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Charles Bond has over 40 years of experience in healthcare.  He began his legal career as one of the lawyers representing the California Medical Association that wrote MICRA. These malpractice reforms enacted in California now serve as the national model in the current debate. He has been immersed in healthcare ever since and frequently has been involved in cutting edge, major policy issues.  He has written and lectured nationally on medical, legal and socioeconomic topics and is frequently called upon for his expertise in these areas.

Mr. Bond and his firm specialize in representing physicians in all aspects of their practice and professional life, as well as medical groups and physician organizations. He has authored numerous articles, monographs, and chapters on the legal and practical aspects of practicing medicine, including AMA’s first book on employment contracts and CMA’s first book on the sale of medical practices. For many years, he taught AMA’s courses on “Setting Up Your Own Practice” and through his ongoing work with physicians he has remained intimately with the pragmatic aspects of medical practice.

Having published and lectured widely on the subject for both medical and legal audiences, Mr. Bond is a nationally-known expert on medical staff law. He was one of the lawyers who represented the medical staff in Ventura, California in the landmark litigation establishing the independence of the medical staff. Mr. Bond has also represented medical staffs across the country and authored Model Medical Staff Bylaws for the Tennessee Medical Association, the Washington State Medical Association, and the Florida Medical Association. 

Mr. Bond is a leading expert on hospital/physician contracts and is a featured speaker at AMA and American College of Surgeons meetings on the topic. He has addressed the California Society Healthcare Attorneys on the subject of Accountable Care Organizations and has been a consultant for the country’s largest physician-driven ACO. He provides his consulting services through Accountable Care Management Services, Inc. (“ACMSI”). He and ACMSI are long-time members of the Medical Group Managers Association.

Mr. Bond has lectured and written on all aspects of physicians and the law, and often serves as an expert witness on questions pertaining to the profession of medicine. Additionally, he has been published on topics such as health policy, managed care strategies, medical staff law, physician employment contracts, call contracts, and the legal aspects of asthma and pain management. His career has touched virtually all aspects of law and policy for doctors and patients. He has lectured at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the School of Public Health, Hastings College of Law, Chapman University, Tulane School of Law and Medical School, and has addressed hundreds of physicians in meetings from Bangkok to London to Paris, and throughout the United States.

Mr. Bond is a peer-elected member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is also a member of the California Academy of Attorneys for Healthcare Providers, the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, and other healthcare-focused organizations. He and his firm have received Martindale-Hubbell’s “Bar Register of AV Preeminent Lawyers.” This rating is awarded to fewer than 8% of all law firms in the nation and is considered the gold standard in attorney ratings. He is a graduate of Duke University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

