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Author(s) - Marie Durrant, and Emily Schilling
Holland & Hart News Update
Today EPA released a proposed primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Ozone of 65-70 parts per billion (ppb) (annual fourth highest daily maximum eight-hour concentration, averaged over three (3) years). The proposed NAAQS is more stringent than the previous ozone NAAQS of 75 ppb. The change has been anticipated for months and was compelled by a Sierra Club lawsuit in the Northern District of California. The proposed NAAQS has already been denounced by various groups as too stringent, too lenient, or too costly. Gina McCarthy is staunchly defending the proposed standards, and EPA is taking comments on a standard as low as 60 ppb. The comment period is open for 90 days, commencing when the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register.
Author(s) - Kim Stanger
Holland & Hart News Update
The HIPAA privacy rules generally prohibit healthcare providers and their business associates from using or disclosing protected health information (“PHI”) unless (1) they have a valid written HIPAA authorization signed by the patient or the patient’s personal representative, or (2) a specific regulatory exception applies. Many if not most authorizations received by providers are invalid.
Holland & Hart News Update
Colorado recently enacted a bill that will significantly affect Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers in the state. The bill requires a DME supplier that currently bills or plans to bill the Medicare program for services or products to have a license with the Secretary of State.
Author(s) - Murray Feldman
Thomson Reuters/ Aspatore (2014)
November 2014
Author(s) - W. Craig Willis
Colorado Real Estate Journal