Georgia’s Business Court facing a new hurdle

Georgia’s (relatively) new Business Court was just handed a new hurdle to its adoption. The Georgia Court of Appeals just ruled that ALL parties to a dispute must consent to the case being heard by the Court (and it’s $3,000 filing fee). For more information on this story, check out the Daily Report’s story.

COVID-19 “gag rules” in the workplace

At least when it comes to HIPAA, there are no rules requiring employers to prohibit employees from simply self identifying their own COVID-19 status (but see above for potential issues that could arise from disclosing other information).

A conversation about HIPAA basics

This post is intended for people like patient advocates that have medical knowledge, but who might be unfamiliar with the statutory and regulatory frameworks associated with the services they provide. The phrase “PHI” and “HIPAA” are probably mentioned on a regular basis, but what are they and what do they mean for people that are in fields adjacent to providing health care? How is the information handled after it has been created and connected to an individual (i.e., a patient)?

Get your Monday off to a powerful start!

The calendar says that today is Monday. While this post is unrelated to the practice of law, I wanted to use this platform to share an album I came across over the weekend, in the hope that it helps to motivate you to start this week off on a powerful note. It is called “The Definitive Superhero Themes Collection” and it is by London Music Works.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Sincerely,
Justin

P.s. Not all superheroes wear capes; be kind and be grateful.