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Emergency Response II: Press Reports and False Markets

Introduction - On 10 December 2014 a report was published relating to the mishandling of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) announcement of its thematic review into certain insurance business. The mishandling...more

WARNING: Don’t Forget About OSHA’s Crowd Safety Requirements During The Black Friday Frenzy

Every year, Black Friday, the annual day-after Thanksgiving sales event, draws a record number of shoppers. In 2013, the National Retail Federation reported that 137 million shoppers participated in Black Friday....more

Health Care Providers Responding to Ebola: HHS Issues Guidance Reminding Covered Entities that HIPAA Allows the Sharing of PHI in...

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) has issued guidance to remind HIPAA-covered entities of the ways in which they are permitted under HIPAA to share protected health information...more

HHS Explains Privacy Rule in Emergency Situations

On November 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a bulletin reminding covered entities and business associates of how they may disclose patient information for public health activities or in...more

OCR’s New Bulletin on Ensuring Privacy in Public Health Emergencies

This week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a bulletin (Bulletin) to remind covered entities and business associates that “the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during an emergency.” The...more

New Jersey Creates Energy Resilience Bank to Develop and Harden Energy Assets of Critical Facilities

One of the most important and sobering lessons learned in the wake of Superstorm Sandy was how susceptible New Jersey’s critical facilities, such as water and wastewater treatment centers, transportation centers, emergency...more

Emergency Response in the Energy & Natural Resources Sector: The Lawyers’ Perspective

Introduction - The term "emergency" can encompass a wide range of events, including on and off shore casualty incidents, such as fire, explosion and collision, environmental disasters, the impact of sanctions and/or...more

Mississippi CON Report - July 2013

In this report: - I. June 2013 – Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. July 3 Oral Proceeding on Proposed Freestanding Emergency Department Pilot Program - III. Certificate of Need Program...more

Emergency Preparedness includes Safeguarding Records

Summer in the Midwest generally means heat, humidity, and the possibility of severe storms. Have you thought about what records could be destroyed if a severe storm damaged your home or business?...more

Natural Disasters In The Workplace – What Do I Do?

Did you know that the Ontario Ministry of Labour has a Q&A on how to deal with natural disasters in the workplace?...more

White House Gun Control Proposals Include School Safety And Mental Health Initiatives

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, President Obama has announced numerous executive actions and legislative proposals to address gun control, school safety, and mental health issues nationwide. The White...more

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