René Y. Quashie Featured in “Encouraging Pro Bono Engagement”AHLA Connections July 2016
René Y. Quashie, a Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office was featured in AHLA Connections, in “Encouraging Pro Bono Engagement.” The Q&A article highlights Mr. Quashie’s pro bono work and discusses how young attorneys can help those in need while gaining valuable experience.
Following is an excerpt:
Can you please tell me a little bit about La Clinica del Pueblo?
La Clinica del Pueblo has one main clinic which is located in the Mount Pleasant area of the District of Columbia. It primarily provides health care and other services to a primarily Latino community in that section of DC that historically has been underserved. The Clinic also has some affiliated facilities in Maryland but their primary facility is in the District of Columbia. The telehealth project initiated by the Clinic stemmed from the fact that its main psychiatrist happened to be moving out of state and it proved difficult to find a replacement so the Clinic starting thinking about virtual remote telehealth care. That is when they called me. The Clinic wanted to have the ability for psychiatrists and other mental health care providers to be able to provide services even though they are not physically located in the same space as the patient and wanted to understand and assess the legal and regulatory ramifications of providing care in this way.