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New HHS Guidance: Safeguarding Patient Rights in Hospital and Long-Term Health Facility Visitation Policies

On January 25, 2024, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued new guidance to U.S. hospitals and long-term care facilities regarding their duties under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) regulations. Specifically, OCR…

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Federal Court of Appeals Lifts Stay of Indiana’s Prohibition on Gender Transition Services to Minors

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an order permitting enforcement of Indiana’s recently passed prohibition on gender transition procedures for minors. The Indiana Legislature enacted Indiana Code § 25-1-22 (the “Act”) that was scheduled to become effective July 1, 2023. The Act…

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