New Colorado Law Gives Protections to Providers Who Initiate “Open Discussion” With Patients After Adverse Outcomes

The Colorado legislature recently passed the “Colorado Candor Act.” The law becomes effective July 1, 2019 and applies to conduct occurring on and after that date. It is codified at C.R.S. § 25-51-101, et. seq. and has the potential to impact the pre-litigation resolution of adverse events in the healthcare setting and the circumstances under which any such resolution is [...]

By |2019-07-01T13:01:46-07:00July 1, 2019|

Colorado Lowers the Age of Consent for Outpatient Psychotherapy Services

On May 16, 2019, Colorado lowered the age of consent for outpatient psychotherapy services from 15 years to 12 years old. This new law is intended to help minors who are hesitant to discuss their mental health with parents or legal guardians to obtain outpatient psychotherapy services before they reach a crisis level. It is currently codified at C.R.S. § [...]

By |2019-06-28T07:33:21-07:00June 28, 2019|

Informed Consent in the Revised Common Rule

On Thursday, June 6th, Gregory James Smith, special counsel in our business and health law section, who focuses his practice on health care professionals, home health and hospice agencies, provider networks and medical and technology enterprises, gave a presentation on “Informed Consent in the Revised Common Rule” at the annual Law Professors Conference of the American Society of Law, Medicine and [...]

By |2019-06-11T08:39:34-07:00June 11, 2019|

Elizabeth Francis to Give Presentation on Creating a Legally Compliant Culture of Respect

Elizabeth Francis, an attorney in the litigation practice, will be the featured speaker at the May 16th meeting of the Boulder Area Human Resource Association (BAHRA). This year’s BAHRA meeting is focused on building a culture within an organization. Elizabeth’s presentation is titled, “Building a Legally Compliant Culture of Respect: Legal Updates On Discrimination.” After this session, participants will be [...]

By |2019-05-14T14:17:38-07:00May 14, 2019|

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 |2019-05-15T11:01:30-07:00May 14, 2019|

Dr. Helen Wilson Sells Vision Care Practice To Dr. Trisha Rogers

Sale Handled by Caplan and Earnest, LLC   Boulder, CO (April 23, 2019) – It was announced today that Dr. Trisha C. Rogers has bought Helen R. Wilson, O.D., P.C, an optometry practice in Lone Tree previously owned by Dr. Helen Wilson. The practice’s new name will be 5280 Vision Care.   Attorneys Bob Rowland and Gregory James Smith of [...]

By |2019-05-14T10:04:13-07:00April 23, 2019|

Eight Attorneys from Caplan & Earnest LLC Named Super Lawyers

BOULDER, CO (April 18, 2019) – Boulder, Colo.-based Caplan & Earnest LLC announced today that eight of its attorneys were named Super Lawyers, a designation by Thomson Reuters that recognizes the top lawyers in Colorado. Recognized as Super Lawyers in 2019:  Sheryl Bridges specializes in health care law with experience in medical malpractice, contractual disputes, professional licensing, and related employment [...]

By |2019-04-17T11:46:27-07:00April 17, 2019|

Caplan & Earnest is Moving

Caplan & Earnest is moving effective Monday, March 25, 2019. We will be relocating our office on Friday, March 22, 2019. We will continue to respond to our clients as soon as possible. Still in the heart of Boulder, Colorado, our new offices are located at: 3107 Iris Avenue Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80301 Our team of trusted, experienced attorneys [...]

By |2019-03-20T15:34:50-07:00March 20, 2019|

Lane Earnest, Founder of Caplan & Earnest Passes

It is with great sadness that we announce that one of our founders, G. Lane Earnest, passed away Saturday March 9th in the company of his family. Earnie is survived by Barbara, his wife of fifty-nine years, his children Hillary and Keith, and five grandchildren. Mr. Earnest and Gerald Caplan founded Caplan and Earnest in 1969 with the firm belief [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:45:53-07:00March 11, 2019|

The European Union GDPR and How It Impacts Your Business

On March 1, Doug Stevens, special counsel in Caplan & Earnest’s litigation section, along with former Caplan & Earnest law clerk Andrea Maciejewski, will be featured presenters at the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association and Colorado Agritourism Association's joint spring convention at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The topic of the presentation, “Privacy From Across the Pond,” will address [...]

By |2019-02-22T08:35:11-07:00February 22, 2019|