Recent News and Industry Developments

VIRGINIA CIRCUIT COURT UPHOLDS PATIENT SAFETY WORK PRODUCT PRIVILEGE, DIRECTS PLAINTIFF TO DISCOVER FACTS ELSEWHERE
Advisories | News | VIRGINIA CIRCUIT COURT UPHOLDS PATIENT SAFETY WORK PRODUCT PRIVILEGE, DIRECTS PLAINTIFF TO DISCOVER FACTS ELSEWHERE

October 8, 2021 Facts are facts, but it does matter where they reside. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (the PSQIA) was never intended to prevent a… Read more »

VIRGINIA LAUNCHES VACCINE QR CODES TO VERIFY COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS
Advisories | News | VIRGINIA LAUNCHES VACCINE QR CODES TO VERIFY COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS

September 20, 2021 On September 16, 2021, the Virginia Department of Health announced that individuals can obtain QR codes – a type of barcode that can be scanned using smartphones… Read more »

PRESIDENT BIDEN ANNOUNCES NEW VACCINE MANDATE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND LARGE EMPLOYERS
Advisories | News | PRESIDENT BIDEN ANNOUNCES NEW VACCINE MANDATE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND LARGE EMPLOYERS

September 13, 2021 On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced a multi-pronged COVID-19 plan, which includes several broad new federal vaccine mandates that will cover, among other groups,… Read more »

GAME CHANGER? FALSE CLAIMS AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2021 BILL INTRODUCED
Advisories | News | GAME CHANGER? FALSE CLAIMS AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2021 BILL INTRODUCED

July 27, 2021 On Tuesday, July 26, 2021, a bipartisan group of senators led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the False Claims Amendments Act of 2021 (“Amendments Act”). The… Read more »

RELEASE OF INTERIM FINAL RULES BANNING SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLING
News | RELEASE OF INTERIM FINAL RULES BANNING SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLING

July 7, 2021 BACKGROUND On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Biden Administration in tandem with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Office… Read more »

SHOW ME THE MONEY: PAYING YOUR EMPLOYEES CORRECTLY UNDER VIRGINIA’S NEW OVERTIME LAW
Advisories | News | SHOW ME THE MONEY: PAYING YOUR EMPLOYEES CORRECTLY UNDER VIRGINIA’S NEW OVERTIME LAW

July 6, 2021 On July 1, 2021, the new Virginia Overtime Wage Act (VOWA) went into effect significantly modifying longstanding Virginia employment laws. See Virginia Code § 40.1-29.2. Many Virginia… Read more »

DOL ISSUES EMERGENCY WORKPLACE SAFETY RULES FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYERS
Advisories | News | DOL ISSUES EMERGENCY WORKPLACE SAFETY RULES FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYERS

June 21, 2021 On June 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) aimed at protecting health care workers… Read more »

REMINDER TO LTC PROVIDERS: CMS INTERIM RULE ON VACCINATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
Advisories | News | REMINDER TO LTC PROVIDERS: CMS INTERIM RULE ON VACCINATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

June 9, 2021 On May 11, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published an interim final rule, CMS-3414-IFC (the “Final Rule”), along with interpretive guidance, QSO-21-19-NH, outlining… Read more »

COLLECTION PROTECTIONS: NEW CFPB DEBT COLLECTION RULES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 30, 2021
Advisories | News | COLLECTION PROTECTIONS: NEW CFPB DEBT COLLECTION RULES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 30, 2021

June 9, 2021 On December 18, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) revising the Debt Collection Final Rule (Regulation F), which implements… Read more »

Our Colleague Clint Nichols
News | Our Colleague Clint Nichols

To read more about our friend and colleague, and learn final arrangements, please visit the obituary in the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Republican Nominee for Virginia Governor Chosen
News | Republican Nominee for Virginia Governor Chosen

May 11, 2021 The Republican nominee for Governor was chosen by nomination this week.  Glen Youngkin won in round six of the convention.  He beat Peter Snyder 54.71% to 45.29%. … Read more »

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