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Health Headlines: Also in the News - October 2014

On September 30th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance concerning the proposed oversight framework for regulating laboratory developed tests....more

Appeals Court Rules Fingerprint Impressions Are Records Of Arrest That Can Be Sealed and Destroyed

Arrestees Factually Innocent Under Penal Code Section 851.8 Can Have Fingerprints Sealed and Destroyed - Overview: The California Court of Appeal held that fingerprint impressions taken of suspects at the time of their...more

Recent Changes to California Laws - the Healthcare Perspective

Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Professional Athletes - AB 1309; Labor Code §3600.5 - The efforts made by professional athletes seeking workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that they sustained on the...more

New Arizona Physician Fingerprinting Requirements for Renewal and Initial License Applications

As of September 2, 2014, physicians in Arizona applying for initial medical licenses or renewing their medical licenses are required to submit a fingerprint card along with the application to the Arizona Medical Board in...more

Fingerprinting Policy Implementation - Risk to Enrollment Status?

In March 2011, when CMS published regulations to implement the Medicare enrollment screening provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the requirement for background fingerprint screening was put on hold. In a recent Special...more

Be Aware of the New Fingerprint-Based Background Check Requirement for Certain Medicare Suppliers and Providers

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") recently posted on its website an article indicating that, as part of enhanced screening provisions in the Affordable Care Act, it will phase in a new fingerprint-based...more

CMS Implements Fingerprinting Background Checks for New DME and Home Health Providers

In a recently released MLN Matters (Number: SE1417), CMS announced that it is implementing the enhanced enrollment screening provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by requiring finger print based background checks for...more

Employers Must Follow Privacy Protocols When Implementing Biometric Attendance Systems

In response to concerns about employee attendance and building security, some employers have chosen to implement biometric attendance systems in the workplace. These systems allow an employer to monitor employees’ work hours...more

Immigration Benefit Seekers Photographed and Fingerprinted by USCIS

Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) announced that certain visits by immigrants to local USCIS field offices will result in photographing and fingerprinting under the agency’s new “Customer...more

Email Us For Your Free Fingerprinting Kit

Fingerprinting has become the gold standard amongst law enforcement, schools, religious institutions and community groups around the country; they have joined forces to fingerprint children as a means of identifying them...more

Revised Instructions for Rescheduling ASC Appointments

Application Support Centers, often called an ASC, offer fingerprinting services, usually after filing of an application for an immigration benefit. Applicants are usually notified about an ASC appointment by mail and should...more

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