Health Care Law Alerts

SmithAmundsen Health Care Alert: Second Round of HIPAA Audits Delayed
Although the second round of HIPAA audits was scheduled to begin in late 2014, OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels still does not have a set date for when the next round of HIPAA audits will take place.
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SmithAmundsen Health Care Alert: Medical Staff vs. Hospital Board: The Fight to Control Medical Staff Bylaws
Carmel Cosgrave and Eric Fogel discuss staff bylaws in their recent article.
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SmithAmundsen Health Care Alert: The Devil is in the Details: The Small Print in the Illinois Good Samaritan Act
The Illinois Good Samaritan Act (act) is somewhat scattered in both approach and application. Betsy Ballek discusses in our most recent Health Care alert.
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SmithAmundsen Health Care Alert: Quick Links to Ebola Resources
The diagnosis of the first case of Ebola in the United States has raised concerns and questions. Our recent health care alert includes links to up-to-date information and guidelines regarding the disease.
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SmithAmundsen Health Care Alert - New Laws and Initiatives to Increase Communicating End of Life Decisions
January 1, 2015 is approaching quickly. Health care providers and professionals need to know their role in implementing patient treatment decisions, given the recent passage of the Practitioner Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and Power of Attor
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