Sam Coppersmith to Co-Present at National Business Institute Webinar Tackling Intricacies of Non-Profit Law

Sam Coppersmith Covers the Complexities of Private Foundations During National Business Institute Webinar

The legal and tax aspects of private foundations can be a complex undertaking. In the recent National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, “Private Foundations From Start to Finish,” Sam Coppersmith and his panel of co-presenters provided insight to help lawyers advise clients in this area of law. Specifically, he spoke on: Different types of private foundations, funding and giving options, and rules governing non-operating foundations vs. operating foundations. Organizing and governing a private foundation, foundation board considerations, and the investment of funds and distribution. Filing necessary tax returns, IRS Form 990 – PF, IRS Form 990 – T, requirements, contributions, disbursements, expenses, and more.Changes for exempt organizations, including private foundations, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses and nonprofit entities as...

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Three Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Present at Arizona Health Law Basics Conference

Three Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Present at Arizona Health Law Basics Conference

Our nationally recognized health care practice made an impressive showing at the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys’ (AzSHA) Arizona Health Law Basics Conference at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Attorneys Scott Bennett, Marki Stewart, and Melissa Soliz offered expertise on various health care legal matters in educational seminars at the event.   Scott and Marki participated in the “Emergent Technologies” panel, sharing knowledge of developing telehealth technologies, and explaining the impact of artificial intelligence on health care. Marki spoke about licensing procedures, board exams, and peer review processes in a presentation titled “ADHS Licensing, Professional Boards and Peer Review.”Melissa presented on compliance issues in “Privacy Survey: HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, GDPR and State Laws.”  Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and...

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Karen Owens Reappointed to Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys Board of Directors

Karen Owens Reappointed to Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys Board of Directors

With a long-standing commitment to advancing health care law in Arizona, attorney Karen Owens has been reappointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA). She will serve a 3-year term.  As a member of the Board of Directors, Karen will organize a variety of educational seminars and conferences for members, focusing on current issues impacting the health care industry. AzSHA provides a forum for health care lawyers to network, participate in ongoing professional development, exchange ideas, and more. Karen helped co-found AzSHA in 1992, when the organization was known as the Arizona Association of Healthcare Lawyers. Karen represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other providers in a variety of matters, including quality management, medical staff credentialing and peer review, medical staff structures,...

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Melissa Soliz and Erin Dunlap Discuss Healthcare Records Access During State Bar of Arizona’s Workers’ Compensation Program

Melissa Soliz and Erin Dunlap Discuss Healthcare Records Access During State Bar of Arizona’s Workers’ Compensation Program

Melissa Soliz and Erin Dunlap recently shared their expertise in health care data privacy in a presentation to fellow lawyers at the State Bar of Arizona’s annual Workers’ Compensation Program in Prescott.  The presentation began with an overview of HIPAA, breaking down relevant HIPAA exceptions related to workers’ compensation cases. Mel and Erin then provided historical background on 42 C.F.R. Part 2, which regulates substance use disorder records, explaining how to determine if Part 2 applies to workers’ compensation issues. They also touched on considerations related to state privacy laws and shared case examples to illustrate how a real workers’ compensation situation could play out. The presentation triggered interesting dialogue among the attendees, highlighting the importance of this topic in the worker’s compensation context.    Melissa focuses her practice on...

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

Melissa Soliz Appointed to Arizona Department of Health Services’ Human Subjects Review Board

Regulatory health care attorney Melissa Soliz has been appointed to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Human Subjects Review Board, which protects people involved in biomedical and behavioral research. As a member of the board, Melissa helps assess the risks and benefits of research proposals and ensures informed consent, which is an ethical requirement for research with human subjects. The board also reviews research proposals to ensure the privacy and confidential information of human subjects remains protected. Melissa focuses her practice on HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliance (the federal Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Record regulations), data breaches and OCR investigations, electronic health records and health information exchanges, compliance with opioid treatment laws and regulations, data sharing for research and clinical integration, and clinical...

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