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Physician fist fight HCQIA suspension etiquette

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 2 2008

A physician whose competency was questioned by a colleague decided that confronting the physician colleague, demanding that the colleague stop questioning his experience, training, and competency, and threatening to sue him while blocking the doorway to prevent the colleague from leaving was the preferred approach to quality assurance

ERISA does not preempt San Francisco health care ordinance

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2009

On September 30, 2008, the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit Court ruled that the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance and the corresponding Health Access Plan were not preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA

2009 new law: overtime exemption for physicians paid on hourly basis

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2009

A licensed physician or surgeon who is primarily engaged in performing duties for which licensure is required is exempt from overtime if heshe is paid at least the minimum hourly rate set annually by the state

Employer's unilateral right to modify employee handbook invalidates employee dispute arbitration agreement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2009

A Texas Court of Appeals recently held that an employer's arbitration policy was unenforceable because the policy was conditioned upon an illusory promise

Deferred compensation forfeiture clause declared to be an unenforceable non-compete agreement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2009

A Texas Court of Appeals recently held that a medical practice's deferred compensation program's forfeiture provision was an unenforceable non-compete agreement

Nurses at Houston area hospital vote for union representation

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2008

On March 28, 2008, registered nurses at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital (Cypress Fairbanks) outside of Houston, Texas voted 119-111 for representation by the California Nurses Association (CNA) in a landmark election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board

Compensation to employed physicians leads to false claims settlement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2008

The Department of Justice recently settled a False Claims Act case brought against Savannah, Georgia's Memorial Health University Medical Center (Memorial) and two of its physician groups by a whistleblower for $5.08 million

New law prohibits genetic discrimination

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2008

The newly enacted Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") adds individual genetic information to the list of protected employee characteristics

GINA signed into law by President Bush

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2008

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), signed into law by President Bush on May 21, 2008 (P.L. 110-233), prohibits the use of genetic information by employers in making employment decisions and by health insurers and health plans in making enrollment determinations and setting insurance premiums

Hospital on the hook to temp agency employee for overtime

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2008

A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit should cause hospitals and other facilities to monitor carefully the hours of workers provided by staffing agencies