Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Employer Liability for Employees’ Privacy Violations: What your organization should learn from Walgreens’ expensive lesson (hint:...

You may already have read the scintillating facts surrounding a jury award of $1.44 million (recently challenged unsuccessfully on appeal) against Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) following its pharmacist’s alleged inappropriate...more

12/19/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies HIPAA Jury Awards Liability Patient Confidentiality Breaches Pharmacies PHI Respondeat Superior Walgreens

Scripts - November 2013

In this issue: - New Wellness Program Rules for 2014 - Now That We Know The Basic Rules… Drafting Covenants Not To Compete To Maximize The Likelihood Of Enforcement - Excerpt from New Wellness Program...more

11/12/2013 - Contract Drafting Contract Interpretation ERISA Healthcare Healthcare Reform HIPAA Liquidated Damages Non-Compete Agreements Wellness Programs

Countdown to HITECH Compliance: How to Redistribute Your Notice of Privacy Practices

September 23, 2013 is the fast-approaching compliance deadline for the final omnibus HIPAA/HITECH rules. Many provisions required revisions to Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) maintained and distributed by covered...more

8/30/2013 - Compliance Deadlines Healthcare HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice of Privacy Practices Notice Requirements

Tick, Tock: Less than 60 Days to Comply with Updated HIPAA/HITECH Rules

There are now less than 60 days left for covered entities and business associates to implement provisions set forth in the final omnibus HIPAA/HITECH rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in...more

7/26/2013 - Compliance Contractors Deadlines HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Subcontractors

Scripts - April 2013

In This Issue: - Key Provisions In the Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules and What They Mean for You - NLRB and EEOC May Target Employer Efforts to Keep Employees Quiet During Internal Investigations -...more

4/8/2013 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Business Associates Confidential Employer Investigations Data Protection Deadlines EEOC Healthcare HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH I-9 Medical Malpractice Negligence NLRB Notice Requirements Title VII USCIS

HIPAA Risk Analysis

HIPAA relies heavily on risk analysis in multiple contexts. For example, risk analysis has a major role in the Breach Notification Rule under the new regulations issued by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services on...more

2/7/2013 - Covered Entities Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule OCR PHI Security Rule

A Comprehensive Summary of the Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules: Key Provisions and What They Mean for You

Executive Summary - On January 25, 2013, the Federal Register will publish final omnibus rules written by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to modify the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach...more

1/25/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Deadlines Enforcement Fundraisers GINA HIPAA HITECH Marketing Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Policy

Brace for Impact – Final HITECH Rules Will Require Substantially More Breach Reporting

HHS has finally issued its omnibus HITECH Rules. Our firm will issue a comprehensive summary of the rules shortly, but of immediate import is the change to the breach reporting harm threshold. The modification will make it...more

1/18/2013 - Data Breach Enforcement Actions HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH PHI Privacy Rule Reporting Requirements

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