March 2017 Update on Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program: Second Opportunity for Public Comment on Physician Rules
March 24, 2017
On March 23rd, it was posted that the Program has opened
the second opportunity for public comment on the proposed Physician
Rules. These proposed rules have been filed with the Common Sense
Initiative Office as part of th...
OIG Examines CMP Exception for Promoting Access to Care
March 13, 2017
On March 10, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted Advisory Opinion 17-01. The Advisory Opinion is available here.
The OIG issued this favorable opinion on a proposal by an Academic
Medical Center, including ...
Form I-9 Reminder and Update
March 2, 2017
ALL employers, with very few exceptions, are required to have a
properly completed Form I-9 for every employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986.
Form I-9 is essentially the form that verifies the identity of the
employee and confi...
School Law Update: U.S. Supreme Court Changes Understanding of IDEA Exhaustion
February 27, 2017
For 30 years, the education community has understood that the
“exhaustion” provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA) meant that when a parent or student claims that their rights
under the American...
Lisa E. Pizza
March 1, 2017 Deadline Approaches for Reporting Smaller Breaches of Unsecured PHI
February 10, 2017
HIPAA “Covered Entities” potentially have multiple notification
obligations following breaches of unsecured protected health information
(“PHI”). These obligations are shaped by the number of persons affected
by the breach...
Update on Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program
February 3, 2017
On January 27, 2017, it was posted to the webpage for the Ohio
Medical Marijuana Control Program (the “Program”) that the Board of
Pharmacy is seeking comment on draft rules that govern registration of
patients with qualif...
Health Law and Compliance Alert Update: Recent OIG Final Rules Affect CMP Authorities and Impact Patient Access to Care
January 13, 2017
The team at Spengler Nathanson issued a previous Alert on the passage
of two new final rules by the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) in
December 2016. These rules can be found at 81 Fed. Reg. 88334 and 81
Fed. Reg. 8836...
Changes to Ohio’s Concealed Carry License (CCL) Laws
December 23, 2016
On December 19, 2016, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 199.
The law will take effect on March 13, 2017. Several areas of change
generated considerable controversy during the legislative process:
Changes Affecting C...
OIG Increases Monetary Thresholds for Gifts of “Nominal Value” to Beneficiaries — and Issues Final Rules Amending CMP Regulations and Adding FAKS Safe Harbors
December 7, 2016
OIG Increases Monetary Thresholds for Gifts of “Nominal Value” to Beneficiaries
As of December 7, 2016, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) has
increased the amounts for the items or services it interprets to be
Court Halts Overtime Rule Change
November 25, 2016
On November 22, 2016, the federal district court judge handling a
lawsuit filed by a number of states and business groups issued a
nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s
Spengler Nathanson Named a “Best Law Firm” for 2017
November 1, 2016
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have once again recognized Spengler Nathanson as one of the “Best Law Firms” for 2017. In the words of U.S. News – Best Lawyers®,
this ranking identifies the firm “for professio...
Spengler Nathanson Attorneys Recognized in Toledo Business Journal’s “2016 Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law”
October 28, 2016
Congratulations to the nine Spengler Nathanson attorneys who have been recognized in the Toledo Business Journal’s “2016 Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law”:
James R. Jeffery;
Gerald R. Kowalski;