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Illinois Appellate Court holds no standing to sue for medical information data breach where injury is speculative

USA - July 7 2015 On June 2, 2015, the Second District Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the decisions of two lower courts, which had dismissed breach of privacy cases

The top 10 patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations in 2015

USA - May 12 2015 The Emergency Care Research Institute, (ECRI) Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has issued its 2015 "top 10 list" of safety concerns for multiple

Recent HHS settlement highlights risks of electronically-sharing protected health information

USA - July 15 2015 On July 10, 2015, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced its second settlement of the year

Recent legislative developments affecting Florida pharmacies

USA - July 10 2015 Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session ushered in two new laws affecting pharmacies: One addressing pharmacist immunizations (HB 279) and the second

CMS publishes notice of proposed rule making regarding Stark law amendments and seeks comment on the issue of Stark acting as a barrier to healthcare reform

USA - July 22 2015 In early July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking, amending the Physician Self-Referral

Can we talk? Florida court rejects latest challenge to med mal presuit authorization law

USA - July 23 2015 In the latest challenge to a Florida law designed to promote early settlement of meritorious medical malpractice claims, the Florida First District

CMS publishes notice of proposed rule making regarding Stark law amendments and seeks comment on the issue of Stark acting as a barrier to healthcare reform

USA - July 22 2015 In early July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking, amending the Physician Self-Referral

EEOC: sexual orientation discrimination illegal under Title VII

USA - July 21 2015 The EEOC has found that workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On

Legislature reins in addiction recovery residences

USA - July 20 2015 Florida law makers have decided it is high time to stop allowing addiction recovery residences to operate without regulatory oversight. In its last

Department of Labor: most workers classified as independent contractors are employees

USA - July 16 2015 On July 15, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor declared that most workers who are classified as independent contractors are