MAJOR PRESENTATIONS 

  • American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE), Live Webinar, July 30, 2013. “Reform School: The Affordable Care Act and Survival Strategies for Physicians and Medical Societies”.
  • 2013 New Medical Executives Institute, Chicago, IL, June 26, 2013. “Physician Advocacy in the Age of Health Reform:  Redesigning Medical Societies to Become Catalysts For Change”.
  • 24th Annual Anti-Fraud Training Conference, Monterey, CA, March 27-29, 2013. “Fraud: Catching the Hidden Health Care Thief.”
  • Chapman University Nexus Journal of Law and Policy Symposium, Orange, CA, October 19, 2012.  “Bond’s Secret Agents of Change, Doctors’ Dilemma – Surviving Healthcare Reform.”
  • J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference, Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, August 18, 2012. “Getting to yes: Why You Need an Experienced Contract Negotiator on Your Team.”
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, “ACOs and the Medical Staff of the Future”, Monterey, CA, April 20, 2012.
  • American College of Surgeons Annual Session, “The Medical Professional – Death or Resurrection?”, San Francisco, October 26, 2011.
  • J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference, Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, October 22, 2011. “Getting to yes: Why You Need an Experienced Contract Negotiator on Your Team.”
  • Mississippi State Medical Association Annual Session Medical Affairs Forum Speech, Natchez, Mississippi, June 5, 2010.
  • Golden Gate Breakfast Club, San Francisco, California, January 27, 2010. “To Health in a Hand Basket.”
  • Physician Group, Yakima, Washington, November 30 2009. “Saving Medicine: A Community Based Strategy for Patients and Physicians.”
  • Physician Group, Helena, Montana, December 1, 2009. “Saving Medicine: A Community Based Strategy for Patients and Physicians.”
  • The Patient-Physician Alliance, Pleasanton, California, October- November,  2009. Leadership Seminar Series (four lectures on physician leadership, “followship” i.e. working together, patient alliance, strategies)
  • J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference, Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C., Baltimore, Maryland, October 24 2009. “Getting to yes: Why You Need an Experienced Contract Negotiator on Your Team.”
  • 15th Annual J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference, Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 2009, “Getting to Yes: Why You Need an Experienced Contract Negotiator on Your Team.”
  • Governing Council of Organized Medical Staff Section of the American Medical Association, June 12, 2009, “Important Contract Considerations for Physicians When Considering Employment.”
  • Washington State Medical Association, Chelan, Washington, May 16, 2009. “Can 600,000 Lemmings Be Wrong? How Doctors Are Giving Away Their Pay Power and Profession.”
  • Governing Council of Organized Medical Staff Section of the American Medical Association, November 6, 2008. “Doctor Heal Thyself: A Strategy For Saving The Medical Profession And, With It, Organized Medicine.”
  • Okefenokee Medical Society Meeting, Waycross, Georgia, October 27, 2008. “Can 600,000 Lemmings Be Wrong? How Doctors Are Giving Away Their Pay Power and Profession.”
  • American Society of Medical Association Counsel Fall Meeting 2008, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, September 13, 2008. “Doctor Heal Thyself: A Strategy For Saving The Medical Profession And, With It, Organized Medicine.”
  • 14th Annual J-1/H-B Foreign Physicians Immigration Conference, Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C., Chicago, Illinois September 2008, “Negotiating Your Employment Contract”
  • Southern Medical Association Annual Scientific Assembly, Advances in Medicine 2008, Nashville, Tennessee, August 8, 2008.  “Can 600,000 Lemmings Be Wrong? How Doctors Are Giving Away Their Pay Power and Profession and What Can Be Done About It.”
  • 13th Annual J-1/H-B Foreign Physicians Immigration Conference, Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C., Miami, Florida March 2008, “Negotiating Your Employment Contract”
  • 12th Annual J-1/H-1B Foreign Physician Immigration Conference, Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 2007, “Negotiating Your Employment Contract”
  • Integrated Behavioral Health Learning Session, Community Clinic Consortium, Walnut Creek, California 2007, “A Survey of the Law Relating to Mental Health Records”
