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Alert – HHS Lowers HIPAA Annual Penalty Cap

Alert – HHS Lowers HIPAA Annual Penalty Cap On April 23, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a notice of enforcement discretion to reduce the annual civil penalties some violators may face under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act […]

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123’s of Anti-Aging Treatments

“Alternative medicine,” “wellness treatments,” or “anti-aging procedures” all have one element in common: each has treatments and procedures that fall within the practice of medicine. Most state’s statutory definition of “practice of medicine” includes any diagnosis, treatment, or offer to treat a physical disease, disorder, deformity, or injury by any system or method. Further, anytime […]

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Alex Thiersch and Renee Coover Speak at the AmSpa Boot Camp in Chicago, Illinois

Alex R. Thiersch and Renee E. Coover will present at the AmSpa Boot Camp in Chicago, Illinois on May 4 –5, 2019. The Boot Camp covers important legal considerations anyone opening or running a medical spa should understand. The legal presentation, entitled “The Law,” will cover topics including an overview of regional rules and regulations […]

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Congrats to Michael, Brad, and Jay for recognition by D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas

Michael S. Byrd, Bradford E. Adatto and Jay D. Reyero were all selected to the D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2019. Michael has previously been named to the Best Lawyers in Dallas list in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018; Brad has been named to the list in 2016 and 2018. This is […]

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Alert: New Illinois Law Requires Employers to Reimburse Employee Expenses

A little known, and lesser talked about law passed in Illinois last year, and is starting to turn employers’ heads. In 2018, Illinois amended the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA), requiring employers to reimburse their employees for all expenses considered to be “necessary expenditures” within the employee’s scope of employment and directly related […]

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Renee Coover to Present on “Can Dentists Serve as Medical Directors?”

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Renee Coover will give a webinar titled “Can Dentists Serve as Medical Directors?” for the American Med Spa Association (“AmSpa”). The webinar will address key issues regarding the roles of a dentist with a medical spa, include: • Can dentists perform injectables, fillers, lasers and other aesthetic medical treatments? • Can […]

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