Healthcare

The Washington State Legislature has again amended the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Act.  This amendment is effective June 9, 2022.  Here is a list of the most significant changes to the law:

  • First six weeks of postnatal leave for incapacitated employee is presumptively medical leave. During the six-week postnatal period, any PFML used by an employee who

Is your medical practice ready for the continued fast-growing use of remote technology to deliver healthcare services? Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced hospitals and clinics to shift to new ways to ensure patients received the proper care, telehealth services were on the rise.Yet it was the pandemic that has accelerated the shift of telehealth into what seems to be

Front- and back office healthcare professionals know just how stressful their workplace can be on a normal, pre-pandemic day. But 18 months and counting of COVID-19 affecting nearly every aspect of life, it’s been a difficult road for medical clinic staff especially. Nerves are frayed, people are on edge, and everyone’s base level of everyday stress has leveled up.

But

Patient referrals are an integral part of healthcare, providing seamless and continuous care as laid out in the patient’s treatment plan, so the patient sees the right specialist at the appropriate time.

But anyone working in healthcare knows that it doesn’t always play out this way in medical practices.

According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, of the 105 million

On July 1, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued new regulations[1] (the “Regulations”) effective immediately that more narrowly limit the circumstances under which instances of unauthorized access to medical information have to be reported to CDPH.  The new regulations also give CDPH more discretion to adjust penalties for violations.  The Regulations complement Section 1280.15

On April 19, 2020, Judge James V. Selna of the United States District Court, Central District of California, granted a motion to declare pro se plaintiff Peter Strojnik, Sr. a vexatious litigant, requiring him to obtain the permission of the Court before filing any future accessibility lawsuits with the District Court. Federal courts by statute have the discretion to enjoin

Soon after San Jose passed its supplemental paid sick leave ordinance to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, it issued further guidance regarding the leave. The Director of the Office of Equality Assurance, the office charged with enforcement of the emergency ordinance, has also issued an opinion letter to provide additional information. The opinion letter addresses the question of whether an