At the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 5th and March 6th, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) was clear in its message that privacy was a top priority for the agency. The FTC had a strong presence at the conference. Three of the five Commissioners and the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (Jessica Rich) all spoke at the conference and relayed a message of the importance of consumer privacy and security. In that regard, the FTC speakers stressed the importance of:
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- informing consumers of the collection of
On November 13, 2014, the Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) announced its plans to abandon the much anticipated “mega-reg” amid questions concerning HRSA’s rule-making authority. The “mega-reg” was expected to provide much needed clarity to the 340B drug discount program (the “340B Program”) by addressing, among other things, the definition of an eligible patient, compliance requirements for contract pharmacy arrangements, hospital eligibility, and criteria for hospital off-site facilities.
HRSA submitted draft regulations to OMB in April 2014, and the proposed “mega-reg” was expected to be released in June 2014. However, several legal challenges to other 340B Program regulations undermined … Continue Reading
Epstein Becker Green’s slides from the “Eye on Ebola: A Discussion About the Health Regulatory, Risk Management, and Labor and Employment Issues Impacting Health Care Providers” webinar is featured on the American Hospital Association’s Ebola Preparedness Resources – click here.
The November 17 webinar addressed the professional and business challenges encountered by health care providers dealing with Ebola and other infectious diseases, and featured 4 fantastic speakers.
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- Bruno Petinaux, M.D., Associate Professor, Co-Chief of the Emergency Management Section, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates offered a clinical overview as well as a review of