November 4, 2020

OCR Settlement Underscores Importance of Providing Patients with Timely Access to Medical Records

A recent settlement issued by the Office for Civil Rights highlights the importance of adhering to HIPAA’s Right of Access Initiative, a directive requiring covered entities to provide patients, upon request, with timely access to their protected health information.

April 10, 2020

New York Public Health Law Provides Immunity for Facilities and Professionals Responding to COVID-19

New York has enacted the Emergency Disaster Treatment Protection Act, a new statute in the Public Health Law that provides healthcare facilities and professionals immunity from civil or criminal liability when delivering care related to COVID-19.

April 10, 2020

Cuomo Executive Order Extends the Suspension and Modifications of Healthcare Regulations during COVID-19 Pandemic

A new Executive Order issued by New York Governor Cuomo continues certain healthcare and malpractice liability directives outlined in previous Executive Orders that address the COVID-19 pandemic.