Health Law by Hinshaw

Our blog is dedicated to helping our readers stay up-to-date with regulations, transactions, information technology, risk management and malpractice issues, and all other breaking news pertaining to healthcare law. As the industry continues to evolve, Health Law by Hinshaw gives you the tools necessary to adapt and respond through thoughtful analysis of current legislation and developments.

It can be tempting for a business to push back on a negative review on social media. However, health care providers cannot disclose patients’ protected health information (PHI) in response to negative reviews posted on social media. More ›
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Continue Reading Health Providers Must Ensure Social Media Interactions Protect Patients’ Protected Health Information

Hospitals operating in Florida need to be aware of a new Florida law that voids noncompete agreements between doctors and their employers. Specifically, Section 542.336 of the Florida statutes voids noncompete agreements between physicians and specialty physician groups where the
Continue Reading Florida Law Voiding Noncompete Contracts Between Doctors and Their Employers Clears Legal Hurdle

A HIPAA Business Associate (“Business Associate”) is an individual or entity who performs or furnishes activity or service for or on behalf of a HIPAA Covered Entity (“Covered Entity”) involving the use or disclosure of protected health information (“PHI”). The
Continue Reading OCR Provides Guidance on Direct Liability for Business Associates Under HIPAA

The California Department of Managed Health Care (the “DMHC”), which regulates Health Care Service Plans, recently adopted a regulation regarding general licensure requirements for health care providers (“Entities”) that accept global risk, as defined by the Knox-Keene Health Care Service
Continue Reading Attention Health Care Providers: California Adopts Restricted Knox-Keene Licensure/Exemption Requirements

State Boards of Pharmacy are responsible for protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public by regulating the legal distribution of prescription drugs in their respective states, and ensuring the quality of all drugs administered, prescribed, distributed, or dispensed
Continue Reading Responding to State Board of Pharmacy Licensing and Regulatory Proceedings