A new MLMIC publication, The Albany Report, is intended to enhance this advocacy by providing policyholders with a concise, insiders’ view of pending legislative, regulatory and political developments that have an impact on the NYS medical malpractice insurance marketplace.
The Joint Commission (JC) issued a clarification reversing its position on the texting of medical orders: “The use of secure text orders is not permitted at this time.”
The Joint Commission (JC) has updated its 2011 memo regarding texting orders. It now allows for the immediate use of texting for medical orders providing certain criteria are met.
As part of New York’s efforts to curb opioid abuse, Governor Cuomo recently signed legislation to amend New York State Public Health Law §3331, which will take effect on July 22, 2016. Restrictions have been put in place to limit initial narcotic prescriptions to seven days.