Tag Archives: Healthcare Law

Can Medical Practitioners Be Held Liable To a 3rd Party?

Earlier this year, the New York Court of Appeals—the state’s highest court—ruled that physicians and healthcare practitioners could be found liable to third parties. In Davis v. South Nassau Communities Hospital, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 09229 (December 16, 2015), the … Continue reading

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Is an E-Signature Legally Binding?

{2:55 minutes to read} With the increase in business conducted electronically, it is now possible to sign documents electronically. Electronic signatures are accepted on more and more documents, thanks to the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act of 1999. But they are … Continue reading

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Websites, Social Media and HIPAA — Do You Know the Requirements?

{4:40 minutes to read} In this article, I will discuss the requirements for websites & social media to be HIPAA-compliant. As healthcare practitioners already know, the goal of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is to … Continue reading

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Understanding HIPAA: Is Your Practice a Covered Entity?

{2:45 to read} Many healthcare providers are subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); however, these laws do not apply to everyone. HIPAA relates to covered entities or business associates acting on behalf of a covered entity, … Continue reading

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Steps to Take to Avoid a Potential Lawsuit by a Patient

{3:15 minutes to read} When running a practice, the practitioner may be presented with the situation where a patient becomes so dissatisfied or so unhappy with their treatment that they ultimately threaten to file a lawsuit against them. Although there … Continue reading

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Don’t Let These Legal Pitfalls Ruin Your Healthcare Career

{2:55 minutes to read} Working closely with healthcare professionals in my practice, I’ve noticed a number of trends over the past 5 years. These trends are often related to legal issues that arise at different phases of their careers. Entering … Continue reading

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Protecting Healthcare’s Private Practices

I am a business attorney for the healthcare professional. I have been practicing law for approximately 14 years, and a majority of that time I have assisted the healthcare professional. Starting at a very young age, I have been exposed … Continue reading

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