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Can Science be Copyrighted? You Might be Surprised
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2016

Biotechnology. For many, the mere mention of the word stirs up a thought of people in white lab coats working in underground bunkers trying to create


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


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


Unconventional medical care and FMLA coverage
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

We have a diverse workforce


New Iowa Supreme Court opinion reinforces Iowa’s peer review protection
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2011

Peer review is a critical function for any healthcare provider seeking to ensure the quality of services it provides


Final HIPAA rule will regulate business associates, change HIPAA breach notification obligations
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

On January 17, 2013 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released the much-anticipated final rule to


$1 billion in cash grants available soon for emerging growth life sciences companies
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

The recently enacted healthcare reform legislation provides up to $1 billion in tax credits and cash grants for life sciences companies with 250 or fewer employees that have made or will make "qualified investments" in "qualifying therapeutic discovery projects" during 2009 and 2010


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


Sciclone pharmaceuticals
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2011

SciClone and certain of its directors and officers have agreed to settle the consolidated derivative lawsuits that were filed following the company’s announcement that it was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for possible FCPA violations


OIG advisory opinion found that employment contract entered into concurrently with real estate purchase from employee falls under safe harbor
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2009

On March 26, 2009, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") issued Advisory Opinion 09-02, concluding that a contract for the employment of a mental health practitioner entered into concurrently with a contract for the employer to purchase real estate from the employee satisfied the anti-kickback statutory employment exception and the employment safe harbor and, therefore, would not generate prohibited remuneration under the anti-kickback statute