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Health Care Practice Group Co-Leader Douglas Grimm was recently quoted in a Healthcare Dive article.
Health Care Partner Anne Murphy was recently quoted by Bloomberg Law in an article titled “Hospitals Walk Legal Tightrope as Workers Speak Out on Virus.”
Accredited organizations should begin to prepare for the resumption of survey activity in a modified form. Organizations that are experiencing a COVID-19 surge or have other challenges may want to reach out to the accrediting organization to discuss the impact of survey activity at this time.
On May 12, the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued an Order Waiving Restrictions on Pharmacists Ordering and Collecting Specimens for COVID-19 Tests, under the authority of California Governor Newsom’s March 30 Executive Order.
Stephanie Trunk will present during the ABA International Law Section’s 2020 virtual annual meeting. She will discuss how different jurisdictions address consumers’ demand for affordability of prescription drug and medical devices.
The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) recently confirmed that the deadlines for reporting adverse actions against licensees have not been extended, despite the COVID-19 emergency.
DCA's Order Waiving Postgraduate Training License Deadline, effective as of May 6 under the authority of California Governor Newsom’s March 30 Executive Order, is the latest in a series of healthcare licensing waivers issued since March 31.
Since March 31, DCA has issued waivers pursuant to California Governor Newsom’s March 30 Executive Order, temporarily easing licensing requirements for PAs, NPs, CNMs, pre-licensure nursing programs and students, and other health care professionals, during the COVID-19 emergency period.
Partner Anne Murphy authored an article for The Governance Institute titled "The Governing Board’s Role in Assessing Possible Hospital Closure or Downsizing.”
California Temporarily Waives Additional Requirements for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs and Students
On May 4, California Department of Consumer Affairs issued another order waiving additional requirements for pre-licensure nursing programs and nursing students under Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (Code).
The California Court of Appeal recently overturned a $13 million jury verdict against the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in a gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a physician faculty member.
The Daily Journal named health care litigation partner Debra Albin-Riley a 2020 Top Health Care Lawyer in California. An April 22 article highlights Debra’s administrative litigation work in complex medical staff peer review hearings, and in serving as lead trial counsel in related court litigation.
On April 17, 2020, the California Attorney General released Opinion No. 15-301, clarifying the deadlines for peer review bodies to file reports to certain licensing agencies pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 805 (805 Reports).
The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued additional health professional licensing waivers to help the healthcare industry better respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Health Care Counsel Susanna Hathaway Murphy was recently quoted in Part B News on the recent COVID-related development of health care providers seeing patients strictly via telehealth as the pandemic rages on.
When a practitioner does not meet the medical staff’s standards, leaders have a wide variety of remedial and corrective action choices. Join us for a discussion on some of those surprisingly numerous options.
Recognizing the need to make health services available during the current state of emergency, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-43-20 (the “Order”) on April 3, 2020.
California Department of Consumer Affairs and California Department of Public Health Issue Limited Licensing Waivers
On March 30, 2020, in response to the continued spread of COVID-19, California Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-39-20, authorizing temporary adjustments to certain standards related to staffing and licensing requirements for healthcare facilities, providers, and professionals.
The recently passed CARES Act makes critical investments in telehealth and medicare reimbursements. We talked with Aaron Jacoby and Douglas Grimm about the impact the CARES Act will have on key components of the health care industry.
Partner Anne Murphy authored an article for The Governance Institute titled "Healthcare Board Oversight During the COVID-19 Pandemic." The article highlights key organizational approaches and risk areas for hospital and health system governing boards to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Care Practice Group Co-Leader Douglas Grimm was recently quoted in an International Business Times article discussing the potential destabilization of the US healthcare system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Care Co-Leader Lowell Brown was recently quoted in a Modern Healthcare article. The article reports on the increasing trend of prominent health systems to redeploy specialists who don't typically treat infectious diseases to care for patients battling COVID-19.
To address the COVID-19 national emergency, hospitals throughout the country are seeking to bolster their ranks of health care providers.
CMS Announces Prioritization of Survey Activities & Expected Self-Assessments for All Providers and Suppliers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors that provides further guidance regarding survey priorities for health care facilities, providers, and clinical laboratories due to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.