By: Thomas Law Group On: November 15, 2017 In: Contracts & Leases Comments: 0

Medical and dental practices are considered “covered entities” under HIPAA and therefore have a duty to protect and secure their patient’s protected health information (“PHI”). A key component of this duty is to protect and secure PHI from potential access by a landlord. Leases for medical or dental practice...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: October 19, 2017 In: Estate Planning Comments: 0

As parents we grow accustomed to having authority to assist in and/or make decisions for our children. We also expect direct, unquestioned access to our children’s medical and school records. All of this changes when our children reach the age of majority which is 18 years old in most...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: September 18, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

In light of the opioid crisis effecting much of Ohio, Governor John Kasich has recently signed into law a change in the rules in how prescribing painkillers will be done. Doctors, dentists, and other health professionals will be able to prescribe only up to seven days of painkillers for...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: August 30, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Many dentists have the misconception that they are not mandatory reporters since they are not physicians and think they are unlikely to see signs of physical abuse but dentists, similar to other professionals, are mandated to report certain types of abuse that a dentist may become aware of or...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: July 13, 2017 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Data breaches are becoming a common theme in news headlines. In May 2014, a network server accessible online was deactivated exposing the protected health information (PHI) of 6,800 patients resulting in New York-Presbyterian Hospital paying a $4.8 million HIPAA fine. In June 2014, medical records of 8,000 patients were...

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