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Will Legislatures Put Telehealth on Hold in 2021?

COVID-19 has undoubtedly elevated telehealth in the health care industry, and has all but assured its continuance long after the public health emergency ends. However, the exact form that telehealth may take along its pathway to becoming a permanent fixture in the health care delivery system is…

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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: HHS Proposes Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

On December 10, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”) announced proposed modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164). The proposed modifications are detailed in HHS’s…

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Animals Welcome? Legal Protections for Assistance Animals

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” ~ Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Over time, dogs and other animals have played many roles in society that span beyond being comforting companions in our homes. Of these roles, arguably one of the most important is to provide services and support…

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