Insurance Limits and Case Value - A Clear Correlation?
Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With Cash
Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
Antitrust Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?
The Biggest Obstacle to Value-Based Care
Technology in Healthcare
Do healthcare professionals have to report legal trouble to their licensing board?
Health Care Enforcement: The Impact on Private Equity Investments
Polsinelli Podcasts: Cloud Computing, From Cybersecurity to Confidentiality Issues
Polsinelli Podcast - Pharmacy Compounding: What's Next in Regulation?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Government's Health Care Fraud "Cash Cow" Keeps Mooing
When is it legal and proper for higher education institutions to use student medical records other than for a student's healthcare? In answering that question, institutions have to balance students' privacy interests,...more
Illinois law requires students to provide proof of immunization to be admitted into school. Until now, parents could exempt their students from this requirement for either medical or religious reasons. When based on...more
In a bold legislative move that likely caused Charles Darwin to smile from the great beyond, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 277 (“SB 277”) eliminating the Personal Belief Exemption ("PBE") which allowed parents to...more
The decision by the United States Supreme Court on same-sex marriage has been greeted with praise and disdain by different corners of the country. The faith-based community has been especially outspoken. This is not...more
The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it updated its Open Payments Law and Policy webpage and issued 3 frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the reporting of payments and...more
I. Purpose of this Guidance Document and How to Apply -
This document is intended to be used by decision makers in the MUSH Sector when considering using cloud services....more
University of Wisconsin-Madison alums, Dr. James Berbee and Karen Walsh, have agreed to a five-year, $300,000 gift to the Morgridge Institute for Research through their Berbee Walsh Foundation. According to the press...more
The budget gridlock rumors on Jones Street are real. A decorated Christmas tree arrived in the Senate chamber this week to emphasize how far apart the two chambers are on next year’s spending plan. Next year starts on...more
In the case of University of Texas System v. U.S., 759 F.3d 437, (2014) the U.S. Supreme Court on April 27, 2015 declined to review a decision of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which, affirming the district court,...more
SB 277 Requires All Students to be Vaccinated, Absent a Medical Exemption -
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 277, eliminating the personal belief exemption for existing specified...more
Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees advanced bills this week to fund various federal agencies for FY 2016. Each chamber approved versions of spending measures that include riders prohibiting funding for a...more
In April, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) amended its 2010 guidance on self-administration of medication. Specifically, the new guidance document focuses on recent updates to Section 22-30 of the School Code (105...more
The week started out a little sluggishly. While the typical cache of committees met on Monday – Senate Appropriations, Senate Rules, House Appropriations – the floor was relatively quiet. However, things picked up on Tuesday,...more
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and church members of the vicious shooting in Charleston, SC.
This Week -
The Senate budget writers were very active this week as lawmakers worked long...more
Universities and medical institutions in close geographic proximity may have faced the same issues as Duke and UNC when their faculties started departing for richer positions at the other’s campuses. With ever-increasing...more
Sultani Decrees -
Sultani Decree 20/2015 -
Promulgating the GCC Common Law of Anti-dumping, Countervailing Measures & Safeguards.
Sultani Decree 21/2015 -
Granting Omani nationality to 288 named...more
This Week -
Although the House budget was the primary focus for both lawmakers and lobbyists this week at the General Assembly, the Senate continued their work throughout the week. The Senate Commerce Committee met on...more
During the final 10 days of the 2015 session, Governor Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Bakk and Speaker Daudt met frequently, attempting to reach a final agreement to end the session. Last week, the negotiators agreed to table...more
For the second time in as many years, the Seventh Circuit has declined to grant Notre Dame’s request for an injunction exempting the university from the contraception requirements of the Affordable Care Act. As was true back...more
Religious institutions commonly keep ministry supporters and members abreast of developments through newsletters, correspondence and other communications. Sometimes, the developments reported are embarrassing to those...more
On April 29 the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a $38.1 billion spending plan for FY2016 by a unanimous vote of 158-0. Over roughly 28 hours of sessions, the House dispensed with over 1,000 amendments to pass...more
FICA taxes, which fund the Social Security program, are not levied on state employees unless a state voluntarily opts in to the program. A state opts in by executing an agreement, commonly referred to as a “section 218...more
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