The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “The Washington Health Care Information Act: RCW 70.02

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Today we consider whether releasing only the name and address of a patient, without any health information attached, does not per se violate HIPAA; the minutes of board meetings; whether certain positions “belong” in the union; the donation of buildings to burn; maintaining fire hydrants; and the purchase of fire engines and used equipment under the public bid laws. 05-0820058v05n08aug2005.pdf
Today we talk about a recent conference on HIPAA and RCW 70.02 compliance, which dealt with the following issues: expirations dates on releases; fees and charges; permissive releases; mandatory releases; and subpoenas 06-0220062v06n02feb2006.pdf
Today we address the provisions of the ADA that speak to a person being "regarded as" disabled, and how that may have similar legal implications as a person having an actual disability; we also address the issue of personal representatives under HIPAA and the Washington Health Care Information Act. 07-0420074v07n04apr2007.pdf
The DOL recently (this 2008) updated regulations regarding the "reasonable time" within which an employer may respond to a request for compensatory time; we also address contracts with independent contractors, changes in the unemployment-compensation rules, and a model policy on photos and videos at emergency scenes. 08-0920089v08n09sep2008.pdf
This article addresses various issues with the Public Records Act, including requests for information, charges for copying records (and medical records specifically), and penalties for withholding records in bad faith; we also outline some age-old doctrines of labor law. 09-0720097v09n07jul2009.pdf
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
The Public Records Act has changed in a fundamental way, because the Washington Supreme Court has ruled that public agencies may now be charged a per-page penalty for wrongful withholding of public records; we also discuss a very important case related to bargaining subjects; charges for copying and searching for medical records; and another important case covering duty-related disability retirement. 14-0420164April2016FINAL.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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