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Religious health program subject to Unruh Act and California Disabled Persons Act
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

In Stevens v. Optimum Health Institute - San Diego, 2011 WL 3741055, Case No. 09cv2565-WQH-RBB (S.D. Cal. Aug. 24, 2011), the court held that a religious institution, subordinate to Free Sacred Trinity Church (FSTC), operating a "holistic health program" in Lemon Grove, California, violated the California Unruh Civil Rights Act and the California Disabled Persons Act (DPA) by denying a blind woman access to a place of public accommodation unless accompanied by another adult


IRS releases proposed regulations on additional federal income tax requirements for charitable hospitals
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2012

On June 26, 2012, the IRS published proposed regulations that provide guidance on additional requirements for charitable hospital organizations for financial assistance and emergency medical care policies, charges for certain care provided to individuals eligible for financial assistance, and billing and collections


Charitable marijuana
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2012

In PLR 201224036, the organization at issue was dedicated to providing education about using “cannabis as medical therapy” and to providing “safe, legal access to cannabis.”


Proposed IRS regulations: burying tax-exempt hospitals under more red tape
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2012

On June 22, 2012, the Treasury Department released proposed regulations interpreting Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code


SB 804 requires California local health care districts to obtain fair market value appraisals in certain asset transfers
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

New amendments to California’s local health care district law require districts to obtain a fair market value appraisal if the district transfers fifty percent or more of its assets (in sum or by increment) to one or more nonprofit corporations for less than fair market value, and disclose the fair market value of such assets to the voters for approval of the transfer


Proposed regulations for charitable hospitals released
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

On June 22, the U.S. Department of Treasury released proposed regulations providing guidance for charitable hospitals for certain subsections of Internal Revenue Code (Code) section 501(r), which was enacted as part of PPACA


A continued examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs: part seven in a series: Charitable PAPs: donations and transparency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 28 2013

In today's challenging health care environment, Charitable Patient Assistance Programs (Charitable PAPs) have emerged to meet the needs of the nearly


Contraceptive coverage mandate for religious non-profits
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2013

In 2011, the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) had exempted “religious employers” from the requirement to provide contraceptive coverage


OIG issues favorable opinion of arrangement containing percentage-based compensation structure
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 3 2014

Last week, the OIG issued an advisory opinion indicating that it would not impose sanctions on an arrangement pursuant to which a placement agency


Obama administration outlines religious accommodations for contraception coverage mandate
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 7 2013

Last week, federal regulators released a Proposed Rule outlining accommodations for religious employers that object to the Affordable Care Act's