Florida Governor Signs New Data Breach Law Requiring All Businesses to Implement Security Controls
June 27 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
After being unanimously passed by the Florida legislature on April 30, 2014, on June 20, 2014, Florida's Governor Rick Scott signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (Act ...read more
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According to HHS Attorney, HIPAA Enforcement to Increase
June 13 2014
Posted in: HIPAA
Yesterday, Law360 reported on some interesting comments made by Jerome B. Meites, a chief regional civil rights counsel at HHS (speaking on his own behalf) at the American Bar ...read more
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OIG Proposes Rules to Expand Exclusion and CMP Authorities
May 26 2014
Posted in: Healthcare Fraud
Over the last several years, the Federal Governments enforcement efforts have continued to bear fruit. On February 26, 2014, the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services ...read more
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Is Any Telemedicine Permitted in Florida?
May 26 2014
Posted in: Telemedicine
The Florida legislature recently attempted to pass a telemedicine law, which would have significantly expanded the scope of permissible telemedicine in Florida. But, the bill (CS/SB 1646) died in ...read more
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OCR Reminds Covered Entities to Choose Friends Carefully
May 8 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
Lack of Technical Controls Leads to Two Settlements with OCR for $4.8M. On May 8, 2014, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement with New York and ...read more
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Collecting a Customer's Zip Code Leads to Privacy Lawsuit
May 7 2014
Posted in: Privacy Litigation
Plaintiff Lauren Miller filed a class action lawsuit against Free People (a subsidiary of Urban Outfitters) on March 26, 2014 in a state court in Massachusetts alleging that Free ...read more
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Is the HIPAA EMR/EHR Mandate Required by ALL Medical Providers?
May 5 2014
Posted in: FAQ
Is the HIPAA EMR/EHR Mandate Required by ALL Medical Providers? Recently, an interesting question was posed to me by a colleague regarding a so-called 'HIPAA EMR/EHR mandate' and whether ...read more
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FTC Takes a Closer Look at Competition in Healthcare
May 5 2014
Posted in: Healthcare Competition
The FTC has become increasingly interested in the competition in the healthcare sector. The FTC held a workshop on March 20 and 21, 2014 to more closely examine fives ...read more
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OCR Settles with Two Entities for $1.9M Over Breaches Resulting from Stolen (Unencypted) Laptops
April 22 2014
Posted in: Data Breach
HHS announced on April 22, 2014 that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has settled with Springfield Missouri Physical Therapy Center and QCA Health Plan, Inc. of Arkansas for ...read more
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11/30/14 Can a Board of Medicine Use the State’s Prescription Drug Database in Investigating Physician Actions?

11/29/14 Under the Florida Telemedicine Rule, Can a Physical be Conducted by Telemedicine?

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