  • Health Care Fraud 2005, American Bar Association, Palm Springs, California, 2005, “The Capital Conundrum: The Regulatory Role In Health Care Reform”
  • Redwoods Conference Center, Mill Valley, California, December 2003, “The New Medicare Legislation"
  • California Medical Association 7th Annual Leadership Academy, La Quinta, California, November 2003, “Medical Staff Self-Governance”
  • Macy Foundation, New York, New York,  November 2003, “Quality of Care in Physician Offices”
  • The Center for Practical Health Reform, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2003, “Development of a National Networking Strategy for the Center for Practical Health Reform”
  • Governor’s Select Task Force on Healthcare Professional Liability Insurance, Miami, Florida, November 2002, “Success!  A Generation of Experience with California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA)”
  • NORCAP Educational Forum, San Francisco, California, December 2001, “Legal Reporting Requirements and Unanticipated Outcomes for Doctors”
  • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, March 2001, “New Laws Affecting Physicians”
  • American Society of Medical Associates Counsel, Phoenix, Arizona, September 1999, “Up From the Ashes:  Empowering Physicians in the New Millennium”
  • American Society of Medical Association Counsel, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 1999, “The Alternative—A Physician Dominated Future”
  • California Academy of Attorneys for Healthcare Professionals, San Diego, California, August 1999, Summary Suspension and Hospital Peer Review”
  • American Association of Family Practitioners, San Francisco, California, September 1998, “Contract Analysis and Negotiation”
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Society National Meeting, Seattle, Washington, August 1998, “Liable?  I Wasn’t Even There! Professional Liability Over the Internet”
  • Fish Memorial Hospital, Deland, Florida, April 1998, “They’re Turning Healthcare Upside Down:  How to Survive and Thrive in the Midst of the Largest Corporation Reorganization in the History of America”
  • Northern Alabama Physicians, Huntsville, Alabama, 1995:  "The Physician's Winning Strategy"
  • Beacon Medical Group, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995:  “Strategic Planning Seminar”
  • National Health Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, 1994:  "The State of the Corporate Practice of Medicine Rule" presented for California Medical Association General Counsel
  • Hartford, Connecticut Patient-Physician Alliance, August, 1994:  "Physicians' Guide to the Future" Seminar
  • American Medical Association Board of Trustees, San Francisco, California, 1994:  "The MSO Strategy" University of California, Regents' Scholars Lecture, Davis, California, 1992-Present:  "The History of Medical Law: From Hamurrabi to Hillary”
  • National Health Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, 1993:  Medical Staff Issues: "Credentialing Issues for Physicians and Their Attorneys: Basic and Advanced” (two presentations)
  • Television Interview for the Health Network, National Network, 1993:  "Managed Care"
  • California Medical Association, Hospital Medical Staff Section, Anaheim, California, 1993: "Physician Empowerment: Alternatives to a Hospital Dominated Future”
  • National Health Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, 1992:  Medical Staff Issues: "Peer Review Proceedings"
  • University of California, Berkeley, Health and Medical Apprenticeship Program, 1989-1992:  "Annual Medical Malpractice Debate”
  • University of California, Berkeley, Health and Medical Apprenticeship Program, 1991:  "Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine”
  • International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 1990:  "AIDS and HIV Positive Physicians"
  • California Medical Association Executive Committee, Millbrae, California, 1985:  "No Fault Malpractice   Insurance—A Modest Proposal”
  • National Health Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C., 1982:  "Hospital-Physician Contracts"
  • American College of Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1978:  "Malpractice Reform"
  • American College of Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1977: “17th International Conference on Legal Medicine”
  • Over 100 additional presentations and seminars given throughout the United States regarding the relationship of physicians, medical groups, MSO’s and managed care, antitrust, physician unity, self-determination, economic changes within healthcare, and healthcare reform.

