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HTMLFTC Urges State Legislators to Reconsider Limitations on Nurse Practitioners’ Scope of Practice
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a policy paper urging state legislators to carefully evaluate proposals that limit nurse practitioners’ scope of practice. Nurse practitioners (also known as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, or APRNs) are registered nurses who have been...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Decisions Impact Higher Education
Ben Irwin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
In recent weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court issued several key decisions that have - or may have in the future - implications for institutions of higher education. These rulings focused on the protection of digital information on cellphones, the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, the...

 

HTMLDramatic Change to Scope of Anti-Dumping Duty Order Puts Many Importers at Risk
Jeffrey S. Neeley, Robert D. Stang; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In a scope ruling issued May 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) found that four chests marketed as living room pieces were within the scope of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China. The scope ruling was made at...

 

HTMLNLRB Recess Appointments Found Unlawful by Supreme Court
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
The last year or so has not been a good one for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Time and time again the courts have shot down the Board in a number of matters, including the Board’s notice posting rule, its attempt to modify its own election rules for processing representation...

 

HTMLNew FDA Current Good Manufacturing Processes Rule Expected for Animal Food Manufacturers
Diane J. Romza-Kutz, Fredric E. Roth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in March of 2011, the FDA was given a mandate to update its regulations to create a new set of regulations/rules that enables it to prevent the introduction of adulterated food into the human and animal food supply in the U.S., as opposed...

 

HTMLIs Your Employment Application Legal?
Michaelle L. Baumert; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
“Ban the Box” laws continue to crop up across the country. “Ban the Box” laws prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history prior to the first or second interview or until an offer is made. While “Ban the Box” laws do not prevent...

 

HTMLThe Favorable Trends in Suspension and Debarment
Elizabeth Sebesky; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 6, 2014
In its May 2014 report, the GAO found that the total number of contractor suspension and debarment actions continues to rise, more than doubling from 1,836 in FY 2009 to 4,812 in FY 2013. At a high level, the increase in suspension and debarments tracks the dramatic rise in federal contract...

 

HTMLIs One Really Better Than Many? The Unified Medical Staff Conundrum
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final revisions (“Final Rule”) to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) on May 12, 2014. Among other things, CMS proposed to revise its current interpretation of the hospital medical staff composition at 42...

 

HTMLUnmanned Aircraft Systems Regulatory Update: Federal Audit Outlines Significant Obstacles to the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System
Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Congress received a comprehensive audit report this week focused on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) progress integrating Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The audit report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government EmployeesClarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government Employees
Curtis R. Summers; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Lane v. Franks, a case closely watched by public employers, institutions of higher education, and employment lawyers. The case is about First Amendment-protected speech for government employees and qualified immunity for...

 


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