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
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
Intellectual Property Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Polsinelli Podcasts - What Health Care Providers Need to Know About Ebola Preparedness
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
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
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
This Week -
“Crossover” - the date by which a bill must pass out of the chamber in which it originated to remain eligible for the 2015-16 session - expired on Thursday. Throughout the week, lawmakers cumulatively...more
Last week, new bi-partisan legislation was introduced to increase the number of graduate medical education (GME) slots over the next five years at teaching hospitals and academic medical centers. If passed, the Resident...more
With committee deadlines out of the way and the last day of the session approaching, the Minnesota House and Senate went to work this week passing omnibus bills on the floor and appointing conference committee members....more
Budget Showdown -
Governor Mark Dayton has expressed dismay at the direction lawmakers are veering in their budget plans.
On spending state money, lawmakers are widening the chasm. The May 18 legislative...more
You could hear a pin drop in the halls of the state capitol building this week, with neither chamber in for voting session. However, that doesn’t mean members weren’t busy. Education was a hot topic early this week; the Basic...more
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), employers are required to offer healthcare coverage that meets the PPACA’s definitions of “affordable” and “minimum value” to all their full-time employees...more
Crossover is the deadline established by House and Senate Rules by which a House bill must be received by the Senate, and a Senate bill must be received by the House, in order to remain eligible for action for the rest of the...more
Property tax has been the issue of the day for some time now, and this week was no different. Last week, the House Finance Committee held a public hearing on H.B. 860 (Saylor, R-York), a comprehensive property tax reform...more
The last few years have brought much synergy and excitement to downtown Orlando. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Amway Center, the reconstructed Orlando Citrus Bowl, The Plaza, Creative Village, the UCF...more
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