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|You Are What You Ship: The Impact of FDA Final Rules on Freight Broker Responsibilities|
Brett Mares; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
December 19, 2016, previously published on Fall 2016A recent final rule issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the potential to vastly expand freight broker responsibilities.
|Florida Amendment 2 Rolls at the Polls: Getting into the Weeds of Medical Marijuana|
Peter Simmons, Drew Sorrell, Tara L. Tedrow; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
December 19, 2016, previously published on November 30, 2016By an overwhelming 71% of voters saying “yes” to Amendment 2 on Election Day, Floridians successfully made Florida the first Southern state to legalize medical marijuana.
|Illinois Hospital Warns of IVC Filter Dangers|
Waters Kraus LLP;
December 14, 2016, previously published on November 30, 2016A hospital in Joliet, Illinois is urging its patients implanted with inferior vena cava filters to have the medical devices removed. Peter Kraus, partner with blood clot filters law firm Waters Kraus & Paul, says the announcement is not surprising given the number of adverse reports about IVC...
|Must Your Stadium, Theater, or Museum Offer Complimentary Admission to Personal Care Providers?|
David H. Raizman, Amber L. Roller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 14, 2016, previously published on November 29, 2016Are public accommodations required to admit personal care providers for free? That’s the question that the lawyers in our Disability Access Practice Group have been hearing with increasing frequency since the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a decision in...
Care Facilities: Recent Developments on Use of Arbitration Agreements|
Damian J. Privitera, James A. Shannon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 14, 2016, previously published on November 28, 2016Three cases making their way through the courts demonstrate that the question of arbitration clauses in long-term care (LTC) facility admission agreements is an active and developing area of the law.
|Updates to the NPUAP’s Pressure Injury Staging System: Why They Do Not "Wound" Providers|
Michael Denning, Jessica Klaus; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
December 12, 2016, previously published on Fall 2016The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has recently updated its Pressure Injury Staging System to include modified definitions of certain terms and to provide a clarifying staging system to better address the different types of skin wounds commonly seen by medical professionals. The...
|CMS Publishes Sweeping Changes to SNF Conditions of Participation|
Michael Denning, Deanna Mool, Jay Znaniecki; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
December 12, 2016, previously published on Fall 2016On October 4, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule revising the conditions of participation that Long-Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The effective...
|Transitioning the ACA: Republicans Must Make Hard Choices|
Eli Greenspan, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
December 9, 2016, previously published on November 17, 2016As we look ahead to the 115th Congress, Republicans are likely to take up repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Repeal and replace is more accurately described as a transition where Republicans design a version of health care reform they will own and defend. In doing so, Republicans...
|Massachusetts Long Term Care Facility Regulations - Proposed Amendments|
M. Daria Niewenhous; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) continues its efforts to revise its regulations to comply with Executive Order 562, which requires all state agencies to review its regulations. Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) must currently comply with 3 separate regulations: 105 CMR 150.00...
|Five Important Themes to Watch in the Reform of FDA’s Off-Label Communications Policy|
Joanne S. Hawana, Benjamin Zegarelli; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
December 8, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016As we’ve previously reported, FDA has recently been forced to reexamine its legal position and enforcement policies related to drug and device manufacturers’ off-label communications. Although the Agency has for years resisted calls to loosen its long-standing prohibitions on the...