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JCAHO revisions to medical staff standards will impact role of medical executive committees
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • 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


Can My Website Subject My Business to Liability Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2015

It may come as a surprise that the answer to the above question is yes, or so a number of plaintiffs claim in lawsuits that have been filed recently


OIG releases 2016 Work Plan
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2015

The United States Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) published its Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan (“2016 Plan”) on


EPA approves registration of antimicrobial with nanosilver for clothing and bedsheets
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

The EPA recently approved a conditional registration for an antimicrobial pesticide product containing nanosilver for use on textiles, including clothing and bedsheets


Health care reform is here
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2010

The House passed both H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act), and H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the Reconciliation Act) on Sunday, March 21, 2010


Healthways Inc. to pay $40 million to settle 15-year old whistleblower lawsuit
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2009

On March 13, 2009, Healthways, Inc., announced that it had agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed in 1994 by a former employee on behalf of the federal government involving Diabetes Treatment Centers of America Inc., formerly owned and operated by Healthways


The Second Circuit Re-Visits Dawn Donut and the Geographic Scope of Injunctive Relief in Trademark Cases
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2016

More than half a century ago, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an influential decision in Dawn Donut Co. v. Hart’s Food Stores, Inc


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


Employer shared responsibility penalty delayed
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

The Obama administration will not penalize employers that do not offer health benefits until 2015. The U.S. Department of Treasury announced the


HIPAA compliance deadline is rapidly approaching
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2013

Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final privacy and security regulations under the Health Insurance