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SAMHSA ’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

SAMHSA ’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

Mar 22, 2017
On March 21, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”)’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (“42 CFR Part 2” or “Part 2”) took effect.
Healthcare Alert: Texting of Patient Care Orders Banned by Joint Commission

Healthcare Alert: Texting of Patient Care Orders Banned by Joint Commission

Jan 16, 2017
The Joint Commission, which establishes standards for healthcare organizations related to the provision of safe, high quality care and accredits those organizations who meet the standards, has recently announced that the use of secure text messaging platforms to transmit patient care orders is prohibited.
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Alert for Mental Health Care Professionals in Vermont

Sep 27, 2016
On September 16, 2016, the Vermont Supreme Court issued an amended Opinion in the matter of Kuligoski et al. vs. Brattleboro Retreat and Northeast Kingdom Human Services (Docket No. 2014-396), regarding…
By: Linda Peruzzi

Healthcare Provider Alert: Transgender-Affirming Healthcare Policies and Practices

Sep 06, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a Final Rule, implementing the civil rights provision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Act), which prohibits discrimination on the basis…
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The Speaking Circuit

Aug 12, 2016
Anne Cramer and I are doing a lot of talks these days to groups, whether clients or not, about recent developments in health law (that seems like a redundant phrase, given the breakneck pace at which health…