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Physicians Convicted of Criminal HIPAA Violations but Avoid Jail: Lessons Learned?

USA - February 25 2019 A pediatric cardiologist recently sentenced to six months’ probation is serving as the latest reminder that violations of the Health Insurance…

Eric M. Matava.

OCR Wants YOU! (To Comment on Whether HIPAA Regulations Impede Coordination of Care)

USA - January 15 2019 Health care providers and others who have had difficulty navigating HIPAA’s [1] regulations in order to coordinate care are in luck because on…

Eric M. Matava.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Employers Have a Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care to Safeguard Sensitive Personal Information About Their Employees

USA - December 14 2018 To date, Pennsylvania has not adopted a comprehensive law specifying how sensitive personal information about individuals must be secured or the…

Support for Patients and Communities Act: Standardizing Recovery Housing

USA - November 30 2018 On October 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law comprehensive opioid legislation known as the “Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes…

Carla M. DewBerry.

OCR clarifies confusion related to authorizations for ongoing and future research purposes

USA - September 6 2018 As mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 (the “Cures Act”), [1] in June 2018 the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued guidance clarifying…

Kelsey U. Jernigan.