Patty Wise Interviewed in Wall Street Journal about Sexual Harassment

December 19, 2017

The Wall Street Journal recently sought input from Patty Wise as part of its increased coverage of sexual harassment issues. Patty addressed distinctions between conduct that is appropriate and inappropriate in the workpl...

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A Reminder to Employers: Taking a Step to Protect Yourselves

April 1, 2017

An April 2017 decision by the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals could expand an employer’s liability for adverse employment actions unless the employer takes steps to avoid it. The Sixth Circuit’s decisions apply in O...

By: Lisa E. Pizza

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March 2017 Update on Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program: Second Opportunity for Public Comment on Physician Rules

March 24, 2017

On March 23rd, it was posted that the Program has opened the second opportunity for public comment on the proposed Physician Rules. These proposed rules have been filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office as part of th...

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OIG Examines CMP Exception for Promoting Access to Care

March 13, 2017

On March 10, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted Advisory Opinion 17-01. The Advisory Opinion is available here. The OIG issued this favorable opinion on a proposal by an Academic Medical Center, including ...

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Form I-9 Reminder and Update

March 2, 2017

ALL employers, with very few exceptions, are required to have a properly completed Form I-9 for every employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986. Form I-9 is essentially the form that verifies the identity of the employee and confi...

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School Law Update: U.S. Supreme Court Changes Understanding of IDEA Exhaustion

February 27, 2017

For 30 years, the education community has understood that the “exhaustion” provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) meant that when a parent or student claims that their rights under the American...

By: Lisa E. Pizza

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March 1, 2017 Deadline Approaches for Reporting Smaller Breaches of Unsecured PHI

February 10, 2017

HIPAA “Covered Entities” potentially have multiple notification obligations following breaches of unsecured protected health information (“PHI”). These obligations are shaped by the number of persons affected by the breach...

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Update on Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

February 3, 2017

On January 27, 2017, it was posted to the webpage for the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (the “Program”) that the Board of Pharmacy is seeking comment on draft rules that govern registration of patients with qualif...

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Health Law and Compliance Alert Update: Recent OIG Final Rules Affect CMP Authorities and Impact Patient Access to Care

January 13, 2017

The team at Spengler Nathanson issued a previous Alert on the passage of two new final rules by the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) in December 2016. These rules can be found at 81 Fed. Reg. 88334 and 81 Fed. Reg. 8836...

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Changes to Ohio’s Concealed Carry License (CCL) Laws

December 23, 2016

On December 19, 2016, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 199. The law will take effect on March 13, 2017. Several areas of change generated considerable controversy during the legislative process: Changes Affecting C...

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OIG Increases Monetary Thresholds for Gifts of “Nominal Value” to Beneficiaries — and Issues Final Rules Amending CMP Regulations and Adding FAKS Safe Harbors

December 7, 2016

OIG Increases Monetary Thresholds for Gifts of “Nominal Value” to Beneficiaries As of December 7, 2016, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) has increased the amounts for the items or services it interprets to be “inex...

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Court Halts Overtime Rule Change

November 25, 2016

On November 22, 2016, the federal district court judge handling a lawsuit filed by a number of states and business groups issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation and...

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