issues for Dental Practice Start-Ups, Presented to Patterson Dental
10.14.2009 Top 10 Compliance Pitfalls for Physician Practices: A Review of Fundamentals and an Update on Recent Changes, Presented at the Shumaker-hosted Health Law Seminar at Michael's on East, Sarasota, FL
09.02.2009 Florida Legislative Update: Changes to Health Care Licensure Laws and Medicaid, Presented to the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Health Law Section
05.11.2009 Recent Changes to HIPAA Under the HITECH Act and its Effect on Electronic Medical Records, Presented at the Bi-Annual Meeting of the Morton Plant Mease Primary Care 82 physician group
09.26.2008 Health Law Compliance Issues for Bariatric Physicians in Florida, Presented to American Society of Bariatric Physicians
09.11.2008 Stark Law Update, Presented to Tampa Bay Medical Group Management Association
08.23.2008 Legal Issues for Dental Practice Start-Ups
05.15.2008 Recent Florida Supreme Court Opinion Waterman v Buster and its Effect on Physicians and Adverse Medical Incident Documents, Presented to the Tampa Bay Medical Group Management Association
08.10.2007 Legal Issues for Dental Practice Start-Ups, Presented to Patterson Dental
04.30.2007 Employment Contract Negotiations With a Private Practice, Presented to Urologist Fellows at Moffitt Cancer Center
03.15.2007 Health Law Highlights for Physician Practice Managers, Presented to Tampa Bay Medical Group Management Association
01.01.2007 Compliance Requirements Under the Medicaid Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Presented to Suncoast Healthcare Executives
10.25.2006 “Fraud and Abuse Issues for Physicians,” Presented to University of South Florida fellows and residents
04.25.2006 “Cosmetics Medicine Practices and Medi-Spas: Legal Issues and Pitfalls to Avoid,” Presented to Hillsborough County Health Law Section
03.30.2005 “Confidentiality of Medical Records in Florida,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, Florida paper and lecture
05.19.2004 “An Introduction to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and its Use in Litigation,” Presented to the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc., paper and lecture
03.24.2004 “Employment Contracts for Physicians,” Presented to U.S.F. Physician's Group, lecture
12.01.2003 “Essentials for Safeguarding Personal Health Information Using the HIPAA Security Standards,” National Business Institute, paper and lecture
09.01.2003 “Complying with the New HIPAA Standards: What Florida Paralegals Need to Know,” National Business Institute, paper and lecture
08.19.2003 “Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, Florida, paper and lecture
04.01.2003 “Legal Issues for Physicians Joining a Private Practice,” Tampa General Hospital, lecture
10.01.2002 “Information Quarantine: HIPAA Compliance for Employers,” paper and lecture

 
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Internet Startups: Beware of Being a Money Transmitter
Erin Smith Aebel,Cheri A. Budzynski,Douglas A. Cherry,Regina M. Joseph,Mechelle Zarou, January 10, 2015
So, you’ve got a great idea. Social media platforms are all about finding new solutions for old inefficiencies. And what’s more efficient than serving as a platform for an account holder to obtain a single cash payment in exchange for virtual currency he/she/it has received through...

Social Media Policies Revisited: The Facebook “Like” As Protected Activity
Erin Smith Aebel,Cheri A. Budzynski,James R. Carnes,Douglas A. Cherry,Mechelle Zarou, January 10, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continues to expand its reach beyond its traditional role involving unionized workforces. In particular, the NLRB has continued an aggressive campaign begun in 2011 to crackdown on all employer policies governing social media, electronic...

Florida Is Not Colorado: Health Lawyers Give You 5 Things to Consider About Medical Marijuana
Erin Smith Aebel,Rachel B. Goodman, August 12, 2014
If voters pass Amendment 2 in November, the use of marijuana will be permitted for certain medical purposes. As a result, the Florida legislature and regulatory agencies will be charged with developing statutes and regulations that create a new type of health care provider and that alter the...


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