In May 2020, the Illinois Department of Public Health ("IDPH") informed the State Emergency Operations Center that many Illinois hospitals may need to implement crisis standards of care to combat the COVID-19 public health emergency
July 23, 2020 [ READ MORE ]
As state-at-home orders are lifted and businesses reopen, Employers should be aware of new paid leave requirements that went into effect on April 1, 2020. In addition to ensuring compliance with established federal, state and local employment laws, Employers must also now navigate through several new employment laws and regulations brought about by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).1
June 4, 2020 [ READ MORE ]
On April 1, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker released his most recent Executive Order where he declared that Health Care Facilities, Health Care Professionals, and Health Care Volunteers are immune from civil liability for any injury or death that allegedly arises from providing assistance to the State in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
April 14, 2020; Updated April 27, 2020 [ READ MORE ]
This post is an update to a March 20, 2020, post, "HHS Waives Telehealth Restrictions for Medicare Beneficiaries to Expand Access to COVID-19 Treatment."
April 6, 2020 [ READ MORE ]
In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar issued a limited waiver of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Effective March 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., a covered hospital will not be subject to sanctions or penalties arising from noncompliance with the following provisions.
March 24, 2020 [ READ MORE ]
On March 6, 2020, President Trump signed the $8.3 billion Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act into law, which provided $500 million in waivers for certain Medicare telehealth restrictions during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
March 20, 2020 [ READ MORE ]