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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Expand Vet Access to Medicinal Cannabis

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 (“2022 VA Appropriations Bill”) that would allow doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) to recommend…

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Balancing Patient Privacy with Access to Electronic Medical Records Could Trigger Medical Malpractice Liability

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently held that clinic policies relating to physician access to an electronic medical record system were not general negligence allegations but were subject to the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act. In Rossner v. Take Care Health Systems, LLC, the Court affirmed the…

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Time for a Check Up: HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for the First Time Since 2013

On December 11, 2020, we published Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: HHS Proposes Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In it, we shared that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”) has proposed certain modifications to the Health Insurance…

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