Health Law

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Burkett, Teresa Meinders
Conner & Winters, LLP

Health Law

Contact: Craig W. Elkins; Williams Mullen (North Carolina & Virgina, USA)

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued its long expected final omnibus rule, which makes substantial modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (“HIPAA”) Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification Rule as mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (the “HITECH Act”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”).  The final rule will be officially published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013.  The final rule will become effective on March 26, 2013, but, importantly, covered entities and business associates have until September 26, 2013 to comply with any applicable provisions of the new rules.

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Contact: Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Missouri, USA)


Although the “main event” of health care reform does not take effect until 2014, sponsors and administrators of employer group health plans will not want to ignore a number of requirements taking effect in 2013.

Read more: Health Care Reform: What’s Coming in 2013?

Contact: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (Washington, DC, USA)

On July 10, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a proposed rule implementing Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FD&C Act”) provisions establishing a unique device identification

Read more: FDA Proposes Rule Mandating Unique Device Identifiers for Medical Devices

By: Brydon M. DeWitt; Williams Mullen (North Carolina and Virginia, USA)

In a 5 to 4 decision issued this morning, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is constitutional. At issue was PPACA’s requirement that individuals purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. The Court ruled that the individual mandate was within the

Read more: Supreme Court Upholds PPACA