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New FAQ Addresses Eligibility of §115 Hospitals for PPP Loans

On Sunday, May 3, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) added content to its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) for the payroll protection program (“PPP”) loans established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). One added response dealt with the…

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Governor Holcomb Issues Additional Licensure Waivers to Increase Health Providers Available to Address COVID-19

On April 17, 2020, Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-19 to expand the health care provider workforce available to battle Indiana’s COVID-19 spread. Specifically, the Executive Order expands the list of providers eligible to prescribe orders for home health services and authorizes certain…

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Disclosure of Protected Health Information to Emergency Personnel and Public Health Authorities During COVID-19

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently published guidance clarifying the circumstances under which law enforcement, paramedics, other emergency personnel, and public health authorities[1] may disclose an individual’s protected health…

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