Although obtaining a patient’s acknowledgment of receipt of a covered entity’s Notice of Privacy Practices is one of the critical elements of HIPAA, compliance does not stop at this step.
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As a licensed practicing dentist, either you are, or should be aware, of the Oklahoma dentist who recently had his office shut down due to violations of appropriate infectious disease controls.
The recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Hess v. Gephart & Co., Inc. Pa. Supreme Court, Docket 104 MAP 2001, (Decided October 16, 2002) will most likely require employers and employees to re-examine their employment relationship where there has been a transfer of assets between companies and where those assets include employment contracts which contain restrictive covenants.
When a licensee faces charges before the State Board of Dentistry, one of the mechanisms to resolve the charges is through a Consent Agreement. This is an agreed-to penalty between the licensee and the prosecuting attorney which must be approved by the Board. Often times, such Agreements will include a probationary period.
The recent case of Savage, Sharkey, Riser & Szulborski Eyecare Consultants, P.C. v. Tanner continues a trend by Pennsylvania courts to strictly construe and enforce – to the letter – terms of restrictive covenants, and is another Pennsylvania case where a successor company was unable to enforce a covenant not-to-compete.
There is very little instruction in dental school regarding your roles and responsibility under the State Board of Dentistry. Likewise, once you are out of school and focusing on your practice, there is little time to consider the State Board of Dentistry.
Treating the minor patient presents numerous unique issues. This article will address several of the most frequently questioned legal issues as they pertain to the treatment of a minor patient.
For many first time drivers arrested on a driving under the influence charge, entry into an Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition Program (ARD) was believed to be a way to minimize the effect of the DUI charge. ARD provides that evidence of the criminal conviction will be expunged upon the completion of the program.
The HIPAA regulations recognize that the most frequent use of patient confidential information is in relation to the furtherance of treatment, payment, or other health care operations (“TPO”). Treatment includes the use or disclosure of the information for the furtherance of medical care to the individual.
There continues to be a proliferation of lawsuits asserting claims for personal injury from slip and fall cases, particularly from snow or icy weather. Plaintiff’s counsel in cases in which their clients have sustained significant injuries from a fall assert negligence by the property owners or property maintenance companies caused the fall.
The HIPAA privacy regulations have their genesis from a law that has been around for some time. The law came about at a time when the Clinton administration was giving considerable consideration to modifying the health care system as it existed in the United States.
One issue raised in the litigation is the attorney-client privilege. Cases hold that this privilege is generally not applicable to communications between a fiduciary and its attorney.
Dental school is geared toward providing you the education and experience to develop the tools necessary to practice the profession of dentistry with skill and competency. This article is intended to provide some highlights as to the more important business aspects of being a professional dentist.
As of December 1, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has amended its Local Criminal Rule 32.1.