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|

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 |2018-11-21T13:03:13-07:00November 21, 2018|

Caplan & Earnest to Host Free Webinar Outlining Legal Expectations for the Prescribing and Dispensing of Opioids

Boulder, Colo. (September 19, 2018) – Any provider who prescribes or dispenses opioids – doctors, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, and others – faces the challenge of staying on top of the changing legal landscape as the government reacts to the opioid epidemic. Caplan & Earnest, one of the largest health law practices in the state with unrivaled [...]

By |2018-09-19T07:50:45-07:00September 19, 2018|

Starting a PT Practice in Colorado? 2 Questions to Ask

Working for yourself is a wonderful idea in theory, but when it comes time to start your own business, the process is often daunting. This is especially true if you plan to get the business up and running on your own. For physical therapists, in particular, there’s more red tape than normal due to health insurance, patient privacy laws and [...]

By |2018-01-25T07:58:06-07:00November 14, 2017|

Episode 5: New Health Law Rundown Podcast Covers Rule 800 Change

BOULDER—Nov. 2, 2017—Episode 5 of the Health Law Rundown, a podcast created by Caplan and Earnest attorney Matt Ullrich, is now available. Episode 5 includes a discussion with health law attorney Bob Rowland and Ullrich on the Colorado Medical Board’s updated version of Rule 800 concerning the delegation and supervision of medical services to unlicensed persons. The podcast highlights the [...]

By |2017-11-02T09:31:31-07:00November 2, 2017|

Congratulations to Sharon Caulfield on Twenty Years of Preeminence

Caplan and Earnest Health law attorney Sharon Caulfield has reached the twenty year mark in her listing as an AV Preeminent rated lawyer on the Martindale-Hubbell professional review system.  The Martindale-Hubbell firm has long been recognized as the preeminent lawyer rating organization, having begun its Directory of legal services in 1868.  Peer review ratings by other lawyers make the Martindale-Hubbell [...]

By |2014-02-06T00:17:18-07:00March 5, 2013|

2009 and 2010 Annual Surveys of Colorado Law; Health Law

Colorado Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., completed the 2009 Annual Survey of Colorado Law and the 2010 Annual Survey of Colorado Law. Caplan and Earnest attorneys Linda Siderius and Gregory James Smith contributed to the Health Law chapter in both publications. Advising and representing health care providers is a significant part of Caplan and Earnest's Health Law practice. If you have [...]

By |2014-09-24T12:41:14-07:00June 24, 2010|

Stimulus Bill Expands HIPAA Privacy Law

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (otherwise known as the "Stimulus Bill") into law. Embedded in the lengthy Stimulus Bill is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH Act") which significantly expands the scope of HIPAA. Many of the law's new HIPAA requirements take effect at the beginning of [...]

By |2016-02-01T08:46:36-07:00May 28, 2009|