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Class Action Plaintiffs Look to Fair Credit Reporting Act for Private Relief from Data Breaches Involving Health Information

A recent class action brought against the University of Miami (“University”) previews what could become an emerging trend among plaintiffs’ class action attorneys to seek damages for the unauthorized disclosure of personal...more

Perspectives - June 2014

In This Issue: - Staying in Compliance While Giving or Receiving Electronic Health Record Systems - When Donations Cross the Line - House Bill 296 Signed into Law to Increase Access to Epinephrine Autoinjectors...more

Weekly Update from the State House - March 21, 2014: The House focused on "South Carolina Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House moved through the Calendar this week, focusing much of their time debating H. 4223, the "South Carolina Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act". The bill, which bans...more

And the hits keep on coming……..

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. Modern...more

U.S. DOE and DESE Issue Revised Requirements for Parental Consent to Access a Student’s MassHealth (Medicaid)

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

Is Your Firewall On? Are You Sure? Idaho State University Settles Privacy Rule Violations for $400,000

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

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

Large Educational/Health System Targeted For HIPAA Enforcement

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

Time to Take Advantage of HIPAA Omnibus Rule's "Good News": Fundraising, Research, and Student Immunization Records

The Omnibus Rule went into effect on March 26, 2013. While covered entities and business associates have until Sept. 23, 2013, to comply with new restrictions and obligations, they can take advantage of the rule’s benefits...more

Massachusetts’ Department of Education Issues Guidance on Gender Identity Law

On November 23, 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity” (Chapter 199 of the Acts of 2011). It went into effect on July 1, 2012, amending M.G.L. ch. 76, § 5 to prohibit discrimination...more

Health Care Legal News - January 31, 2013 • Volume 3, Number 1

In This Issue: - SPECIAL EDITION ON THE HIPAA OMNIBUS FINAL RULE PART I - REVISIONS TO THE RULES ON BREACH NOTIFICATION - FINAL RULE REQUIRES GROUP HEALTH PLANS AND PROVIDERS TO UPDATE THEIR NOTICE OF PRIVACY...more

ABA Health Law Section Brings You a Complimentary Podcast on the New E-Signature Process for Social Security Information...

The new electronic signature process for the authorization to disclose information to the Social Security Administration (Form SSA-827) is scheduled to begin April 21, 2012. The process was developed to comply with the laws...more

Ohio Education Law Monthly (December 2010)

In This Issue: Understanding the Privacy Rights of HIPAA & FERPA in Schools; Does your School Really "Own" its Intellectual Property? And, Upcoming Statutory Deadlines. Understanding the Privacy Rights of HIPAA &...more

ARE YOU READY FOR HIPAA? A CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE

THE HEALTH INFORMATION PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT: HIPAA- A CHECKLIST TO PREPARE YOU FACILITY OR OFFICE....more

MEDICAL RECORD AMENDMENT POLICY TEMPLATE

AMENDMENT REQUEST FOR MEDICAL RECORDS....more

Proper Charting For Advanced Directives

The importance of advanced directives are covered from the definition to living wills,durable power of attorney and more.The AD is one of the single most important decision you will ever make in your lifetime so it needs to...more

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