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Health Care Law

Justin Hein, newest member of California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals

Congratulations to Simas & Associates, Ltd. Managing Attorney, Justin D. Hein, for his recent admission into the California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals (CAAHCP). Mr. Hein was admitted on February 2, 2015 after applying in mid-November 2014. The California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals is a by-invite-only organization Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Health Care Law

Board of Occupational Therapy to Mandate Peer Reporting, Ban Sex with Service Recipients

The California Board of Occupational Therapy has proposed modifications to the text of Title 16, California Code of Regulations, section 4170, which are the Ethical Standards of Practice of Occupational Therapy. The proposed modifications include a number of gramatical changes and clean-up of the regulation. However, it also contains substantive changes.  Specifically: Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
data protection

Data Protection: Protecting Your Patients and Staying HIPAA Compliant

Data leakage! It's a problem that everyone will have to face at some point. New HIPAA rules and regulations are doing what they can to address potential shortfalls, because data leakage of patient information is a serious violation. Thankfully, the government intends to continue to increase penalties and prosecution for patient data leaks. We Comply’s annual Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago