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Is your e-PHI Secure? ONC and OCR Update HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool

October 2018 marks the 15th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In honor of this occasion, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have jointly launched an updated HIPAA Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool to help covered entities and business associates comply with … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Holding in Sexual Orientation Fair Housing Lawsuit May Foreshadow Similar Claims Brought Against Health Care Providers

On August 27, 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an Illinois District Court in holding that a seventy-year-old homosexual woman could maintain her Fair Housing Act (FHA) claims against retirement community, Glen St. Andrew Living Community, for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent the “torrent of physical and verbal abuse from other … Continue Reading

Labor Board Approves Expedited Union Election Rules

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has voted 2-to-1 to approve Chairman Mark Pearce’s resolution to adopt a limited number of amendments to the NLRB election process.  According to the agency, the modified elections rules are intended to reduce “unnecessary pre-election litigation.”     The six amendments grant the NLRB and its hearing officers significant latitude in … Continue Reading
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