Like many things in Washington, the HIPAA landscape in 2018 will be shaped by the shifting priorities of President Trump’s new administration. Early signs point to less funding for the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) within the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for enforcing HIPAA. This is likely to lead to fewer enforcement actions, but not necessarily less aggressive enforcement within those actions,… More
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office would join with Attorneys General from 14 other states and D.C. in an attempt to intervene in House v. Price, now pending before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The motion was filed on May 18, 2017. The lead states are California and New York.
House v. Price concerns a lawsuit filed by House Republicans in 2014 that attempted to erode certain aspects of Obamacare. … More
Investigation by Massachusetts Attorney General Finds Planned Parenthood “Fully Compliant” with State and Federal Law
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office has completed its examination of the practices of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts related to the disposition of fetal tissue. Attorney General Healey said in a statement that her office “conducted a thorough review and found that Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts’ health care centers are fully compliant with state and federal laws regarding the disposition of fetal tissue.” The investigation concluded that “although donation of fetal tissue is permissible under state and federal law,… More