Medical Privacy Update: HHS Guidance on Permitted Uses and Disclosures of PHI for Treatment and Health Care Operations

Late last week, HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) issued two Fact Sheets (or guidance documents) intended to assist regulated industry in Understanding Some of HIPAA’s Permitted Uses an… Read More
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Interstate Structure to Oversee and Regulate Medical Marijuana

There is a need for an interstate structure to provide coordination and regulatory oversight of medical marijuana (cannabis) use in the 23 states that have approved its use by either referendum or legislation. Five jurisdictions — Colorado, Was… Read More
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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Winter 2016

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Winter 2016 newsletter. We hope you find it useful. To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan. Read More
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OFW Law Trial Team Wins Five Hog Nuisance Cases in Indiana

Beginning in late 2009 and early 2010, attorneys Richard Hailey of Indianapolis, Charles Speer and Britt Bieri of Kansas City, and Richard Middleton brought five lawsuits based on negligence and nuisance in Randolph County, Indiana, on behalf of neig… Read More
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For Crop Insurance AIPs, a New Financial Environment

USDA’s Federal crop insurance program has benefited from a unique public-private partnership that is one of the most successful in government. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) set the insurance pol… Read More
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