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2021
In recent years, balance billing from medical providers has attracted the attention of legislatures at both the state and federal level. On Jan. 1, 2021, Virginia’s balance billing law took effect that barred out-of-network providers from billing patients for emergency services, and barred balance billing for some prescheduled, nonemergency services at hospitals or other health...
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) June 10, 2021 to address the hazard posed to health care workers whose positions expose them to SARS-COVID-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The ETS provides guidelines for how these workplaces can reduce the risk of viral transmission to their employees. This standard applies...
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Signed into law earlier this year, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) is a comprehensive privacy law that will affect many businesses either based in Virginia or doing business with or marketing to consumers in the Commonwealth. As the name suggests, the VCDPA is designed to provide protections to consumer data, allowing consumers to...
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The new HIPAA “Safe Harbor” law H.R. 9898 became law on Jan. 5, 2021. It amended the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH Act”). This new safe harbor requires that, in the case of a data breach investigation, when calculating fines, evaluating audits or reviewing proposed mitigation steps, the Department of...
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The Virginia Board of Medicine is the regulatory arm of the Virginia Department of Health Professions and investigates any complaints made against a physician licensed in Virginia. As a physician, if you receive a notice in the mail, an email or call from the Virginia Board of Medicine, this notice must be given priority and...
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Michael C. Guanzon has been appointed to a three-year term to the Board of Managers (Directors) of the University of Virginia Alumni Association. Health care practice group leader Jonathan M. Joseph presented a program on information blocking and provider responsibilities under the 21st Century Cures Act at a May meeting of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards Quality...
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Christian & Barton real estate attorney David D. Redmond was named a Washington and Lee University Distinguished Five-Star Alumni Award winner. The honor recognizes conspicuous contributions to the University, community service and personal and professional achievements. During his career Redmond has been active in bar leadership, serving on the Richmond Bar Association’s Executive Committee and...
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Lauren E. Fisher White has been elected a partner of Christian & Barton. She focuses her practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation. Fisher White is secretary of the Federal Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law section and serves on the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association’s Richmond Chapter. She is a...
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