NYC MANDATES VACCINATION FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYEES

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email Jessica On December 13, 2021, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an emergency Order mandating Covid-19 vaccination for private employees pursuant to Section 3.01(d) of the Health Code and Sections 556 and 558 of the New York City Charter. The emergency Order requires covered businesses […]

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HEALTHCARE FRAUD: SELF-DISCLOSURE PROTOCOL UPDATE

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Seth A. Nadel, Esq.Email MathewEmail Seth What is healthcare fraud? There are the obvious cases of greed, such as physicians billing for fictitious patients, services never performed, and the rendering of unnecessary medical procedures.  However, there is more to healthcare fraud than the obvious. This includes widely practiced rule-bending to […]

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WEISS ZARETT WINS REVERSAL ON APPEAL AND DISMISSAL OF TORTIOUS-INTERFERENCE CLAIMS

By Michael D. Brofman, Esq. & Michael J. Spithogiannis, Esq.Email Michael BrofmanEmail Michael Spithogiannis Imagine winning litigation after being a defendant in a contract dispute and then having the plaintiff start another suit arising out of the same contract but on a different theory.  That is essentially the issue that Weiss Zarett faced recently in its […]

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Courts Enforce Contracts As Written – Except Sometimes

By Michael J. Spithogiannis, Esq. & Floyd Grossman, Esq.Email MichaelEmail Floyd A lawsuit is the last thing you would expect when signing a real-estate contract.  And if litigation does ensue, you would expect a court to follow established rules of contract interpretation and hold the parties to what they signed.  Here we examine a recent court decision […]

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Understanding Dental Employment Contracts

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq.Email Mathew Unfortunately, yet understandably, most dentists are reluctant to read all of the provisions in their employment contracts in the belief that they face a “take it or leave it” quandary. However, dentists often do not realize that while there are provisions in such contracts that are standard in the […]

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Weiss Zarett & the PAP (Physician Advocacy Program)

Weiss Zarett will continue to offer the PAP (Physician Advocacy Program) for 2022 and we will be providing the same services. The 3 programs offered by the 2022 PAP are as follows: Premium Program $949 per year  Legal representation in connection with a matter before the OPMC, OPD, OMIG, MAC, OIG, QIO, OSHA or OCR.   Providers […]

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Heavy HIPAA Enforcement Efforts!

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq.Email Mathew To date, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) has resolved 98% of nearly 257,000 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule complaints. OCR has settled and imposed civil monetary penalties totaling $130,980,482.00. According to the HIPAA Journal, in recent years OCR’s enforcement efforts increased. […]

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Banking in the Cannabis Industry: Update on the SAFE Banking Act

By Mauro Viskovic Esq.Email Mauro On April 19, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2021, which would serve to greatly expand the financing alternatives to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses.  The bill is currently sitting within the Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing and […]

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Mandatory Vaccination for Healthcare Workers Expanded by New Emergency Regulations

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email Jessica On August 26, 2021, the New York State Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council in Albany voted to amend the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR), significantly expanding the emergency Covid-19 vaccination mandate previously announced by former Governor Andrew […]

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New York State’s Newly-Announced Vaccine Mandate Policy for Healthcare Entities

By Joshua D. Sussman, Esq., Beth E. Roxland, Esq., Jessica Woodrow, Esq. & Carla Hogan, Esq.Email Joshua Email BethEmail JessicaEmail Carla On August 16, Governor Cuomo announced a new vaccine mandate for New York State healthcare workers. This announcement aligns with the Department of Labor’s OSHA June emergency temporary standard, the Center for Disease Control’s July […]

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