September 14, 2020

MLMIC Insight: Failure to Follow Established Policies and Procedures is a Leading Factor in Medical Malpractice Claims

Whether a solo practitioner, group practice or a large healthcare facility or system, taking steps to ensure that proper policies and procedures are established and followed is integral to enhancing patient safety.

April 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Maintaining Patient Confidentiality

Patient confidentiality breaches pose a significant risk in the healthcare setting. HIPAA and New York State laws govern your obligation to maintain the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI). Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

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.