MEDICAL STAFF PRESENTATIONS

  • Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, New Jersey, October 2012
  • Florida Neurological Society, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, February 2008
  • Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Delaware, December 2007
  • St. Luke’s at Wood River, Ketchum, Idaho, November 2007
  • Moreno Valley Community Hospital, Moreno Valley, California, May 16, 2007
  • Campbell County Medical Association, Gillette, Wyoming, April 11, 2007
  • Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, Florida, March 17, 2007
  • Marin General Hospital, Novato, California, December 18, 2006
  • San Bernardino Community Hospital, San Bernardino, California, December 12, 2006
  • Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center, Fort Myers, Florida, December 7, 2006
  • Saint Louise Regional Hospital, Gilroy, California, June 15, 2006
   

PUBLICATIONS

Articles and Bylaws 

  •  “Reform School: Smart Physician Survival Strategies within the Affordable Care Act.” Chicago Medical Magazine, June 2013.
  • “Building A Foundation For Excellence,” Florida Medical Magazine, Spring 2010.
  • “Florida Model Medical Staff Bylaws,” Florida Medical Association, March 2010.
  • “Washington State Model Medical Staff Bylaws,” Washington State Medical Association, May 2009.
  • “Tennessee Model Medical Staff Bylaws,” Tennessee Medical Association, October 2008.
  • “Survive and Thrive! The Physicians’ Advocates Manual for Incorporated and Unincorporated Medical Staffs,” August 2007.
  • “Training The ‘Helpless’ Physician,” http://medgenmed.medscape.com/viewarticle/561725 September 2007.
  • “Sham Peer Review,” www.medgenmed.com November 2005.
  • “Defining Health Care: The Necessary Foundation of Any Health Policy,” In Publication, Spring 2010.
  • “The War is On: Why Your Medical Staff Needs to Incorporate and Obtain its Own Independent Counsel”, www.medscape.com, Winter 2004.
  • “Up From The Ashes”, California Physician Magazine, Fall 1999.
  • “The Alternative—A Physician-Dominated Future: What We Have Learned About MSO’s and PPM’s,” California Physicians Legal Handbook, January, 2004.  Available at www.cmanet.org., CMA-On Call, Doc. #0234 (MSO’s & PPO’s).
  • “California Business and Professions Code Section 805 Reporting Issues: Responses From Three Perspectives,” California Health Law News, Summer 1997
  • "Are You Going to Be a Casualty or a Leader of the Health Care Revolution?," Family Practice Management, July/August 1996.
  • "Strategic Use of MSO's," California MGMA “Snapshot,” July, 1997 and Cincinnati Medicine, Winter 1994.
  • "A Primer on Credentialing for Physicians and Their Attorneys," National Health Lawyers Association, November 1993.
  • "A Discussion of Advanced Credentialing Issues for Physicians and Their Attorneys," National Health Lawyers Association, November 1993.
  • "Just What the Doctors Ordered", San Francisco Business Times, August 13-19, 1993.
  • "Pro-Physician MSO's: A Winning Managed Care Strategy," HealthSpan, July/August 1993.
  • "A Physician-Friendly Strategy for Hospital Success," [pre-publication of above] HealthSpan, 1993.
  • "Antitrust in Physician Groups," San Francisco Medicine, July 1993.
  • "An Alternative to Hospital-Dominated Groups," California Physician, April 1993.
  • "Representing Physicians in Disciplinary Peer Review Proceedings," National Health Lawyers, November 1992.
  • "Steps in Representing Physicians in A Peer Review Disciplinary Action," National Health Lawyers, November 1992.
  • "Creative Contracting and Competition: An Antitrust Analysis," San Francisco Medicine, May 1985.
  • "Medical Adversity Insurance: A Modest Proposal," California Physician, August 1985.
  • "You and the Bare Physician," Resident and Staff Physician, April 1982.
  • "Malpractice and Discipline," San Francisco Medicine, January 1981.
  • "Can You Afford to Burn Up Your Malpractice Policy?,” Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, May 1978.
  • "The Truth about Malpractice Arbitration," Private Practice, April 1977.
  • "Arbitration for Physicians in Private Practice," California Medical Association, 1975.
  • "Loss of Professional Liability Insurance:  Interruption or Termination of Medical Practice" California Medical Association, 1975.
  • "Insolvency Planning," California Medical Association, 1975.
  • "Enforcing California's False Advertising Law:  A Guide to Adjudication," 25 Hast. L. J. 1105, 1974.

Books and Chapters 

  • “Asthma and the Law” Bronchial Asthma, 2010
  • “Asthma and the Law” Bronchial Asthma, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, published by Humana Press, 2006
  • “Annotated Model Physician Employment Agreement,” published by American Medical Association, 2000
  • “Legal Issues In Asthma:  Asthma and the Law” Asthma Management Handbook, from University of California at Davis 1999, 2005
  • “Legal Issues in Pain Management: Walking the Tightrope Between Legal Restrictions and Medical Ethics,” Pain Management Handbook, 1998
  • "Medical Malpractice:  Handling Internal Medicine Cases," Annual Update, 1993.
  • "Medical Malpractice:  Handling Internal Medicine Cases," Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, Inc., September 1992 (Co-author with Alvin Lee Block, M.D., J.D.)

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Lecturer, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley — Health Law
  • Guest Lecturer, University of California School of Public Health
  • Associate Director of University Regents' Scholars Program in History of Medicine, University of California at Davis
  • National Advisory Board Member, University of California at Davis–NIH Center for Asthma, Allergies, and Immunology
  • Guest Lecturer, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Guest Lecturer, Tulane University Law School

