Points & Authorities - Special Issue Fall 2011


In This Issue:

- A Good Way to Give Bad News: Recent Amendment to California’s Breach Notification Statute

- Accountable Care Organizations: The Private Sector Will Lead

- New Faces

- Points from the President

- California’s Corporate Practice Ban: Still Vibrant After All These Years

- Buying a Distressed Hospital Out of Bankruptcy

- Managing Effective Employment Terminations

- To Penalize or Not to Penalize: When Are Covenants Not To Compete Enforceable in California?

- Attorney Profile

- Sidebar: Patient Care Ombudsman: A New Role in Health Care Bankruptcy Cases

- Excerpt from Sidebar: Patient Care Ombudsman...

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 implemented certain amendments to the Bankruptcy Code that govern the operation of health care businesses while in bankruptcy. One significant modification is the creation of a Patient Care Ombudsman (“PCO”). The PCO is an independent professional appointed by the U.S. Trustee, who is charged with the duty to monitor the quality of patient care provided by debtor health care businesses.

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