Scott Bennett, Melissa Soliz Contribute to American Health Lawyers Association’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey

Scott Bennett, Melissa Soliz Contribute to American Health Lawyers Association’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey

Restrictions on the corporate practice of medicine  vary from state to state, which can create challenges for health care providers and practices. Attorneys Scott Bennett and Melissa Soliz helped clarify this complex set of regulations, contributing to the second edition of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey. Melissa and Scott wrote the chapter of the book that explains corporate-practice restrictions in Arizona. Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and security. He helps clients work to prepare for and avoid data breaches, and to comply with federal and state breach laws if a security incident occurs. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He serves as Chair...

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Melissa Soliz Breaks Down How Privacy Laws Prevent Effective Substance Use Treatment in Journal of Health Care Compliance

Melissa Soliz Contributes to American Health Lawyers Association’s Opioid Crisis and Prescribing Survey

The opioid epidemic has been declared a public health emergency. Attorney Melissa Soliz contributed to the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)’s recent “State Response to Opioid Crisis and Opioid Prescribing Requirements: A 50 State Survey,” a resource guide providing an overview and references regarding the opioid epidemic on a state-by-state basis.  Melissa and co-authors Benjamin Runkle of Gammage & Burnham and D’Arcy Downs-Vollbracht of Concierge Legal Group, PLLC, highlighted the results of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Arizona, such as the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act of 2018, opioid prescribing and treatment regulations, pain management clinic regulations, and opioid-poisoning related reporting regulations.  Melissa focuses on HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliance, compliance with opioid treatment laws and regulations, health information exchange (including compliance with new information blocking rules),...

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Scott Bennett Reappointed Chair of American Health Lawyers Association’s Digital Health Affinity Group

With significant experience representing hospitals and other health care organizations, Scott Bennett has been reappointed Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Digital Health Affinity Group, a subset of the organization’s Health Information and Technology Practice Group. Scott will serve a one-year term. As chair, he oversees four vice chairs who develop written publications and webinars. Scott also maintains communication with group members, informing them about important issues relating to health care technology.  “I’ve been involved with AHLA since 2016, and I’m eager to use my expertise in health care and security to help advance the Practice Group,” said Scott. “The health care industry is constantly evolving, and the educational resources that we provide attorneys are critical for staying informed about new regulations, technologies, operational efficiencies and best practices...

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