APPELLATE ACTIVITY

  • Lead appellate counsel in scores of cases before the higher courts, including the United States and California Supreme Courts, as well as author of many friend-of-the-court briefs.
  • The following is a list of published opinions in which Mr. Bond appeared:
    • Sun v. Taiwan, 201 F.3d, 1105 (9th Cir.) Feb. 3, 2000
    • N.N.V. v. American Association of Blood Banks, 75 Cal.App. 4th 1358 (Cal.App.4 Dist. Oct. 28, 1999)
    • Taiwan v. United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 128 3d 712 (1997);97 Daily Journal, D.A.R. 12,977;1997 WL 634359 (9th Cir.)(NO. 97-70375)
    • Plunkett v. Spaulding, 52 Cal.App.4th 1513B, 60 Cal.Rptr.2d 377 (Cal.  App.  3 Dist. Feb. 18, 1997)
    • Kellogg v. Asbestos Corp. Ltd., 41 Cal.App.4th 1397, 49 Cal.Rptr. 2d 256 (Cal.App.1 Dist. 1996) (NO. AO050344)
    • Hrimnak v. Watkins, 38 Cal.App.4th 964, 45 Cal.Rptr. 514 (Cal. App. 3 Dist. Sept 28, 1995) (NO. C016836)
    • Spann v. Kaiser Foundation Hosp., 34 Cal.App.4th 644, 40 Cal.Rptr. 360 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. Apr  27, 1995) (NO. A063310)
    • Lineaweaver v. Plant Insulation Co., 31 Cal.App.4th 1409, 37 Cal.Rptr. 902 (Cal. App. 1 Dist., Jan 31, 1995) (NO. A060263)
    • Williamson v. Plant Insulation Co., 23 Cal.App.4th 1406, 28 Cal.Rptr.2d 751 (Cal. App. 1 Dist., Mar 30, 1994) (NO. AO57581)
    • DiGrazia v. Anderlini, 22 Cal.App.4th 1337, 28 Cal.Rptr.2d 37 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. Dec 29, 1994) (NO. A059040)
    • Coughlin v. Owens-Illinois, Inc., 21 Cal.App. 4th, 572, 26 Cal.App.4th 1511, 27 Cal.Rptr.2d 214, Prod. Liab. Rep. (CCH) ¶13, 853  (Cal. App. 1 Dist. Dec 29, 1993) (NO. A050481)
    • Wilson v. Irwin Memorial Blood Bank, 14 Cal.App.4th 1315, 18 Cal.Rptr.2d 517 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. Apr 9, 1993) (NO. A054946)
    • Traxler v. Varady, 12 Cal.App.4th 1321, 16 Cal.Rptr.2d 297 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. Jan 29, 1993) (NO. A053098)
    • Osborn v. Irwin Memorial Blood Bank, 5 Cal.App.4th 234, 7 Cal.Rptr.2d 101, 73 Ed. Law Rep. 1067 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. Apr 8, 1992) (A044982)
    • Alef v. Alta Bates Hospital, 5 Cal.App.4th 208, 6 Cal.Rptr.2d 900 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. Apr 7, 1992) (NO. A050598)
    • Irwin Memorial Blood Centers v. Superior Court (Falconer), 229 Cal.App.3d 151, 279 Cal.Rptr. 911, 59 USLW 2664 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. Apr 10, 1991) (NOs. A051352, A052325)
    • Jellinek v. Superior Court (Duvall), 228 Cal.App.3d 652, 279 Cal.Rptr. 6 (Cal. App. 6 Dist. Feb. 15, 1991) (NO. H007823)
    • Coe v. Superior Court (Irwin Memorial Blood Bank),220 Cal.App.3d 48, 269 Cal.Rptr. 368 (Cal.App. 1 Dist. May 9, 1990) (NO. A048198)
    • City of Oakland v. Delcon Associates, 168 Cal.App.3d 1126, 214 Cal.Rptr. 734 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. June 6, 1985) (NO. A012024, CIV. 52180)
    • Fein v. Permanente Medical Group, 38 Cal.3d 137, 695 P.2d 665, 211 Cal.Rptr. 368, 53 USLW 2460 (Cal. Feb 28, 1985) (NO. S.F. 24336)
    • American Bank and Trust Co. v. Community Hosp. of Los Gatos-Saratoga, Inc., 36 Cal.3d 359, 683 P. 2d 670, 204 Cal.Rptr. 671, 41 A.L.R.4th 233 (Cal. Jul 9, 1984) (NO. S.F. 24171)
    • American Bank and Trust Co., v. Community Hosp. of Los Gatos-Saratoga, Inc., 33 Cal.3d 674, 660 P.2d 829, 190 Cal.Rptr. 371 (Cal. Mar 31, 1983) (NO. S.F. 24171)
    • Payton v. Weaver, 131 Cal.App.3d 38., 182 Cal.Rptr. 225 (Cal. App. 1 Dist., Apr 26, 1982) (NO. CIV. 50094)
    • Fein v. Permanente Medical Group, 121 Cal.App.3d 135, 175 Cal.Rptr. 177 (Cal. App. 3 Dist., Jun 30, 1981) (NO. CIV. 18349)
    • Johns-Manville Products Corp. v. Contra Costa Superior Court, 27 Cal.3d 465, 612 P.2d 948, 165 Cal.Rptr. 858, 9 A.L.R.4th 758 (Cal. Jul 3, 1980) (NO. S.F. 24086)
    • American Bank and Trust Co. v. Community Hospital of Los Gatos-Saratoga, Inc., 104 Cal.App.3d 219, 163 Cal.Rptr. 513 (Cal. App. 1 Dist., Apr 4, 1980) (NO. CIV. 45785)

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