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ADA, FEHA and Employee Break Laws Explained for Veterinarians

Posted on: October 9, 2015

 by Stephen K. Marmaduke ADA and FEHA Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, veterinarian practices are required to identify and accommodate employees with disabilities as needed. These laws also prohibit you from discriminating against an employee on the basis of a disability. Covered disabilities include any mental or Read more.....

Failure to Conduct an Appropriate HIPAA Risk Analysis Can Cost You!

Posted on: October 6, 2015

A $750,000 settlement recently paid by a large physician practice group highlights how important it is for organizations to regularly conduct proper HIPAA risk assessments. The Cancer Care Group (based in Indiana) allegedly failed to protect electronic patient data (“ePHI”) as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (“HIPAA”) Security Rule.  The Group’s Read more.....

Dealing with Liability Threats to Your Veterinary Practice

Posted on: October 2, 2015

 by Daniel L. Baxter Veterinarians are exposed to liability threats each time they encounter a potentially dangerous animal in a clinical setting. Fortunately, you have several weapons at your disposal to minimize your risk. Written Warnings and Notifications The first line of defense against liability is the use of written warnings and notifications. This encompasses Read more.....