We help our clients stay informed and current with the regulatory environment of the ever-changing health care industry by authoring and publishing articles and manuals that explain the law and its requirements in an understandable way that assists in legal compliance before problems arise. The following list contains our current articles:

 

Health Law

Patient Abandonment - A health care provider may decide or be forced to terminate services to a patient for any one of a variety of reasons.

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HIPAA

Are You Covered By HIPAA?

Employment Law

Are Probationary Periods Necessary? - Unless carefully drafted, probationary period language can cause problems.

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Downsizing Your Workforce - Choose your euphemism: "downsizing," "rightsizing," "reduction in force" (RIF).

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Independent Contractor Versus Employee - Mr. Gilliland has written a paper for the National Private Duty Association entitled, “Independent Contractor Versus Employee: A Fundamental Legal Challenge When Providing Home Care Services using Independent Contractors.”

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Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have published Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers.

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Wage and Hour For Health Care Employers - 30 Common Questions - The Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor has expanded its enforcement efforts to assure compliance by health care employers with minimum wage and overtime pay laws. Health care employers will be audited for compliance even though no employee has complained and is now much more likely to be the subject of an investigation than in the past.

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