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Wisconsin Issues New (and Improved!) Telemedicine Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Following a public hearing last month, the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board approved new rules for the practice of telemedicine. The rules differ notably from its first set of rules proposed in 2015 and considered at a...more

HHS OCR Issues Rule Modifying HIPAA In Effort To Fight Gun Violence

by King & Spalding on

On January 4, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a rule modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule to expressly...more

Health Alert (Australia) - November 16, 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: Commonwealth. Federal Court 11 November 2015 - Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd v Compton [2015] FCA 1207 The Federal...more

Divorce and the Common Interest Privilege

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Privilege is one of the most important legal concepts that an attorney can be versed in. Inadvertently waiving the attorney/client privilege or the psychotherapist/patient privilege, for example, can have dire consequences...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19253 - RBC Nice Bearings, Inc. v. SKF USA, Inc. [An important decision on contract waiver but one all attorneys should recall from the UCC or Contracts course we took...more

Ask But Don’t Tell: Kentucky Allows Defendant to Seek Ex Parte Interviews of Plaintiff’s Treating Physicians

by Reed Smith on

We walked into the Drug and Device Law Rock Climber’s room last night to find her packing for her return to college while the ignored TV blared in the background. Onscreen was a popular cable reality franchise involving...more

Telemedicine Prescribers Should Read This Case: U.S. vs. Zadeh

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Health care providers who use telemedicine for remote prescribing of controlled substances should pay close attention to an important case currently pending at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case will decide whether...more

Health Data Breach Victims Have Standing to Sue Says WV Supreme Court

The most common defense against class actions for data breach has itself been breached in a ruling last week by the West Virginia Supreme Court....more

Medical Malpractice Update - Spring 2013

by Carlton Fields on

I. 2013 Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation - In less than a month, the way medical malpractice cases are handled in Florida will change significantly....more

Michigan Court Extends Physician-Patient Privilege To Apply To Any Entity That Obtains Protected Medical Information From A Doctor

by Dickinson Wright on

On March 12, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals in Meier v. Awaad, No. 310808, held that the Michigan Department of Community Health (“MDCH”) could utilize the state’s physician-patient privilege to protect against...more

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