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Audio and video monitoring of patients, also known as telesitting, is an effective tool to improve patient safety. But there are federal and state regulations to be considered when this form of telehealth is used in the patient care environment. More information can be found here. This item has been provided as an informational service and...
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued revised guidance Dec. 16, 2020 addressing COVID-19 vaccinations in the employment context. 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 context of specific factual situations. If...
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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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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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