The First Session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature convened January 6, 2021. Bill introduction concluded January 20, 2021. The session is scheduled to conclude on June 10, 2021. As of Friday, May 14, 2021, there are 12 days left in the session. An updated chart of all First Session bills related to […]
The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule last winter. While comments were originally due in March, OCR extended the timeline until May 6, 2021. To comment before the deadline, you should use the comment portal available on federalregister.gov.
On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated and unanimous ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) clarifying the definition of automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”). The TCPA was enacted to limit abusive telemarketing actions by setting limits on the use of ATDS’s. The TCPA regulates […]
The legislatures in Iowa and Nebraska both updated licensure statues for physician assistants (PAs) in 2020. The focuses of the statutory amendments were slightly different in the two states, but both had the effect of providing greater PA independence from their supervising physicians. Legislative action gained steam after nurse practitioners […]
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently released three new FAQs for employers that have decided to either recommend or require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Baird Holm previously reported that employers can require employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, but […]