15 07, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine or Termination? Judge Upholds Employer Mandate

By |2021-07-15T12:36:42-05:00July 15, 2021|@PLUS, EPLI, Med PL, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Dana Ring is a partner in Wood Smith Henning & Berman’s Dallas office. Her practice focuses on providing clients’ executive teams with strategic business advice on labor and employment issues, triaging and resolving pre-litigation employment claims, and litigation management.  In addition to managing a nationwide docket of pre-litigation employment matters, Dana counsels employers on matters related to wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, FMLA leave and employment agreements. Houston Methodist Hospital Can Fire Employees Who Refuse the COVID-19 Vaccine In a recent decision the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas, a federal judge dismissed [...]

1 06, 2021

PLUS Healthcare & MedPL Symposium Session Questions and Answers from COVID and MPL: Tidal Wave or Trickle?

By |2021-06-01T12:15:51-05:00June 1, 2021|@PLUS, Med PL, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Peter Cridland, Paul Greve, and Lori Semlies provide answers to audience questions from their PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium panel, COVID-19 MPL Claims: Tidal Wave or Trickle? This session reviewed and analyzed actual and potential MPL claims related to COVID-19 as well as the laws enacted providing immunity for these types of claims at the federal and state levels and challenges to those laws or executive orders. The speakers answer attendee questions below. Attendee questions: Have you seen activity from COVID testing labs / screening services? All: Not in any volume. One—Lori Semlies recently was able to get a suit [...]

18 03, 2021

Professional & Interpersonal Boundaries in Telemedicine

By |2021-03-09T12:21:07-06:00March 18, 2021|@PLUS, Cyber, Med PL, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Telemedicine has proven to be instrumental in supporting patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic and an attractive option for both patients and providers. The electronic communication environment can seem far more casual and informal than traditional care settings, and this can erode the professional therapeutic relationship between provider and patient. This article provides a case study and recommendations to assist healthcare providers in maintaining a professional relationship with appropriate boundaries and protect the integrity of the patient care process. Read the entire article here. Authors: Ginny Adams, RN, BSN, MPH, CPHRM and Solveig Dittmann, RN, BA, BSN, CPHRM, CPPS

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