Hospitals and healthcare providers should continue to understand their professional and legal duties under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) in anticipation of the comprehensive plan the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would launch together with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in a press release on

John Zen Jackson, Of Counsel to the firm’s Healthcare Department, has been appointed Vice-President of the Medical History Society of New Jersey (MHSNJ). Mr. Jackson has been an MHSNJ member since 2013.

Founded in 1980, the MHSNJ is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and encouraging historical research, analysis, and publication concerning the history

Healthcare sector employers should take steps to familiarize themselves with the U.S. Department of Labor’s just- announced final rule providing for two-step increases to both the minimum salary level for exempt employees and the thresholds for “highly compensated employees.” Although it remains to be seen whether the rule will survive anticipated legal challenges, if adopted

The Federal Trade Commission’s approval this week of a final rule voiding and banning nearly all non-compete clauses raises several unanswered questions which are of particular interest to healthcare industry entities. These include whether the FTC will try to enforce the rule against tax-exempt entities, whether healthcare employers will be hesitant to enforce non-compete clauses

On January 2, 2024, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the Texas District Court’s ruling allowing Texas to ban emergency abortions in spite of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Following a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing the

In August, Governor Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 3929 (approved P.L. 2023, c. 139), which amended the involuntary commitment process and added, among other things, a mechanism by which hospitals could request an additional 72 hours to hold patients when having difficulty locating a short-term care or psychiatric facility, or special psychiatric hospital with

John W. Kaveney, a partner in the firm’s Healthcare and Litigation Departments, will present the program “The Conclusion of the Public Health Emergencies: What This Means for Healthcare Providers and the Accommodations Put in Place by the Federal and State Governments” at the New Jersey & Metro Philadelphia HFMA 47th Anniversary Annual Institute. The

In earlier blog posts from April 26, 2023 and August 23, 2022, we have provided information regarding the Garden State Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, established by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) as a mechanism to finance commercial renewable energy projects, energy efficiency initiatives, electric vehicle charging stations, microgrids, power

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government and many state governments went to great lengths to relax many of the restrictions on telehealth that had historically limited this medium in the provision of healthcare services to patients. However, in an effort to ensure that patients could continue to access necessary healthcare during this time period