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HTMLOSHA Announces Significant Alterations to Reporting Requirements
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule that significantly changes an employer’s duties to report workplace injuries to the agency.

 

HTMLFinal Meaningful Use Regulations Published
Courtney Scrubbs, David S. Szabo, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
On September 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published in the Federal Register a final rule on meaningful use. Significantly, the...

 

HTMLOSHA Makes Significant Revisions to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements
Tressi L. Cordaro, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements, revising the requirements for reporting work-related hospitalizations and requiring the reporting of all amputations and eye losses. Assistant...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Of Canada Denies Leave To Appeal From Decision Clarifying Available Disgorgement Remedies In Competition And Consumer Protection Claims
Michelle T. Maniago, Alessandra V. Nosko; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the plaintiffs’ motion for leave to appeal in Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare/Wyeth Soin de Sante Inc. The leave application arose from a 2014 British Columbia Court of Appeal decision that clarified whether plaintiffs...

 

HTMLPhoenix Firms Rising Out of the Ashes of Health and Safety Cases
Anne Davies; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014
This case is notable for the way in which the court approached the sentencing of a company and its director, where it appeared that a phoenix firm was likely to arise. It suggests a possible new approach from the court when dealing with so-called ‘phoenix’ firms in health and safety...

 

HTMLA (Second) Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Statutory Timeframe for Administrative Law Judge Review of Medicare Claims Appeals
Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
On August 26th, the Center for Medicare Advocacy filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The complaint alleges that, as implemented, the Medicare administrative review process is in violation of Medicare statutory obligations and the Fifth...

 

HTMLIs A "Legal Marijuana Business" Really Legal?
Bruce E. Reinhart; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
As more states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use, budding entrepreneurs believe they will get rich from marijuana businesses that comply with the laws of a particular state (so-called “legal marijuana businesses”). They see opportunities to grow marijuana, to own...

 

HTMLThe Creeping Union Part I: Could a “Micro-Union” Happen to You?
Gael Y. Hagan, Anne B. Sekel; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
Is it ever too early for a startup business to consider the potential impact of unionized labor on future operations? According to a line of cases stemming from a groundbreaking 2011 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision, the answer is “no.” In fact, as explained below, the...

 

HTMLSeptember 22 Deadline Looms: Less than Three Weeks Remain to Update Business Associate Agreements under Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule
Kevin Page, Colbey B. Reagan; Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its final HIPAA omnibus rule (“Omnibus Rule”) aimed at strengthening the privacy and security protections for health information. The year-long, extended “transition period” for covered...

 

HTMLFinal Meaningful Use Rule: CMS Loosens its Grip
Vinay Bhupathy, Aytan Dahukey; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) finalized a rule on August 29th which should give providers some breathing room in complying with meaningful use requirements for the Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) Incentive Program (the “Final Rule”)....

 


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