Jo Ellen Whitney

Jo Ellen Whitney

Davis Brown Law Firm

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Employment Law Blog - Lucky 13 - The Office of Civil Rights Enters into its 13th Corrective Action Plan

Charged with enforcing HIPAA and chided along by Congress to do a more proactive enforcement job, the Office of Civil Rights at HHS has entered into its 13th Corrective Action Plan for a covered entity....more

6/24/2013 - Corrective Actions Covered Entities HHS HIPAA Media PHI Public Disclosure

Employment Law Blog: Settle One, File Another - The EEOC Enforces GINA

HIPAA addresses a wide array of issues relating to medical privacy. It now also addresses if your momma’s ugly and that might be passed on to you. In addition to privacy and security the HIPAA Omnibus regulations also...more

6/19/2013 - EEOC GINA HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

Employment Law Blog: Regzilla Stomps Another One! - Idaho State University and the Compliance Gap Analysis

Presumably at this point HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus Regulation have been published, digested and everyone is in full compliance with the requirements that have been set forth....more

6/19/2013 - Compliance HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH OCR Risk Assessment

Health Law: HIPAA Omnibus Regulation - I Want to Comply but What Exactly is Compromised Information?

The HIPAA Omnibus Regulation was publicly distributed by HHS last week with today, January 25, being the official publication date. The requirements are effective as of March 26, 2013 with a compliance deadline for almost...more

1/28/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Compromised Information Data Breach Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule OCR PHI

Health Law: Family Feud Redux - The Release of Information to Family Members - HIPAA 164.510(B) & the New Standard

It has always been difficult to make determinations regarding what information can be provided to a family member once a patient or long-term care resident has passed away....more

1/25/2013 - Durable Power of Attorney Executors Family Members HIPAA Long-Term Care Release of Information

Health Care Reform Blog: Who is a Business Associate and Why Do We Care?

Under the revised HIPAA regulations published on 01/25/2013 business associates and their subcontractors become specifically liable for most of the security and privacy regulations under HIPAA and the HITECH Act....more

1/23/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Subcontractors

Health Law: OCR Has Been Busy - New Rules and Ability to Release Information in an Emergency

On Jan. 15, Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, released a letter to the nations’ healthcare providers reiterating adherence to what many commonly refer to as the Tarasoff standard....more

1/22/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection GINA HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Policy Tarasoff Standard

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