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Jul 24, 2020

COVID-19 Testing and HIPAA Compliance

As COVID-19 swab (PCR) and blood (antibody) testing continue to occur in greater numbers and diverse settings, it is important to recognize that the results of such tests are subject to HIPAA privacy and security compliance rules. There is a common public misconception that the declaration of a public health emergency has created a broad exception for covered entities and business associates to use and share COVID-19 testing results.» Read More

Mar 20, 2020

The Updated Rules on Joint Employment: A More Direct Approach and With Less Worry for Pharmaceutical Companies

On January 12, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a rule updating the test for determining joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The updated rule goes into effect 60 days from the date of publication of the rule, which means that the rule will likely go into effect on March 16, 2020.» Read More

Sep 25, 2018

IMPAIRED PHYSICIANS – Health Care Counsel Can Help Navigate the Rough Waters

Physicians participating in or considering enrollment in an “impaired physician program” which in New York is the Committee for Physician Health (CPH) and in New Jersey is the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey (PAPNJ), often need legal assistance regarding the status of their medical license. » Read More

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