Sam Coppersmith’s Upcoming Webinar Guides National Business Institute Members Through Nonprofit Formation

Difficult forms and procedures can make attaining nonprofit status intimidating, so the National Business Institute (NBI) asked Sam Coppersmith to help interested attorneys, paralegals, and accountants find their way. In the one-day webinar on Oct. 27, “501(c)(3) Organization and Formation From Start to Finish,” Sam is one of three lawyers who will explain: Form changes and new rules Nonprofit governance pitfalls and best practices Formation documents and application steps Eligibility requirements and classifications Establishing tax-exempt status with the IRS Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses, nonprofit entities, and individuals. A regular speaker for NBI, he covers a range of nonprofit-related topics including private foundations, tax-exempt organizations, and serving on a nonprofit board. Learn more about Sam’s webinar here (use Code FSPN50...

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

Karen Owens Provides AzSHA with Affordable Care Act Anti-Sex Discrimination Overview

Karen Owens spoke at an Arizona Society for Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA) meeting about the sex discrimination prohibitions in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Co-presenting with Trent Stechschulte, general counsel and compliance officer of Equitas Health in Ohio, Karen addressed the history and current status of Section 1557, along with major court decisions and practical realities for providers. Karen, who serves on the AzSHA Board of Directors, 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, bylaws and confidentiality, as well as National Practitioner Data Bank, state professional board, and other government reporting. Review the full program summary here....

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Kent Brockelman and Jill Chasson Address Possible Federal Action on Noncompetes in Phoenix Business Journal

In response to President Joe Biden’s executive order pushing to regulate noncompete agreements, Phoenix Business Journal published a guest column by Kent Brockelman and Jill Chasson outlining steps businesses should take to protect themselves. Although the order does not change existing law, it signals potential federal regulation reigning in the use of restrictive covenant agreements that limit worker mobility. Such regulation would be consistent with national trends. Kent and Jill recommend businesses review agreements currently in use, amend those that might be deemed “unfair” from the executive order’s perspective, and, except in narrow circumstances, avoid the use of no-poach agreements pursuant to which businesses agree not to hire one another’s employees. Kent has years of experience in a wide variety of employment matters and serves as principal...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Marki Stewart Interprets New Arizona ‘Telehealth’ Law for In Business

With Arizona certifying a new law expanding telehealth, In Business turned to Marki Stewart to explain four ways providers and businesses could benefit. After clarifying changes made to terminology and definitions as well as describing new registration requirements, Marki addressed how the law allows new types of health professionals to practice telehealth. Chiropractors, physical therapists, midwives, audiologists, and others who familiarize themselves with the bill will be better positioned to take advantage of the growing telehealth sector. Recognized by Best Lawyers® for health care law, Marki assists hospitals, physician groups, telemedicine providers, laboratories, and other healthcare organizations in a variety of business and regulatory issues. She has a special focus and interest in telemedicine, licensing, reimbursement, credentialing, and security issues. Read the In Business article here....

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

Kristen Rosati Educates National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine about Patient Rights and Data Privacy

Looking to help oncology workshop attendees understand updates to patient privacy and data rights, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine turned to prominent “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorney Kristen Rosati. Kristen spoke during the two-day event: “Opportunities and Challenges for Using Digital Health Applications in Oncology: A Workshop.” Her presentation, “Legal Considerations – Patient Privacy and Data Security,” focused on ethical, security, governance, and payment issues with digital health applications and taught attendees about patients’ right of access to health information and new information blocking and interoperability rules. 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© and Phoenix Health Care “Lawyer of the Year,” Kristen has deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, health information exchange, and clinical research privacy. She is...

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Scott Bennett Helps In Business Readers Prepare for Pending Consumer Privacy Laws

Scott Bennett Helps In Business Readers Prepare for Pending Consumer Privacy Laws

With the passage of several data protection and privacy laws, both domestically and abroad, businesses should prepare for a federal privacy law that may be on the horizon. Writing for In Business, Scott Bennett outlines actions companies should take to assure customers everywhere that their information is secure. Scott says three steps are of paramount importance: Create and/or update privacy policies – Organizations must have an easily accessible policy that outlines how they keep their customers’ information secure, what they do with it and how long it is kept. Template policies are a good place to start, but companies should tailor them according to their practices. Establish data mapping protocols – Data mapping examines all data a company collects, where it is located and what is...

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