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9/12/2014
Holland & Hart News Update
On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department, acting under the authority granted by President Obama's Executive Order 13662, materially escalated sanctions against Russia, imposing a broad-based package of restrictions on Russian entities operating within Russia’s defense and related materiel sector. According to its press release, the U.S. Department of the Treasury extended targeted financial sanctions to Russia’s largest bank, deepened existing sanctions on Russian financial institutions, expanded sanctions in Russia’s energy sector, and increased the number of sanctioned Russian entities in the energy and defense sectors.
9/11/2014
Author(s) - Kim Stanger
Holland & Hart News Update
Well-intentioned healthcare providers often mistakenly assume that persons under age 18 (minors) may consent to their own healthcare. Treatment of a minor without proper consent may expose the practitioner to tort liability for lack of informed consent or battery in addition to limiting the practitioner’s ability to receive payment for the care. The following summarizes the current rules for minor consents in Idaho.
9/9/2014
With the return of some prosperity in the economy, we have seen an uptick in employers granting or selling equity (stock or partnership interests) in their businesses to their employees. In some cases, these grants are part of a broad-based employee stock purchase program. In other cases, employers use equity to reward and incentivize key players in their business. In all cases, these programs can be very successful in creating loyalty and incentivizing employees. However, these arrangements are subject to a variety of regulatory requirements.
9/5/2014
Author(s) - Lauren Caplan
Holland & Hart News Update
On August 25, 2014, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published draft guidance on when and how federal agencies may effectively use programmatic National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews. See 79 Fed. Reg. 50,578 (August 25, 2014). This draft builds on guidance issued in 1983 and is designed to clarify the appropriate use of programmatic environmental impact statements (PEIS) and programmatic environmental assessments (PEA).
9/3/2014
Author(s) - Kim Stanger
Holland & Hart News Update
If they have not already done so, the deadline for covered entities and business associates to update their HIPAA business associate agreements to comply with Omnibus Rule requirements is September 22, 2014.