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The Copyright Claims Board: Key Considerations in this Alternative Venue for Small Copyright Disputes

Individuals involved in relatively small or specialized copyright infringement disputes now have an alternative to potentially costly and time-consuming lawsuits in federal district court. It is anticipated...

Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Certain Medicare- and Medicaid-certified Providers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with comment period (IFR or Rule) effective Nov. 5, 2021 that requires certain Medicare-...

New Laws and Regulations on Surprise Billing Practices

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...

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19

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...

Preparing Your Business for Compliance with Virginia’s New Consumer Data Protection Act

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...

New HIPAA Safe Harbor Law

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...
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