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Substance Use Disorder Providers Should Note SAMHSA Proposed Changes to 42 CFR Part 2


Posted on August 30, 2019 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

On August 26, 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records at Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2 (“Part 2”). Part 2 is a federal privacy law that protects substance... READ MORE

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Department of Homeland Security and FDA Collaborate to Address Medical Device Cybersecurity


Posted on November 2, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On October 15, 2018, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (“NPPD”) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) that formalizes a long-standing relationship between the agencies and implements a new framework for increased collaboration, information-sharing and coordination that... READ MORE

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Court finds security system of bank is not commercially reasonable


Posted on July 9, 2012 in Health Information Technology

Written by: Michael T. Batt

In analyzing a claim under Article 4A (Electronic Funds Transfers) of the Uniform Commercial Code, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit determined that a bank did not utilize commercially reasonable security procedures when it failed to monitor risk reports and decreased the dollar threshold which triggered use of challenge questions by... READ MORE

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