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California Medicaid Agency Proposes Significant Restrictions on FQHC and RHC Reimbursement

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

California’s Medicaid agency has posted draft language of a new state plan amendment (SPA) that would make major changes to federally qualified health center (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) reimbursement. Public comments...more

Issues Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries Should Watch

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Once upon a time, our retirement plan worries were primarily generated by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DoL”) or the Internal Revenue Service and their regulatory and enforcement efforts. In more recent times we have seen...more

Ontario Responds to “Buy American” Measures with the Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018

The Government of Ontario has passed the Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Act) in response to measures taken in certain U.S. jurisdictions that restrict Ontario businesses’ opportunities to participate in public...more

Stricter compliance measures for listed companies

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The Corporate Governance Council (the CG Council), through its recently issued consultation paper, has proposed amendments to the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance (the CG Code 2012) and the Listing Rules of the...more

California Approves Regulations for Driverless Autonomous Vehicles

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On February 26, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law ("OAL") approved the California Department of Motor Vehicles' ("Cal DMV") proposed regulations allowing the testing and deployment of fully autonomous vehicles...more

FEHC Proposes Regulations to Implement California’s New “Ban the Box” and “New Parent Leave” Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

Recently, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed new draft regulations to implement provisions of two key employment statutes enacted last year. Last year, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill...more

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chief of Staff Provides Project KISS Update

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chief of Staff Michael Gill provided an update on the CFTC's Project KISS initiative at the CFTC KISS Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. He said that after a thorough review of public...more

California Issues Revised Proposed Underground Gas Storage Regulations

On February 12, 2018, the California Department of Conservation (“DOC”) issued a public notice announcing revisions to the text of the proposed regulations in the rulemaking for California Underground Gas Storage Projects. ...more

HHS to Collect Data From the EMS System: Good Time to Examine Accounting, Cost, Billing, and Collection Systems

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

While recent legislation impacting the Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/ambulance industry drew attention inside the industry for its reduction in Health and Human Services’ (HHS) spend on non-emergent dialysis transports and...more

Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission Regulation 36 (Used Tire Recycling and Accountability Program) Proposed...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) announced that the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (“APC&EC”) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on proposed amendments to emergency...more

New York is Proposing Changes to its Alcohol Licensing Rules

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As part of the Governor’s Budget Proposal, several changes are proposed for Alcohol Producers and sellers....more

Tip Regulations: The Fundamental Legal Issue

by Fisher Phillips on

This week marked the close of the period for public comment on the U.S. Department of Labor's (USDOL) proposed rescission of the hotly-debated regulatory text that, essentially, extended certain tip credit restrictions to...more

UK House of Lords rejects public beneficial ownership registers for British Overseas Territories

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On 17 January 2018, the House of Lords voted against an amendment to the proposed Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that sought to create a publicly accessible register of the beneficial ownership of companies...more

Comments Solicited on New Telemedicine Accreditation Standards

by Baker Ober Health Law on

On January 25, 2018, the ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) announced the release of draft standards within CHQI's Telemedicine Accreditation Program. The standards are intended to assess the quality and effectiveness of...more

The Regulation Of Skill-Based Gaming Devices In New Jersey Continues To Evolve

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The regulation of skill-based gaming devices in New Jersey has continued to evolve. Most recently, on January 16, 2018, the proposed permanent regulation for skill-based gaming devices (N.J.A.C. 13:69-1.28Y) was not adopted...more

Our Ear In The Crowd: FEHC Hears Comments On New Regulations

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The Fair Employment and Housing Council issues regulations to implement California’s employment and housing anti-discrimination laws, including the FEHA, the CFRA, and the Unruh and Ralph Civil Rights Acts....more

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Releases Draft of Regulations for Implementation of Adult-Use Marijuana

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

On December 21, 2017, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission filed a first draft of regulations for the purpose of implementing the legality of adult use of marijuana. The draft—935 CMR 500.000—reflects more than 80...more

Life in the Slow Lane? What the Net Neutrality Repeal May Mean for Telehealth Services

Will the repeal of the net neutrality rules negatively impact the provision of TELEHEALTH SERVICES, which require robust and reliable internet connectivity? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers...more

Pennsylvania Announces Plans to Make More Workers Eligible for Overtime

It’s like déjà vu all over again. It seems like just yesterday, but it’s nearly four years ago that then-President Barack Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to “modernize and streamline” the Fair Labor...more

HHS Takes Action to Protect Religious Beliefs and Moral Convictions

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On January 19, 2018, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced its new policy entitled “HHS Takes Major Actions to Protect Conscience Rights and Life”. This policy initiative announced by HHS...more

10 EU Competition & Regulatory Trends to Watch for in 2018

Introduction - Our “trends for 2018” are only a selection of interesting developments to watch for in 2018. Within the political and legislative cycle of the European Union, 2018 promises to be an eventful year, given...more

Maryland Telehealth Update: RPM, Store and Forward and Looking Ahead

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The Maryland Medicaid telehealth landscape saw some expansion in late 2017. The growth may not go as far as stakeholders desire, but it is movement nonetheless....more

New Year, New CIL Regs to save £millions

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The New Year has started off with a bang as changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 were laid before Parliament.  The draft 2018 Regulations correct an unintended defect in the current...more

In Proposed Regulations CMS Requests Information on Changes to Part D Negotiated Prices

Today, January 16, 2018 is the deadline for interested parties to submit comments to CMS regarding the proposed contract year 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D regulations. The proposed rule focuses on many issues. In...more

The Department of Labor’s Newly Issued Association Health Plan Proposed Regulations Include Welcome Changes for Employers But...

On January 3, 2018, the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations that will make it easier for small employers to band together to form “association health plans” (“AHPs”), thereby providing access to more liberal...more

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