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JCAHO revisions to medical staff standards will impact role of medical executive committees

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2010

The Joint Commission has posted proposed changes to its Medical Staff Standard that will likely change how Medical Staffs relate to their Medical Executive Committees

An outlier or an omen? FTC breaks-up hospital’s 2008 acquisition of outpatient imaging and surgery clinics

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2009

For the first time since 1994, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") challenged and forced the divestiture of an exclusively outpatient service line acquisition not involving a full-scale hospital or health care system merger or acquisition

Certificate of Need strategy

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2009

Washington courts have recently issued several significant decisions relating to the state's Certificate of Need (CN) laws

Court finds hospital entitled to HCQIA immunity despite lack of formal hearing

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2009

On April 10, 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled that a hospital was immune from various state and federal claims under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act ("HCQIA") for suspending a physician’s privileges without affording him a hearing

SEC files another fraud action tied to the municipal bond market

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2013

The SEC filed another settled financial fraud action tied to the municipal bond market which is clearly an area of increasing focus. This proceeding

Accessing mental health records in a physical disability case

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2010

One of our employees recently claimed that he is entitled to a reasonable accommodation of his physical disability (a serious back problem

Actavis case analysis: Supreme Court says certain patent infringement settlements could violate antitrust laws

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2013

On June 17, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc. et al. (No. 12-416), holding that

HIPAA privacy and security audits underway

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2012

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requires the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to provide for periodic audits to ensure that covered entities (such as group health plans) and their business associates comply with the HIPAA privacy and security requirements

Corporate liability for employee's actions

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2009

We are interested in expanding and diversifying our business in Alaska and are looking at acquiring and operating assisted-living facilities

IRS publishes two notices with additional guidance for tax-exempt hospitals regarding section 501(R) compliance

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

On December 30, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released two notices related to Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as