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Maine Ballot Initiative for Elderly Home Care Flawed, Unconstitutional, Opponents Say

May 2, 2018 Media Mentions

Kathleen Healy's comments made at a news conference held at Maine's State House on Wednesday, May 2 and organized by opponents of Maine's proposed "Act to Establish Universal Home Care for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities," are noted in a Portland Press Herald article entitled, "Maine Ballot Initiative for Elderly Home Care Flawed, Unconstitutional, Opponents Say." The article specifically notes Kathleen's comments that the proposed Act would potentially violate HIPAA rules, and that she was "not aware of another state that has a similar law." Maine voters are set to vote on the issue in November 2018.

Read "Maine Ballot Initiative for Elderly Home Care Flawed, Unconstitutional, Opponents Say," on PressHerald.com.

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Verrill Ranked in American Bar Association’s Health Law Top 10 in the Northeast

(January 19, 2021) – Verrill was recently ranked third in the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's Eighth Annual Top 10 Recognition for the Northeast Region. This is the sixth consecutive year that...

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Massachusetts Health Care Bill Makes Several Significant Changes

While you were celebrating the New Year, Governor Baker signed Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, an “Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first,” the result of the Legislature’s...

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Fraud and Abuse Investigations Handbook for the Health Care Industry, Second Edition.

Health care attorney Paul Shaw co-authored Fraud and Abuse Investigations Handbook for the Health Care Industry, Second Edition with Robert Griffith, published by the American Health Law Association (AHLA). Paul and Robert provide legal...

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Verrill Welcomes Health Care Attorney Alicia Siani

(February 2, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome health care attorney Alicia Siani to the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office. Siani represents clients in a wide range of regulatory issues, including HIPAA privacy matters...

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European Union GDPR—Institution

Counseled a preeminent health system and academic medical center on its compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to its clinical and research activities, including its international research studies...

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HHS Confirms Providers’ Right to 340B Discount Pricing for Contract Pharmacies

As a holiday gift to providers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) General Counsel recently issued a strongly worded Advisory Opinion indicating that federal law requires drug manufacturers to deliver covered...

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Multi-Site Global Research

Developed and negotiated site and coordinating center agreements in connection with a multi-site, international, National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study, and advised on regulatory issues related to the conduct of the study and subsequent...

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Conflicts of Interest

Reviewed medical center's systems, policies and procedures for identifying, assessing, and managing investigator and institutional conflicts of interest.

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Common Rule

Guided multiple clients through the implementation of the revised HHS regulations (the "Common Rule"), including reviewing and revising policies and procedures, and assisting with institutional approaches to implementation.

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The Regulatory Sprint is Over - What’s at the Finish Line Under the New Stark and AKS Final Rules?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) completed its “Regulatory Sprint” by finalizing changes to regulations pertaining to two federal fraud and abuse laws. On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare...

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