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2022

2022

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), a comprehensive privacy law that will affect many businesses either based in Virginia or doing business with or marketing to consumers in the Commonwealth next year, has been amended by the 2022 General Assembly. The amendments relate to consumer requests to delete personal data held by a business,...
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The U.S. Copyright Office issued final rules for how business entities can designate agents to receive Copyright Claims Board (CCB) claim notices and how libraries and archives can preemptively opt out of CCB claim proceedings. The CCB, which will eventually provide a voluntary alternative to federal court, is designed to be an efficient, cost-effective forum...
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Two years after enacting the nation’s first COVID-19 safety regulations for employers, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board revoked the standard effective March 23, 2022. The Board adopted the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) recommendation that COVID-19 no longer posed a “grave danger” to employees. For most employers, this means the legal...
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The global pandemic created an urgent need to both safely access and deliver health care services. Telemedicine instantly met that need. Although many think of telemedicine services being provided on an outpatient basis during the pandemic, hospitals, especially rural ones, benefited greatly from the expansion of telemedicine services, especially under Medicare. However, Medicare (and accreditation...
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The Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), passed by the General Assembly in 2020, in part incentivizes commercial, industrial, educational, health care, governmental and other large-scale energy customers to move toward renewable energy by becoming Accelerated Renewable Energy Buyers (ARBs). Customers that become ARB certified, depending on their ARB designation, stand to avoid potentially significant, increasing...
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