2019 Revisions to the Colorado Professional Review Act

By: Meghan Pound and Laura Wassmuth The House and Senate both passed Senate Bill 19-234 and it is awaiting Governor Polis’s signature. Assuming the governor signs the bill, it will re-enact Colorado’s Professional Review Act, C.R.S. § 12-36.5-101, et seq. If signed, the revised statute with take effect August 2, 2019, and it will sunset again on September 1, 2030. [...]

By |2019-05-15T11:01:30-06:00May 14, 2019|

Practical Tips for School Leaders From a Former School District In-House Counsel

It’s easy for school leaders to feel overwhelmed by the constantly evolving and complicated legal landscape surrounding the delivery of public education today. Sometimes it helps to step back and review the fundamental expectations we should have of every educator throughout the system. Adherence to these core responsibilities will allow your team to stay focused on improving student outcomes rather [...]

By |2019-02-27T07:55:26-06:00February 27, 2019|

Health Law Practice’s Matt Ullrich Appointed to Board of LeadingAge Colorado

Matt Ullrich, an attorney in the health law practice, was recently appointed to the board of directors of LeadingAge Colorado, the largest association of senior living and care providers in the state and the leading voice for senior living and aging service providers in Colorado. As a board member, Ullrich will be part of LeadingAge Colorado’s efforts to assist senior [...]

By |2018-12-19T09:20:32-06:00December 19, 2018|

Caplan & Earnest Named to the 2019 List of Best Law Firms

Caplan & Earnest is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2019 list of Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers in several different categories. Regionally, the firm received the highest standing in the areas of administrative/regulatory law, health law, immigration law, and medical malpractice. Our real estate practice was also highlighted in the regional list, and our [...]

By |2018-11-27T15:15:15-06:00November 27, 2018|

NPDB Publishes Updated Guidebook

The National Practitioner Data Bank published an updated NPDB Guidebook on October 26, 2018.  It can be found online at: https://www.npdb.hrsa.gov/resources/aboutGuidebooks.jsp The update provides specific guidance on reporting adverse professional review action. Under prior guidelines, many entities interpreted a voluntary leave of absence, or an agreement to refrain from practice, during an investigation, as a nonreportable event.  The new guidance suggests [...]

By |2018-11-21T13:03:13-06:00November 21, 2018|

3 Tips for Health Care Organizations on Colorado’s New Data Privacy Law

By Matt Ullrich On September 1, 2018, Colorado’s new data protection law, HB 18-1128 or “Protections for Consumer Data Privacy,” became law.  Here are some helpful tips to make sure your health care organization is in compliance with the new law. Update your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Policies If you’re a covered entity or business associate subject [...]

By |2018-09-11T13:40:21-06:00September 11, 2018|

ADA Regulations: What Businesses Need to Know About Service vs. Emotional Support Animals

Service animals are a common sight almost everywhere you go. They are of great help and assistance to people with disabilities, providing them greater access, mobility, and freedom. But, with the addition of what are now called “emotional support animals,” some business owners are now faced with a rather confusing and complicated area of compliance with the law. Attorneys Doug [...]

By |2018-06-14T07:33:07-06:00June 14, 2018|

Razzle Dazzle Annual Fundraiser: Supporting Students, Educators, and Schools in Boulder Valley

The name says it all! Razzle Dazzle is Impact on Education’s annual fundraising gala to support the Boulder Valley School District. This organization is celebrating its 36th year and Caplan & Earnest is proud to be participating. As the state’s preferred resource in education and school law, our team of attorneys is highly sought after for our expertise and ability [...]

By |2018-05-30T07:13:25-06:00May 30, 2018|

Practical Dos and Don’ts of Liability Waivers and Risk Agreements in the Hospitality Industry

For our clients in the hospitality industry, issues of liability and risk management are of crucial importance. Doug Stevens, a member of Caplan & Earnest’s litigation practice, recently published an article in Hoofbeats, the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association’s monthly newsletter. It is a succinct and helpful piece outlining some top level and very practical dos and don’ts when [...]

By |2018-05-29T08:15:20-06:00May 29, 2018|

Impact of the New Updated Memorandum’s on Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

Immigration law changes often and can be complicated and overwhelming for students studying in this country, exchange visitors, and for families of those students. Earlier this month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted an updated memorandum changing how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status. This includes [...]

By |2018-05-22T14:42:23-06:00May 22, 2018|