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The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Why Milbank Sends 4th-Years Back To School
Next Accreditation System – Interview with Andy Roth, Member, Mintz Levin
Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings
How Bryan Cave Grooms Rainmakers
Consultant: Legal Ethics Rulemaking Outpaced By Technology
Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program
Law Prof: Law Schools Still 'Inaccurate' On Employment Numbers
What is an Intellectual Property Attorney?
Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles
Jobs, Funding For Courts On Agenda For New ABA President
What is an Irrevocable Trust?
Does This New ABA Report Signal Change For Law Schools?
NYC Gifted Programs Should Rely on 'Math,' Lawyer Says
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Law School Reformers Create "False Sense of Doom"
How Can I Make the Most Out of the First Meeting?
Jason Maloni on Schools and Education
Best Practices: Institutional Response to Sexual Misconduct (Podcast)
BigLaw's Scramble to Hire the Best
Off Duty Conduct -
Fountain v. British Columbia College of Teachers, 2013 BCSC 773 (British Columbia Supreme Court) -
Fountain, a teacher, fired a shot from a rifle over the heads of his sons in the aftermath of...more
As reported by multiple sources on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to wade into the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate. Liberty University, a Christian university in in Lynchburg,...more
A federal district court has ruled unconstitutional one of the most important tax benefits available to ministers: the minister's housing allowance. A summary of the case follows. The ruling threatens to have a dramatic...more
Earlier today, the Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 68832) announcing revisions to the agenda for the December 12-13, 2013 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional...more
Attorney Andy Roth, Member of Mintz Levin's Health Law Practice, explains the changes to the ACGME’s accreditation methodology with the adoption of the Next Accreditation System (NAS). ...more
Recent negative media reports caused Pennsylvania State University to modify its employee wellness program, making clear that considering compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) alone is...more
As good corporate citizens, medical facilities help educate the next generation of health care workers by permitting students hands-on training through clinicals or rotations. Nevertheless, some students claim this training...more
Governor Patrick of Massachusetts has signed into law an amendment to the state’s anti-bullying law, M.G.L. c. 71, § 37O, which effectively extends the protections of the law to students bullied by school staff. Prior to...more
On August 2, 2013, the White House's Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum instructing federal agencies to take steps to carry out President Obama's executive order (E.O. 13559 (Nov. 17, 2010)) adopting several...more
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday in American Nurses Association v. Torlakson (--- P.3d ----, Cal., August 12, 2013), that California law permits school personnel who are not licensed health care providers to...more
Northwestern University will pay $2.93 million to settle a federal False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit brought by a former employee who alleged Northwestern allowed a researcher to submit false claims under certain cancer research...more
On August 12, 2013, the California Supreme Court ruled that school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students when a nurse is not available....more
The ”hits” to data bases, in any event. Here is a rundown of some of the most recent data breach reports –
Oregon Health & Science University Data Breach Compromises 3,000 Patients’ Records in the Cloud.
The U.S. Department of Education recently revised the federal regulations under the I.D.E.A., Part B, relating to parental consent to access Medicaid. On June 13, 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary...more
Comprehensive guidance on the topic of school health records can be found in Questions & Answers Regarding School Health Record Issues - May 2013....more
In this July, 2013 article that appeared in the Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine, insurance defense Attorney Daniel E. Cummins of the Scranton, Pennsylvania law firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins in Northeastern Pennsylvania...more
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced a $400,000 settlement with Idaho State University (ISU) following a lengthy investigation of the privacy and security practices at ISU outpatient clinics. In addition to...more
Three federal agencies recently publicized a joint agency letter that was sent to schools of medicine, dentistry, and nursing and other health-related schools about what the agencies perceive as potential discrimination...more
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
Do you know a "place of public accommodation" when you see it? Federal, state and sometimes local laws entitle persons to the full and equal employment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and...more
Idaho State University (ISU) was recently the target of an investigation and enforcement action for violations of the privacy and security rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)....more
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Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Governor’s Fourth and Fifth Vetoes of the Session Sustained - Last week,...more
With the constitutional deadline of midnight on the 30th day closing in, Alabama lawmakers worked at a feverish pace to complete work on some of the most substantial and controversial legislation in the 2013 session....more
Graduate medical education programs and residents should be getting used to change by now. Last year, the ACGME introduced the Next Accreditation System, and then eight months later, it announced it was developing a unified...more