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Updated Health Care Reform Legislation Comparison Chart

The chart below compares key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). This chart is current as of July 13, 2017, and as of that date,...more

Who’s Liable for Accidents Caused by Medical Emergencies Behind the Wheel?

by Howard Ankin on

When a car accident occurs because of an unforeseen medical emergency behind the wheel, a driver can assert a “sudden medical emergency defense.” This defense relieves a driver of negligent liability and personal injury...more

Prescribing Controlled Substances Without an In-Person Exam: The Practice of Telemedicine Under the Ryan Haight Act

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a series addressing telemedicine prescribing and controlled substances, designed to give some much needed practical guidance and orientation to established healthcare providers,...more

SAMHSA Seeks Comment on Proposed Changes to Address Barriers to Information Sharing

by Polsinelli on

The Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is seeking comments by April 11, 2016 on a proposed rule to make significant changes to 42 CFR Part 2, the...more

Are You and Your Employees Prepared to Evacuate or Lockdown Your Facility?

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

The events of July 16 in Chattanooga have left us with many still unanswered questions. Our thoughts and prayers continue for those affected by this tragedy....more

Is There a Doctor On the Plane? Medical Emergencies in the Air

Approximately two weeks ago I was on a plane traveling back home from New York. The flight was fairly typical. We boarded, we took off, we were given peanuts and we landed. However, what was very unusual about this flight...more

Ebola and Emergency Access to FDA Unapproved Drugs in Life-Threatening Situations

by BakerHostetler on

As public health officials accelerate their efforts to develop a vaccine to combat Ebola—one that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved for use—some may ask if there is ever an option for critically...more

Warrantless Entry Allowed In Response to 911 Call Where There Is Evidence Of Injury

by Varnum LLP on

Have you ever wondered, as a parent, as a child, or perhaps as a college roommate, what the police can do when you call 911 on behalf of another? In Stricker v. Twp. of Cambridge, Case No. 11-1998 (6th Cir. Jan. 14, 2013),...more

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