Updating hipaa policies and procedures
issued March 6, 2014), will likely urge litigants to assert that such compliance programs and policies are merely “routine business practices,” and that information obtained and documents created in the course of such compliance programs are not subject to the protections of either the attorney-client privilege or the work-product doctrine, and thus subject to discovery.However, the August guidance left open the question of how the financial services industry could handle the proceeds of legal marijuana sales.Contractors are also encouraged to obtain and use a certificate.Non-Do D Government users may continue to access PPIRS without a certificate.PPIRS RC and FAPIIS are sponsored by General Services Administration (GSA) and Integrated Award Environment (IAE).Effective July 1, 2009, the FAR requires federal agencies to post all contractor performance evaluations in PPIRS.Of course, those government functions that are deemed "essential" will continue to operate, but what about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)?Download Alert (PDF) As of October 16, 2013, entities utilizing automated voice systems for telemarketing or debt collection calls to patients' cellular phones must comply with the new "prior express written consent" requirement imposed by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) under the Telecommunication Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Download Alert (PDF) On August 28, 2013, members of the Association of Aircraft Title Lawyers ("AATL") met with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, regarding the Notice of Policy Clarification for the Registration of Aircraft to U. Read more about this transition period and how Crowe & Dunlevy's updated template business associate agreement can help your business stay in compliance in this advisory.Download Alert (PDF) By now, most companies are aware of the benefits of having a compliance program and policies in place to effectively investigate non-compliance issues and to discover and disclose improper conduct in a timely manner. Given that sale and use of marijuana was still illegal under federal law, there were substantial questions about how the Department of Justice (DOJ) would approach enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) which conflicted with state law.Clearly, robust compliance programs and policies promote compliance with the law and protect the company's legal interest. The DOJ offered a partial answer to that question in an August 2013 memo.Download Alert (PDF) In a significant reversal of several recent decisions, the Oklahoma Supreme Court adopted the position that "courts of competent jurisdiction" in the model gaming compact does not include Oklahoma state courts and that tribes are immune from dram-shop liability in state court unless the tribe expressly waives its sovereignty immunity.
Download Alert (PDF) With Congress failing to pass a continuing resolution necessary to fund the federal government's operations, the government formally shutdown at midnight on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.Download Alert (PDF) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent out notice regarding the effect on the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry Public Documents Room (the PD Room) if a government shutdown occurs at midnight, September 30, 2013.