The 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule Has Taken Effect

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Jessica Woodrow, Esq. Email Mathew Email Jessica After years of anticipation, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (“ONC”) issued its Cures Act Final Rule on Interoperability, Information Blocking, and Open Notes, effective April 5, 2021. This important issuance, which originated with the 21st Century Cures Act […]

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New Workplace Law to Protect from Infectious Disease Spread

By: Carla Hogan, Esq. & Zoila Sanchez, J.D., M.P.H. Email Carla Email Zoila As many return back to the workplace upon getting vaccinated, efforts are required to ensure we continue to guard against the infectious diseases spreading in the workplace. The recently enacted NY HERO Act guides workplaces on how to best protect their employees. […]

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers As Investments

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. and Mauro Viskovic, Esq.  Investments in ambulatory surgery centers (“ASC”) appear to be on the rise. On April 29, 2021, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted an important advisory opinion¹ in which it concluded that a specific investment in an ASC by certain medical providers would not result in […]

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DID YOU SIGN A NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT?

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq.Email the Author These days, more and more companies are requiring their employees to sign restrictive covenant agreements.  These are agreements that are designed to protect a business’s legitimate interests and assets from being misappropriated or improperly utilized by a former employee.  Such agreements often contain non-competition provisions, which may provide that an employee is […]

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EEOC TO RESUME DATA COLLECTION APRIL 26, 2021

By Carla Hogan, Esq.Email the Author The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces federal laws applicable generally to employers with 15 or more employees (age discrimination requires 20 employees) and prohibits discriminating against a job applicant or employee because of an employee’s protected characteristics such as race, gender and age, among others.  The laws apply […]

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HHS Exercises Discretion and Declines to Enforce HIPAA Privacy Rules for Use of Web-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling Platforms

By Seth A. Nadel, Esq.Email the Author On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notification that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the entity responsible for enforcement of HIPAA privacy rules, would exercise its discretion and decline to impose penalties against certain covered entities or their business […]

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Parentage Proceedings Under the Child Parent Security Act

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author This is the fourth installment in the four-part series  The Child-Parent Security Act: Embarking on the Surrogacy Journey The Child Parent Security Act is poised to impact thousands of New Yorkers seeking to start or grow families through third party reproduction. Set to take effect February 15, 2021, the […]

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New York’s Novel Surrogate’s Bill of Rights Provides Unprecedented Protection for Gestational Surrogates

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author This is the third installment in the four-part series  The Child-Parent Security Act: Embarking on the Surrogacy Journey Beginning on February 15, 2021, New Yorkers will be able to legally enter into compensated gestational surrogacy arrangements for the first time. One of the last holdout states in the country, […]

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