What You Need to Know About Granny Cams

Cameras placed in the rooms of residents at skilled nursing or assisted living facilities, otherwise known as granny cams, are becoming more commonplace. Lawsuits against staff members at such facilities are also increasing because of disturbing footage found on the cameras.  However, there are currently no federal laws (other than applicable criminal laws) in place to regulate their use and [...]

By |2017-07-06T13:33:43-06:00July 5, 2017|

Transparency in Health Care Prices Act Signed in to Law

In April, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill sponsored by Sens. Irene Aguilar and Kevin Lundberg regarding the transparency of medical costs provided to patients by health care providers and facilities after it was passed by the Colorado legislature. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Transparency in Health Care Prices Act (SB 17-065) requires health care providers and facilities [...]

By |2017-04-20T09:56:08-06:00April 19, 2017|

Ruling on Negative Credentialing and Liability

On Aug. 29, 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals handed down an important ruling regarding hospital liability in negligent credentialing cases. In Hickman v. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) (Case No. 13CA0939), the court interpreted a new Colorado statute (C.R.S. 12-36.5-203(2)), adopted July 1, 2012, which eliminated immunity for health care facilities relating to credentialing decisions. The plaintiffs in Hickman brought [...]

By |2014-02-06T00:13:58-06:00September 18, 2013|

2013 CCMC Legislative Update

Sharon Caulfield presented the 2013 CCMC Legislative Update on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  Please click below to view this presentation. Related File: 2291_June 11, 2013 Legislative Update

By |2015-05-01T14:15:46-06:00June 14, 2013|

President Obama Announces Change to Deportation Priorities and Deferred Action Program for Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a change in immigration enforcement priority that will serve to benefit certain young people who were brought to this country as children.  This policy change may impact an estimated 800,000 immigrants that qualify under the program. Under the memorandum, certain young people will be eligible for a deferred action classification, which means that [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:16-06:00June 28, 2012|

Senate Bill 191 Brings Change to the Reduction in Force Process

Senate Bill 191 brought significant changes to the reduction in force process.  Specifically, the legislation requires that the manner in which employment contracts will be cancelled during a reduction in force must be set forth in the District's negotiated agreement or District policy, and must include the performance criteria in the District's evaluation system as "significant factors" in determining which [...]

By |2014-02-06T00:22:34-06:00February 1, 2012|

Gessler Launches Password Protection for Business Filers

Colorado Secretary of State sent this bulletin at 01/26/2012 10:30 AM MST Denver, Colorado – Secretary of State Scott Gessler today invited business owners and filers to password protect their filings to safeguard against business identity theft. As business filers incorporate in Colorado or file their annual reports online, they will now have the option to create their own password [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:16-06:00January 27, 2012|

Legal Lines: A CAHSA Publication Written by Caplan and Earnest LLC Attorneys

Legal Lines is a bimonthly newsletter on legal topics delivered to the membership list of CAHSA (Colorado Association of Homes and Services for the Aging), written by Caplan and Earnest LLC attorneys. Related File: Employment: A New Option for Physicians in Senior Facilities: July 12, 2011 Dealing with Harassing or Potentially Violent Clients (or Their Family Members): June 8, 2011 [...]

By |2017-06-19T10:45:10-06:00August 30, 2011|