New York’s highest court recently heard arguments in a challenge to the state’s physician-assisted suicide ban. The Court of Appeals case is Myers v. Schneiderman. The challenge, which follows two lower-court findings against plaintiffs on a motion to dismiss, seeks to overturn two separate provisions of the Penal Law. First, it challenges a provision of […]
With the NFL season opener just a few hours away, the arrival our most recent Health Law column in the Albany County Bar Association Newsletter is timely as it explores the reporting of New York Giants star Jason Pierre-Paul’s amputated finger and analyzes whether media organizations can be liable for violations of a person’s health […]
The New York State Department of Health announced the winners of five licenses to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana today. The winners as well as the final scoring for applicants were posted to the Department of Health website, and are available here and here.
The Department of Health has pushed the medical marijuana application deadline back to June 5, from May 29, according to an announcement on the Department’s website: http://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/ The Department also announced that it planned to release responses to written questions previously submitted on May 21.
From the Albany County Bar Newsletter, February edition, available here.
The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has released Compliance Guidance for use by Transportation providers. The routine identification of compliance risk areas, relating to the particular type of services being offered by Medicaid providers, is required for certain providers in accordance with the New York State Social Services Law Section […]
The New York State Department of Health has posted draft regulations on the medical use of marijuana in New York. We’ll have more on these regulations in coming days. In the meantime, the interested should visit the DOH Medical Marijuana Website for the draft regulations, which run to 120 pages.
Take a look at our colleague, Michael Kogut’s take on FIDA in the American Health Lawyers Association’s LTC-SIR Advisor! AHLA LTC-SIR Advisor (11-14)
Many studies have been done demonstrating that many individuals have not talked to providers or loved ones about end-of-life care. However, studies also demonstrate that for individuals who discuss their wishes for decisions to be made at the end-of-life, the individual experiences an increased quality of life and both the individual and family have greater […]
Illinois courts have now dismissed two class action law suits against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation (“Advocate”), stemming from a July 2013 breach of personal health information (“PHI”) when four unencrypted laptop computers were stolen from Advocate’s administrative offices. The computers collectively contained the PHI, including names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, diagnoses, […]