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Lessons Learned from 2017 OCR HIPAA Enforcement Actions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

So far 2017 is proving to be an active year for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement. This comes on the heels of 2016, which saw an unprecedented level of enforcement actions, with 13 total...more

The Changing PSO Landscape: National & Legal Perspectives – A Deeper Dive

Katten partner Michael Callahan recently presented a webinar, “The Changing PSO Landscape: National & Legal Perspectives.” The session covered in-depth the legal aspects, interpretations and status of court cases that have...more

Pharmacy Settles HIPAA Investigation for $125,000

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On April 22, 2015, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) entered into its first HIPAA violation settlement in 2015. The settlement requires Cornell Prescription Pharmacy, a small pharmacy located in the Denver area to pay the OCR...more

Be Careful with Information Destruction: Another Medical Record Disposal HIPAA Settlement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently announced a new settlement with a small pharmacy, Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (“Cornell”). OCR alleged that Cornell was disposing of...more

NFLPA Investigates Buccaneers on MRSA Issue

by Anthony Caruso on

NFLPA Investigates Buccaneers on MRSA Issue by Anthony Caruso on September 11, 2013 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be in hot water over whether the team communicated the outbreak of MRSA - a dangerous bacteria resistant...more

Surprising Risk of Discrimination Claims for Restaurants Moving Away from Meal Customization

by Ali Law Practice LLC on

Chicago, IL, April 15, 2013 - Many restaurants, especially upscale and higher-end independents, are moving toward prix-fixe menus, tasting menus, and policies that restrict additions, subtractions, and substitutions. Such...more

Be Prepared: Redline Version of the HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule

by BakerHostetler on

The final rule is significant for any organization that is considered to be a HIPAA covered entity (“CE”) (health systems, health care providers, health plans, etc.) or the more broadly defined business associate (“BA”)....more

OCR Issues Guidance On HIPAA Privacy Rule’s De-Identification Standard

On November 26, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) published a thirty-two page document titled “Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information...more

Tassare gli alimenti dannosi per la salute e per i bilanci? Uno sguardo al recente (e ancora in corso) dibattito italiano

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

Tassare o non tassare le bibite analcoliche zuccherine e i superalcolici? La domanda è parte della più generale questione se ricorrere o meno alla leva fiscale per correggere abitudini alimentari dannose per...more

Le farmacie nel Diritto dell'Economia

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

Nel dibattito che accompagna i tentativi di riforma degli esercizi farmaceutici e della distribuzione del farmaco si continua, in maniera pretestuosa, a far riferimento a un presunto contrasto tra da un lato le indicazioni...more

La regolamentazione delle farmacie in Italia (Fabio Pammolli e Nicola C. Salerno, CeRM, 12 Novembre 2010)

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

All’indomani dell’audizione del Presidente dell’Agcm Antonio Catricalà in Commissione Igiene e Sanità del Senato, questo Wp fa il punto sullo stato della distribuzione al dettaglio del farmaco...more

Farmacie, distribuzione del farmaco e sentenze della Corte Costituzionale e della Corte di Giustizia Europea - NICOLA C. SALERNO

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

Nel dibattito che accompagna i tentativi di riforma degli esercizi farmaceutici e della distribuzione del farmaco, si è aggiunto, negli ultimi tempi, un argomento nuovo. Un presunto contrasto tra da un lato le...more

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