HARASSMENT

Compliance Perspectives: How to Give Your Analog Workplace Harassment Policy a Digital Makeover

One of the only nice things about the pandemic is the relief it’s provided from workplace harassment. After all, employees are far less vulnerable to workplace harassment when they work from … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

Court Rules that Hologic Didn’t Steal Minerva’s Patented Technology

Case: Minerva Surgical Instruments sued Hologic for illegally incorporating Minerva’s patented technology for endometric ablation into its NovaSure ADVANCED and CLASSIC devices. Hologic argued that it … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Use of Hospital’s NPI Enough to Establish Testing Labs’ Liability for Pass Through Billing Case: Licensees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association sued individuals and entities allegedly … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

OSHA Orders Inspectors to Use the Hammer to Enforce New COVID-19 Protocols

On June 21, OSHA issued a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring labs, hospitals and other providers to take extensive measures to protect frontline workers against risk of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Quiz

Can Employees Who Wrongly Flunk Drug/Alcohol Test Sue the Testing Lab for Medical Malpractice?  

In addition to potentially fatal misdiagnoses and erroneous treatment decisions, mistakes during the specimen collection and testing process can expose your lab to risk of liability under state … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

OSHA Orders Inspectors to Use the Hammer to Enforce New COVID-19 Protocols

On June 21, OSHA issued a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring labs, hospitals and other providers to take extensive measures to protect frontline workers against risk of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

Take 15 Steps to Comply with New OSHA Emergency Health Care Worker Protection Requirements

During the Trump administration, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came under heavy criticism for not doing enough to protect health care and other essential workers … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

Can You Require Lab Employees to Prove They Received the COVID-19 Vaccine?

"No Person May Gain Entry to the Laboratory Without Furnishing Proof of Their  -19 Vaccination Status" Normally, a sign like this would be highly problematic. Heck, simply asking employees if they’ve … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

Massachusetts Mental Health Hospital Fined $65,000 for HIPAA Right of Access Violation

Case: The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives providers 30 days and, in some instances, 60 days to respond to patients’ requests of access to their medical records. But it took Massachusetts behavioral health … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

How to Create an Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Policy

In the age of COVID-19, complying with the rigorous hygiene requirements CLIA, accreditation criteria, OSHA and other standards may not be enough. That’s because the U.S. Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...]


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