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The habits of healthcare consumers have changed: no longer do they perceive a medical visit as something necessarily separate from all other life events.
Happy New Year! 2015 brings more reasonable breach notification reporting periods for California healthcare providers
AB 1755 gives health facilities and those required to be licensed under Health & Safety Code Sections 1204, 1250, 1725 or 1745 15 business days to investigate and report violations of the California Medical Information Act.
Regulations that would have made employees of third-party home care agencies ineligible for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) companionship exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay have been struck down.
Health Alert — Julia Clare v Australian Community Pharmacy Authority; Dr Reid v Medical Council of NSW; and more
DLA Piper has released the 22 December 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has handed down a landmark judgment concerning the patentability of stem cells in Europe.
California’s Insurance Fraud Prevention Act: three unsettled issues the health sector should understand
California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, Ins. Code §§ 1871 et seq. (IFPA), is an unusual false claims statute.
Health Alert — changes to Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Cheney v Mid North Coast Local Health District; and more
DLA Piper has released the 15 December 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
DLA Piper has released the 8 December 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
DLA Piper has advised Pfizer on the $635m (£405m) acquisition of commercial vaccines from Baxter.
Binding arbitration in managed care contracts — six tips to tailor your dispute resolution provisions
The Affordable Care Act is moving millions of previously uninsured patients into commercial managed care health plans.
DLA Piper has advised Australian Securities Exchange-listed REVA Medical Inc on the issue of $25m (£15.8m) of convertible notes and also 8,750,000 options to an international investor consortium.
High Court restricts common law duty of care where hospitals/ doctors have statutory obligation to discharge from involuntary detention
This case provides some clear guidance on how the statutory obligations on doctors and hospitals to care for mentally ill persons in the ‘least restrictive’ manner relate to, and can limit, a duty of care.
Health Alert — Robinson v Ng; Dr A v Health District; Health Practitioner Regulation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014; and more
DLA Piper has released the 24 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Forbes has dubbed 2014 ‘The Year of the Whistleblower’. For healthcare providers, this designation has translated into millions of dollars in fines.
Health Alert — CMA adopts new policy on referrals; Queensland medical breakthrough; Mental Health Amendment Bill; and more
DLA Piper has released the 17 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
When a state agency strays into antitrust liability: four practical tips about professional self-interest
Are you a practising physician who sits on a state licensing board? Is your business affected by a state board with practising physicians on it?
While protecting workplaces from the Ebola virus, employers in the US should comply with federal and state employment discrimination, leave and privacy laws.
Health Alert — Whyte v Medical Council of NSW; Pisano v Health Solutions; measures in the fight against Ebola; and more
DLA Piper has released the 10 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
DLA Piper has announced that Jeanne Bossi-Malafosse will join the firm in Paris as counsel.
Food and Hospitality Bites — licensing and deregulation; the new requirements for allergen labelling; and more
This is the second edition of DLA Piper’s Food and Hospitality Bites, a publication for clients in the food, leisure, hospitality and licensed industries.