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Federal and state authorities have granted health care practitioners flexibilities to offer telemedicine services to their patients during the pandemic. Information on the regulatory and reimbursement waivers can be found here. This item has been provided as an informational service and does not constitute legal counsel or advice, which can only be rendered in the context...
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As Virginia law recognizes the validity of both electronic signatures and electronic notarization, legal activity and transactions can move forward without compromising vital social distancing protocols designed to limit COVID-19 spread. The legal basis for e-signatures was established at the federal level in 1999. Next, states set about adopting comparable legislation to enable their electronic...
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Three Virginia health system executives participated in a virtual discussion about COVID-19 from a provider’s perspective. The hour-long program was part of the 16th Annual Virginia Health Care Practitioners’ Roundtable sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association’s Health Law Section Oct. 22. The conversation series topics included: practitioner burnout, team efforts, moving carefully when there’s pressure...
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Health Privacy Rule RevisedCFR Part 2 substance use disorder record confidentiality requirements have been updated. The changes significantly modify the regulation to better align it with HIPAA. Information can be found here. This item has been provided as an informational service and does not constitute legal counsel or advice, which can only be rendered in the...
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law March 27, 2020. While the foundation of the Act economically supports individuals, small businesses and industries hard hit by COVID-19, key provisions directly affect the health care industry. Providers should be aware of the information found here. This item has been provided...
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We are already seeing situations where businesses cannot meet their contractual obligations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the things businesses should consider is whether their failure to perform is legally excused.Written contracts often have provisions that excuse performance in the event of unforeseen, intervening circumstances. Sometimes they may appear as “Force Majeure” clauses...
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Christian & Barton welcomes attorneys Steven W. Lippman and Robert D. Michaux to the firm. Lippman is an associate in the firm’s business law and health care practice groups. He received his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and his undergraduate degree from James Madison University. Michaux is counsel in the...
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As chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Division, R. Braxton Hill IV has begun a two-year term on the organization’s Board of Governors. Michael J. Quinan, who serves as VBA general counsel, will continue his role on the board. Bar Service and Leadership Cliona M. Robb now serves as chair of the...
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Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) and Christian & Barton litigator Ford Stephens recently collaborated on creating an American Brown Ale with Three Notch’d RVA Collab House. LMR named the resulting limited edition brew “Here to Serve.” Stephens is a homebrewing enthusiast who brought his knowledge of the process and a solid brewing vocabulary to the collaboration....
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Roman Lifson was the subject of “Driving Ambition,” an article that appeared in UVA Lawyer. The feature profiled both his road racing experience and his motorsports law practice. Speaking Engagements Chris Gill, Brack Hill, and Jon Joseph participated in presentations and panel discussions at the Virginia Bar Association’s 127th Annual Meeting. Henry Willett presented a webinar focused on the Financial...
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