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Update on California’s End of Life Option Act

USA - February 28 2017 In June 2016, California became the fifth state to enact an aid-in-Dying law. California’s End of Life Option Act (the “Act”) authorizes an adult who…

HRSA Announces Final Rule on Civil Monetary Penalties for Drug Manufacturers that Overcharge 340B Covered Entities

USA - January 10 2017 A new regulation issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) sets forth a process by which civil monetary penalties may be…

Anil Shankar

The Joint Commission Bans Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders

USA - January 9 2017 The Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals and other health care organizations, recently announced it will not permit hospitals and other health…

Nathaniel M. Lacktman

Hospital Text Messaging Rules Placed on Hold by Joint Commission

USA - July 26 2016 The Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals and other health care organizations, hit pause on its prior May 2016 announcement to allow secure…

Nathaniel M. Lacktman

California’s End of Life Option Act: Key Requirements and Considerations

USA - June 1 2016 On June 9, 2016, California’s End of Life Option Act (the “Act”) will go into effect. The Act authorizes an adult who is suffering from a terminal…

Richard K. Rifenbark