Recent News and Industry Developments

STATE SUPREME COURT FINDS PSQIA PRIVILEGE IS ABSOLUTE AND NON-WAIVABLE
Advisories | News | STATE SUPREME COURT FINDS PSQIA PRIVILEGE IS ABSOLUTE AND NON-WAIVABLE

May 10, 2024 The Supreme Court of Nevada recently issued perhaps the strongest opinion to date on the issue of the waiver (or more specifically, lack thereof) of the confidentiality… Read more »

FTC Approves National Ban of Employee Non-Competition Agreements
Advisories | News | FTC Approves National Ban of Employee Non-Competition Agreements

April 26, 2024 On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved a new rule, on a 3-2 party line vote, prospectively prohibiting non-compete restrictions in any type of… Read more »

THE STAFFING SAGA CONTINUES: CMS RELEASES FINAL RULE MANDATING NURSING HOME STAFF RATIOS
Advisories | News | THE STAFFING SAGA CONTINUES: CMS RELEASES FINAL RULE MANDATING NURSING HOME STAFF RATIOS

April 25, 2024 On April 22, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released its final rule on Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care (“LTC”) Facilities and Medicaid… Read more »

EEOC ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATION FINAL RULE
Advisories | News | EEOC ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATION FINAL RULE

April 25, 2024 On June 27, 2023, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) went into effect. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now issued its final regulation to… Read more »

SAFEHAVEN FATIGUE AND WELLNESS PROGRAM EXPANDED AGAIN IN VIRGINIA
Advisories | News | SAFEHAVEN FATIGUE AND WELLNESS PROGRAM EXPANDED AGAIN IN VIRGINIA

Updated April 15, 2024 The Virginia General Assembly has passed two identical bills in the 2024 session to: 1) expand access to the SafeHaven program to dentists and dental hygienists;… Read more »

Behavioral Health Newsletter
News | Behavioral Health Newsletter

April 2024 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Practicing Telehealth Over State Lines In the ever-evolving landscape of behavioral health care, the advent of telebehavioral health has revolutionized how professionals connect… Read more »

SAFEHAVEN FATIGUE AND WELLNESS PROGRAM EXPANDED AGAIN IN VIRGINIA
Advisories | News | SAFEHAVEN FATIGUE AND WELLNESS PROGRAM EXPANDED AGAIN IN VIRGINIA

March 1, 2024 The Virginia General Assembly has passed two identical bills in the 2024 session to: 1) expand access to the SafeHaven program to dentists and dental hygienists; 2)… Read more »

VIRGINIA UPDATE: INCREASED EARNING THRESHOLD FOR “LOW-WAGE EMPLOYEES” WHO ARE EXCLUDED FROM NON-COMPETES
Advisories | News | VIRGINIA UPDATE: INCREASED EARNING THRESHOLD FOR “LOW-WAGE EMPLOYEES” WHO ARE EXCLUDED FROM NON-COMPETES

February 20, 2024 Since 2020, Virginia has prohibited employers from imposing non-competes on “low-wage” employees. The definition of a low-wage employee is subject to change based on the annual determination… Read more »

FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY NOW REQUIRES ADDITIONAL REPORTING AS PART OF THE CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT
Advisories | News | FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY NOW REQUIRES ADDITIONAL REPORTING AS PART OF THE CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT

February 1, 2024 As of January 1, 2024, “reporting companies” are required to file reports containing personal information about the companies’ beneficial owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of… Read more »

51ST ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE: THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW ABORTION PROTECTIONS
Advisories | News | 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE: THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW ABORTION PROTECTIONS

January 26, 2024 On Monday, January 22, 2024, the fifty-first (51st) anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Biden Administration announced new protections for reproductive care, including expanding access to contraceptive… Read more »

VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH APPROVES COPN FEE SCHEDULE FAST TRACK ACTION
Advisories | News | VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH APPROVES COPN FEE SCHEDULE FAST TRACK ACTION

January 4, 2024 On December 15, 2023, the State Board of Health approved a new Certificate of Public Need (“COPN”) Application Fee Schedule. Under the proposed schedule, all COPN projects… Read more »

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