Class actions for damages resulting from a data breach are difficult to succeed upon unless there is an identifiable harm. Once again a court has determined that the mere loss of data is not sufficient to confer standing (Chambliss v. CareFirst, Inc., No. RDB-15-2288 [D. MD., May 27, 2016]). With the decision in Chambliss, Maryland […]
New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has declared that the influenza virus is prevalent in the state. This announcement means that health care workers who have not received the flu shot must wear masks in areas where patients are typically present.
The New York State Education Department (“SED”) issued a proposed rule to allow nurse practitioners (“NPs”) with 3,600 hours of experience to have collaborative agreements with hospitals, as opposed to individual physicians. We wrote about the amendment to the Education Law in April of this year. This first notice of proposed rulemaking appears to put […]
There’s some cautiously good news for nurse practitioners in New York State: nurse practitioners with about two years of experience will no longer have to complete written practice agreements with physicians, beginning in 2015. Instead, experienced nurse practitioners will need to have a “collaborative relationship” with either a physician in the nurse practitioner’s specialty or […]