New York State Adopts Extensive Regulations Affecting Use of Restrictive/Intrusive Interventions With Developmentally Disabled Persons

January 22, 2013

Effective April 1, 2013, the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (“OPWDD”) adopted regulations that provide extensive requirements for interventions used in residential facilities and day programs licensed or operated by OPWDD to modify or control challenging behavior. Click  here to read the new regulations. The regulations set forth various new definitions, …

Estate Tax Rate Increases and Exemption Amount Made Permanent

January 16, 2013

The fall from the “fiscal cliff” has been averted with important changes for estate planning.. New York clients Click Here to read entire Legal Alert. New Jersey clients Click Here to read entire Legal Alert. Connecticut clients Click Here to read entire Legal Alert. * * * * * If you have any questions or …

New York Enacts the NY Safe Act of 2013; New Legislation Applicable to Mental Health Professionals

January 15, 2013

As many of you have heard from press reports, on January 15, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (the “Act”) that is designed to curb gun violence particularly in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. The Act contains new provisions that are important for …

OIG Issues Advisory Opinions on Co-Management Agreements

January 14, 2013

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a favorable advisory opinion on a co-management arrangement between a hospital and a physician group (Advisory Opinion 12-22).  While the OIG has issued over the years a number of favorable advisory opinions on gainsharing arrangements in which physicians are compensated for achieving cost-savings, the OIG has not, …