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Frequently Asked Questions - General

General Information

What is the American Health Law Association?
The American Health Lawy Association (AHLA) is the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field with more than 13,500 members. AHLA is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of nationally-recognized health lawyers from a wide variety of practice settings and areas of expertise.

Does AHLA have discussion lists? What are the AHLA Communities?
AHLA Communities is home to more than 20 topical discussion lists as well as professional forums (such as the Women's Network, Life Members, and Young Professionals). The discussion lists and forums are open to members and subscribers of AHLA, and use the same login and password as the AHLA website.

Where can I find AHLA on social media?
AHLA has a presence on the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit our social media page for more information on our social media policy, official hashtags, and how to volunteer to be a live tweeter.

Does AHLA have a Job Bank?
AHLA’s Career Center is available to both job seekers and employers, and lists recent and updated opportunities in a variety of settings nationwide.

Does AHLA offer advertising or sponsorship opportunities?
AHLA offers a variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities, as well as exhibition opportunities at in-person programs. For information about sponsorships, contact Valerie Eshleman. For advertising inquiries, contact Samantha Leland.

Does AHLA rent its membership list?
Yes, the AHLA membership list is available for rental for approved uses (subject to the policy below) through INFOCUS Marketing. Download the rate card for more information. Contact INFOCUS Marketing at (800) 708-5478.

Does AHLA help locate attorneys for legal advice?
AHLA is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization and cannot provide referrals or recommendations for attorneys. Contact your local/state bar association for further assistance.

Membership Questions

How do I join or renew my AHLA membership?
It’s easy! You can click the link in the top right of the website (Join Us), or login to your myAHLA account if you already have a username and password. You can also join by calling (202) 833-1100, prompt #2.

How much is membership?
Please visit our Membership Benefits and Pricing page for more information.

Who can join AHLA?
AHLA is the home for all health law professionals! We welcome members such as health lawyers, compliance and privacy officers, finance officers, health care consultants, regulatory professionals, physicians, nurses, CEOs, public health officials, and others interested in health care legal and regulatory issues.

Does attending an AHLA program or webinar automatically make me a member of AHLA?
No. AHLA educational events and distance learning events are separate from AHLA membership (unless otherwise stated).

How long will it take to process my membership application?
Membership applications are processed upon receipt. Once your application is approved, you will receive an emailed receipt and begin having access to members-only content areas. If you join online and your payment has been processed, you will immediately have access to members-only content areas.

Are my membership dues tax deductible?
AHLA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a professional expense.

What do I receive as an AHLA member/what are the member benefits?
Please visit our Membership Benefits and Pricing page for more information.

How do I enroll in a Practice Group?
You must be a current AHLA member to join a Practice Group. You can adjust your Practice Group enrollments during your renewal or by calling us at (202) 833-1100, prompt #2.

Which Practice Groups are right for me?
Practice Groups are composed of members who share a similar work setting or interest in specific areas of health law. Practice Group members are able to increase their level of expertise in and knowledge of health law issues, grow professionally, gain valuable leadership experience, and network with other health lawyers from across the country. Learn more about AHLA's Practice Groups.

What are the benefits of Practice Group enrollments?
Practice Group enrollments offer many benefits including alerts, briefings, bulletins, toolkits, educational webinars, distance learning opportunities, and in-person luncheons. Learn more about AHLA's Practice Groups.

Publications and Periodicals 

How do I submit a proposal to write a publication for AHLA?
Learn more about the various speaking opportunities available on our Volunteer page, under “Call for Authors.”

What is the Health Law Archive?
The Health Law Archive is an online repository that contains approximately 30,000 documents from AHLA’s sources, including in-person program papers and audio, back issues of the Journal of Health & Life Sciences LawAHLA Weekly articles, Practice Group newsletters, member briefings, webinar recordings, magazines, and out-of-print publications. The Archive is available by subscription or member benefit for certain levels of membership. To use the Health Law Archive, simply start a search at the top of any page and then click the Archive tab on the search results page.

What is the Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law? Do I need to pay to access it?
AHLA members receive the Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law, as a member benefit. The Journal provides critical practical information that will help advise your clients in the ever-changing world of health and life sciences law. The Journal is an online publication with an interactive format, allowing users to click through citations, do keyword searches, and view the Journal on mobile devices.

I’m not receiving one of my membership publications, who do I contact?
Use our Contact Form or call us at (202) 833-1100, prompt #2. 

Education (In-Person Events, Distance Learning, Continuing Education)

Where can I find a calendar of upcoming AHLA events?
See a full list of our upcoming in-person programs and webinars.

When is AHLA's Annual Meeting?
AHLA's Annual Meeting and In-House Counsel Program and are held each summer, usually the last week of June.
 
How do I register for an AHLA in-person program, webinar, bootcamp series, or distance learning event?
When you are reading the information about upcoming events such as in-person programs or webinars, you can select "Register Now" to add to the shopping cart. Don’t forget that AHLA members receive discounts on registration.

Where do I find my Continuing Education/CLE certificates from an AHLA event?
AHLA is an approved sponsor for continuing legal education and continuing professional education credits in most states. We apply for other types of professional education credits when appropriate. Each attendee must complete the Continuing Education Credit Request Form distributed at each program and return it to AHLA in order to receive credit. For more information, visit the Continuing Education page. You may then view and print your certificates in your myAHLA profile.
 
How do I submit a proposal to speak at an AHLA event?
Learn more about the various speaking opportunities available on our Call for Speakers page.
 
Do you offer recordings of past events and webinars?
ePrograms of many in-person programs are available for purchase and download in the AHLA Bookstore.
 
How do I access my previously purchased ePrograms, resources, or recordings?
If you have purchased a downloadable resource or eProgram from the AHLA Bookstore, you will see those items in your myAHLA area.