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Good Documentation is Key When Confronted with the Dead Man's Statute

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A Potentially Perilous Practice: Discharging Patients Prior to Obtaining All Lab Results and Orders

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Upcoming Expiration of the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration

As most of you know, the Department of Health and Human Services recently announced its intent to end the Public Health Emergency (PHE) declarations for Covid-19 effective May 12, 2023.  Such declarations have existed si...
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Will Amazon's $3.9B Acquisition of One Medical Finally Disrupt Healthcare and Break Down Barriers to the Interstate Practice of Medicine?

Since the onset of the pandemic, and with the expansion of coverage outside of Virginia in 2021, the Trust has been focused on developments in healthcare which may impact the ability of clinicians to legally practice acr...
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Tennessee Nurse Found Guilty of Criminal Medical Negligence

A recent criminal case in Tennessee has generated significant discussion and concerns for healthcare providers nationwide.
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Cloudy & Present Danger: Medical Professional Liability & The Increase in Healthcare Cyber Threats

The healthcare industry has always been an inviting setting for a cybercriminal.  It is an industry that is highly dependent on technology, data transfer, and innovation; it is also tightly regulated with use and disclos...
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Current State of Medical Cannabis in Virginia

What changes to Virginia’s medical cannabis laws come into effect on July 1, 2021? Prior to July 1, 2021, qualified practitioners in Virginia were able to issue a “certification” for cannabis oil products.
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Out of State Considerations for Prescribing and Telemedicine

The legal issues involved with out-of-state prescribing and telemedicine can be confusing, and questions abound.  To help provide some general parameters, the Trust has worked with UVA Pharmacy to prepare the attached gu...
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