Deadline to Report 2012 Breaches Approaches Quickly

February 26, 2013

Remember to electronically file reports of all HIPAA breaches (i.e., unauthorized disclosure of patient information involving unsecured protected health information) which occurred in 2012.  The report must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights by February 28, 2013.  The following link will take you to the report …

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act: Lots of Rules and Penalties. So Where is the Sunshine?

February 25, 2013

On February 8, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published the Final Rule for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (the “Sunshine Act”) which will impact physicians and teaching hospitals who receive anything of value from manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies covered under Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s health Insurance …

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 …