Sam Coppersmith Co-Presents National Business Institute Webinar on Start-to-Finish Nonprofit Formation

Advising clients through the maze of eligibility requirements, bylaws, processing procedures, group exemptions, and other complexities of the 501(c)(3) application process can be challenging. In a recent National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, Sam Coppersmith shared tips for advising nonprofit clients through the application process.  Sam covered critical portions of the designation process, including: TCJA and other laws, rules, regs, and enforcement activities impacting nonprofits.Eligibility requirements and classifications.Establishing tax exempt status with the IRS. The webinar focused on the onerous requirements, step-by-step, and how to identify problematic issues to ensure clients successfully acquire nonprofit designation from the IRS. Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses and nonprofit entities as well as individuals and small businesses. He is a regular speaker for NBI, covering a range of...

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Kristen Rosati Highlights Privacy Challenges in Presentation at Health Care Compliance Association’s Regional Conference

Kristen Rosati Highlights Privacy Challenges in Presentation at Health Care Compliance Association’s Regional Conference

Collaborative care arrangements are increasingly popular in the health care industry as a way of improving care and reducing costs.  An understanding of the legal issues involved in data sharing is crucial to implement these arrangements correctly. In a presentation for the Health Care Compliance Association’s Regional Compliance Conference in Nashville, attorney Kristen Rosati broke down key laws and regulations for data sharing.  Kristen discussed the legal framework for data sharing in Accountable Care Organizations, Clinically Integrated Networks, and other collaborative care arrangements. She and her co-speakers, Tyler Golden and Heathyr Fields of Community Health Systems, highlighted particular challenges under HIPAA, the federal substance use disorder treatment confidentiality regulations, and state privacy requirements for data sharing across legal entities. They also advised on practical ways to manage risk in those...

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Kristen Rosati Addresses “Big Data” Regulatory and Ethical Challenges in Research at University of California Symposium

Ethical and regulatory concerns arise when patient data is used for research. In a presentation for the University of California’s Ethics, Compliance and Audit Symposium, Kristen Rosati broke down common challenges when using “Big Data” in research, providing resources for researchers to understand de-identification practices and improve data governance.  Kristen explained the different compliance requirements for researchers using data gathered under various privacy laws, including HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, the Common Rule, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. She also shared best practices for good data governance in research, including prioritizing de-identified information, minimizing the amount of data used, implementing a data use agreement, and more.  Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys.  With extensive...

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Kristen Rosati Highlights Privacy Challenges in Presentation at Health Care Compliance Association’s Regional Conference

Kristen Rosati Discusses Privacy in “Big Data” Research at the National Academies of Sciences, National Cancer Policy Forum Workshop

Electronic medical records and other “Big Data” technologies have vastly improved medical research capabilities, while also causing concern about the privacy of research subjects. Attorney Kristen Rosati recently discussed these patient privacy concerns in a presentation at the National Academies of Sciences, National Cancer Policy Forum’s workshop on Applying Big Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Oncology. One of the nation’s leading Big Data and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen explained the connection among numerous privacy laws, including HIPAA, state privacy laws, and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, noting differences in how personal health information is handled and de-identified for research purposes.  Kristen has deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, and biobanking and genomic privacy, and is a...

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Kristen Rosati Brings Health Care Data Expertise to National Academies Workshop on Neuroscience Data in the Cloud

Data privacy is key to public trust in sharing health care data for research. Kristen Rosati was recently tapped to plan and speak at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Neuroscience Forum Workshop on Neuroscience Data in the Cloud, in Washington, D.C. on September 24.  Kristen moderated the discussion of recommended privacy protection of data in the cloud, including robust discussion of standards for de-identification, the risks of re-identification, the role of individuals consent, and the need to comply with varying regulatory standards in Europe and the U.S.   Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys. She has deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, and biobanking and genomic privacy.  Kristen is a Past President...

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Scott Bennett, Marki Stewart Discuss Health Care Technology Trends in Presentation for State Bar of Arizona

Attorneys Scott Bennett and Marki Stewart recently broke down some of the health care community’s hottest legal trends in a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar for the State Bar of Arizona. Scott addressed key developments in privacy law, including the California Consumer Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. Both laws affect how companies throughout the United States collect and store people’s personal information. Marki discussed key developments in the law related to telemedicine, including physician licensure issues, prescribing medications via telemedicine, reimbursement for telemedicine services, and federal enforcement actions related to telemedicine.  The State Bar of Arizona hosts a wide range of CLE seminars covering legal updates, skills-based workshops, and substantive legal topics. Programs feature local and national speakers including lawyers, judges, physicians, professors,...

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