The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “HIPAA” and the subtopic “Privacy Rule

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Today we outline the "special relationship" exception to the Public Duty Doctrine, as it pertains to 911 calls, discuss amendments to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the legality of polygraph testing under RCW 49.44, and a great article from Sebris Busto James about EEOC Guidelines. 11-0120136v11n01jun2013.pdf
We now discuss the HIPAA Security Rule, which pertains to administrative, physical, and technical safeguard measures, to ensure that your data is secure; a criminal case involving compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule; a court case involving whether volunteers are “participants” such that they should receive health and pension benefits under RCW 41.24; veterans’ scoring criteria; and important developments in the case law surrounding the Weingarten Doctrine. 05-0220052v05n02feb2005.pdf
The laws applicable to fire districts and regional fire authorities are certainly not the same, and we consider those differences and similarities in this issue; we also discuss new litigation pertaining to worker's compensation and the "subjective findings" of treating physicians; we also outline a public records act case involving statutes of limitation. 14-09201692016SeptemberFINAL.pdf
For Labor Day weekend 2017, we consider some changes to the medical records laws in Washington State, and a case involving what must be proven to show that a local improvement district assessment should be invalidated. 15-0820178August2017FINAL.pdf
Today we consider special issues pertaining to medical records requests from attorneys and law enforcement; an important case relating to the necessary ballot-title language for levy lid lifts; an unemployment benefits case; and of course, our Safety Bill discusses body armor. 15-0920179September2017FINAL.pdf
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