The EEOC Announces Final Rules Governing Employer Wellness Programs

By | Employment Law | May 17, 2016

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued final rules yesterday establishing how employer-sponsored wellness programs can comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”), without discriminating against employees or running afoul of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).

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Failure to Have a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Results in $750,000 Fine

By | Louisiana Law Blog | May 2, 2016
Failure to Have a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Results in $750,000 Fine

On April 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), entered into a $750,000 settlement with a North Carolina orthopaedic clinic arising from the clinic’s disclosure of x-ray films and related protected health information of 17,300 patients to an entity that was engaged by the clinic to transfer x-ray images to electronic media.

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