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New OCR Guidance Seeks to Resolve Confusion as to When Providers May Share Health Information about Opioid Use with Family and Friends
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2017

On October 27, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance about the situations in which health

The Class Action Jurisprudence Of Judge Richard Posner
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2017

In early September of 2017, Judge Richard Posner announced his retirement from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

There comes a time
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2017

There comes a time, no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, that you have to call out ignorance when you see it. In an interview last

OCR Issues Guidance on Disclosures to Family, Friends and Others
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2017

On October 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued an announcement clarifying when protected

In the Wake of Harvey and Irma, OCR Reminds Providers of HIPAA Rules
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 19 2017

As Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean rebuild after the latest string of deadly hurricanes and prepare for the possibility of future storms, the U.S

Are the OFCCP and the EEOC merging? Signs point to “No.”
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2017

Based on a recent Senate appropriations bill, it appears that the Trump Administration’s plan to merge the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

OCR Releases Guidance on HIPAA Compliance During Emergencies
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2017

On September 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued an announcement containing disaster

Enhanced HHS HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool May Aid Health Care Industry Data Security Efforts
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 7 2017

Secretary Tom Price of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced his agency needs “to focus more on the most recent breaches

NLRB Fires Shot At Handy, Taking Aim At Gig Economy In General
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 1 2017

Josh Eidelson from Bloomberg reported that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against gig economy mainstay Handy earlier

OCR Releases Revamped Breach Portal
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2017

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently updated its breach portal to provide more information about how it addresses and resolves investigations