John DeWulf and Kristen Rosati Repeat as AzBusiness Top 100 Lawyers

When AzBusiness published its 2022 list of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, both John DeWulf and Kristen Rosati were included. Both have made the list multiple times:  John for seven years and Kristen for six. Highlighting top-performing attorneys in the state, the annual list recognizes lawyers who have had an impact on their law firm, the communities they serve and the legal profession as a whole. AzBusiness’ editorial team and industry experts choose John, Kristen and the other top 100 attorneys from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates. Selections are based on the lawyers’ professional success and ratings. John is highly regarded among clients and colleagues for his successful commercial litigation practice, where he handles complex trials, hearings and other matters before state and federal...

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Jill Chasson Highlights Need for Anti-Harassment, Conflict of Interest Policies in Arizona Capitol Times

Jill Chasson Outlines Key ADA Medical Data Privacy Requirements in DataGuidance

With COVID-19 and the Omicron variant affecting many employers’ timing and conditions for bringing some or all employees back to the office, OneTrust Data Guidance turned to Jill Chasson for insight into important COVID-19 legal provisions and privacy considerations. Because employers may have access to employees’ screening, testing and vaccination medical information, it’s important to understand Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) confidentiality requirements. Jill outlines steps employers must take to separate and protect medical information, as well as limited exceptions. She also addresses reasonable accommodations employers may need to make to reduce COVID-19 risk for employees with medical conditions or disabilities. Well versed in the many federal and state laws that govern the workplace, Jill regularly conducts internal investigations and works with employers to resolve difficult workplace issues....

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Erin Dunlap Provides Insight on Overturned HIPAA Penalty for Healthcare Risk Management

Erin Dunlap Guides Healthcare Risk Management Readers Through Revising HIPAA Patient Access Policies If Proposed Changes are Finalized

Following proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that left health plans and covered healthcare providers wondering how to prepare, Healthcare Risk Management turned to Erin Dunlap for insight. Explaining that patient access will be a key area of focus, Erin outlined eight ways patient access policies will need to be revised if HHS finalizes the changes. Erin also noted that revisions to a covered entity’s notice of privacy practices will also be necessary if the changes are finalized and urged plans and providers to prepare and budget for significant policy work and training. A nationally recognized expert in health care data privacy and security, Erin regularly advises organizations working in the health care space on a...

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Mel Soliz Emphasizes Importance of Patient Portal Access in Arizona Physician Article

Writing for Arizona Physician, the Maricopa County Medical Association’s magazine, Mel Soliz reminded physicians of new Information Blocking Rule requirements for the immediate release of test results and other health information to patient portals. Mel has extensive experience in regulatory health law, data privacy and patient access laws and presents frequently on the Information Blocking Rule. Mel works closely with community health information exchanges, health care providers, and health plans to understand and create compliance programs with the IBR and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule. Read Mel’s article here....

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Scott Bennett Informs Healthcare Risk Management Readers About Compensation Compliance

Scott Bennett Helps Healthcare Risk Management Readers Get Ahead of Cyberattacks

After the White House issued a memo warning healthcare organizations about the threat of cyberattacks, Healthcare Risk Management turned to Scott Bennett to explain how companies can prevent an attack that blocks them from providing core critical care functions. Scott warned that ransomware can be dangerous, especially if it causes a company to lose data about patient’s medical history or allergy data that is stored electronically. Scott suggested healthcare entities get ahead of the issue to ensure they aren’t first considering protections in the middle of a ransomware attack. A leading attorney representing hospitals and healthcare providers, Scott brings extensive knowledge related to data privacy and security, particularly when it comes to HIPAA and protecting sensitive healthcare information. He helps his clients comply with the complex web...

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Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Interprets New Arizona Genetic Testing Consumer Protection Law for DataGuidance

Following the effective date of a new Arizona genetic testing law, Kristen Rosati explained how the law protects consumers’ private information provided to direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies for DataGuidance. Asked to comment on the new law, Kristen said it requires companies provide a prominent, public privacy notice about the company’s data practices. Kristen explained the new law also requires four forms of consent to indicate what can be done with customers’ genetic data.  Kristen emphasized the new law has limited impact on health care organizations and clinical laboratories providing treatment and organizations engaged in medical research. Kristen explained: "this is a good development - and one I understand was supported by direct-to-consumer testing companies - because it assures individuals that their most private information will be...

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