All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta, Andrew Roszak, & Michael SinhaDecember 2006A recent decision from the Seventh Circuit considers a claim under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), 42 U.S.C. 1395dd.
All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene Basanta, Andrew Roszak, & Michael SinhaSeptember 2006Relator, a pharmacist employed by the defendants, filed a qui tam suit under the False Claims Act , 31 U.S.C. 3729 et seq. (FCA) alleging that the defendant-pharmacy corporation and its subsidiary had violated the FCA.
All the latest developments in health care lawBy W. Eugene BasantaMarch 2006The United Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision issued in January, held that the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq. and its implementing regulations, including 21 C.F.R. 1306.4, did not prevent Oregon physicians from providing terminally ill patients with prescriptions for lethal drugs under that state’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA), Or. Rev. Stat. 127.800 et seq. approved in 1997.
Health Care Section presents LAW ED program on April 21March 2006On Friday, April 21, the Health Care Section Council is presenting a Law Ed program, “Medical Malpractice Reform – The Other Side of the Coin.” This half-day program will begin at 9:00 am at the ISBA Regional Office, 20 S Clark Street, Chicago.
Workers’ compensation changes for health care providersBy Rick L. HindmandSeptember 2006Public Act 94-0277 amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act to address employer concerns about escalating medical costs and employee concerns about benefit levels and liability for medical bills, as well as other issues.