Practice Area: Health Law

Health Law Journal- Vol. 29 No. 1

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Telehealth Regulations Change in a Post-Pandemic World

As the COVID-19 pandemic made digital and telehealth services necessary, governments eased regulations for access. Now that the crisis is over, regulations are returning, and states are reexamining their procedures. Randi Seigel, health care partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, briskly examined the past, present and future of telehealth regulations at a meeting of the … Continued

HIPAA Interviews Revisited, and Whose Body Is It?

In 2023 it is hard to understand why the medical profession, always based (at least, in modern times) on science and increasingly utilizing technology (sometimes in frightening ways), is one of the only professions that continue to rely on fax machines for sending and receiving patient information. The stated reason: privacy requirements under Health and … Continued

Health Law Journal- Vol. 28 No. 3

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Ten Deposition Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

Planning, preparation and mastering your presence during a deposition are key to a successful experience. Scott Occhiogrosso, partner at Block, O’Toole and Murphy, hosted a CLE called “Ten Deposition Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way.” Occhiogrosso specializes in catastrophic construction accidents and serious personal injury cases in New York City. His background … Continued

New York State Bar Association Task Force Searches for Ways to Reduce Homelessness While Protecting Civil Liberties

The New York State Bar Association is launching a new task force that will examine the impact of homelessness and explore ways that governments can intervene so that fewer people will be living on the streets. More than 74,000 New Yorkers are homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. “Homelessness is a crisis, … Continued

Abortion Pills Face Uncertain Future After Dobbs

After Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization made abortion unavailable in many states, an increasing number of patients have turned to the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol for medication abortions. But mifepristone is facing a challenge to its long-standing Food and Drug Administration approval. At a virtual webinar sponsored by the Women in Law Section, panelists … Continued

Health Law Journal- Vol. 28 No. 2

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New York State Bar Association Supports Key Investments in Governor’s Budget Proposal

The New York State Bar Association supports the key investments important to the association’s membership  that Gov. Hochul has included in her preliminary budget proposal. In particular, the association favors  the expansion and protection of reproductive health care, landmark investment in mental health care, significant criminal justice initiatives and improvements to the housing stock. The … Continued