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BulletMarch 2006 Volume 2 Number 7
News  March 1, 2006
Physician-Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL

March 2, 2006 - CLE
Medicare Part D: A Crash Course for Practitioners

(Teleconference & Live Audio Webcast)

March 2, 2006 - CLE
Administrative Law Review Symposium

(Washington, DC)

March 8, 2006 - CLE
Are You Ready for HIPAA in April? New Privacy Notice for Small Covered Health Plan...

(Teleconference & Live Audio Webcast)

HIPAA: A Practical Guide to the Privacy and Security of Health Data

HIPAA: A Practical Guide to the Privacy and Security of Health Data by June M. Sullivan

March 9, 2006 - CLE
Anti-Kickback Law Basics

(Teleconference & Live Audio Webcast)

March 9, 2006 - CLE
JCEB: Final USERRA Guidance: Taking Care of Our Troops on the Home Front

(Teleconference & Live Audio Webcast)

March 21, 2006 - CLE
JCEB: Seizing Opportunities and Sidestepping Pitfalls: Drafting Welfare Plan Documents

(Teleconference & Live Audio Webcast)

May 24, 2006
General Counsel Roundtable

(Teleconference & Live Audio Webcast)

June 9, 2006
Physician-Legal Issues Conference

(Chicago, IL)

Interest Group Communication Highlights

Government Links



Managed Care Litigation Managed Care Litigation by Julie A. Barnes

CDC Public Health Law News

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Chair's Column
by Gregory L. Pemberton, Ice Miller, Indianapolis, IN

I have just returned from the Seventh Annual Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference held in Tucson, Arizona. I cannot help but hear the phrase from a classic comedy record from the sixties (if you know this obscure reference, my heart goes out to you on a number of levels) "Let me say this about that ..." So here goes.

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Don’t Let The Computer Eat The E-Mail: Electronic Document Preservation Under The Coming Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements
by Kenneth N. Rashbaum, Esq., Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP, New York, NY

The hospital’s chief compliance officer reclines in her chair, finally, as the digital readout on her desk clock flips to 9:30 p.m. She clears her mind of the latest jumble of acronyms which rule her professional life – JCAHO, HIPAA, EMTALA and CMS, among others – and reaches to power down her computer for the night. As her hand moves the mouse, she hears the telltale chime of a new e-mail. Shrugging, she clicks and opens it. It’s from the chief financial officer, asking her whether she has completed the policy to preserve e-mails concerning the hospital’s financial audit reports, pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 or, as it’s not-so-affectionately known, “SOX.” She shakes her head, unable to handle yet another regulatory acronym which she knows will stand for many overtime hours, and writes back, “Which e-mails?” He answers, “That’s for you to figure out. Good night.”

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Nonprofit Governance Reform: Rating Agencies Join The Fray by Andrew J. Demetriou Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Los Angeles, CA
by Andrew J. Demetriou, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Los Angeles, CA

Over the past three years, nonprofit organizations have wrestled with the degree to which they should undertake the types of governance reforms that are mandated for SEC registered companies under the terms of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Common reasons for proceeding slowly, or not at all, were that Sarbanes-Oxley Act does not apply to nonprofits, and except in a handful of states, such as California, there have been no state law mandates for change. There are also practical considerations that militate against strict application of Sarbanes-Oxley in the nonprofit context, including significant differences in the development and expectations for board members, focus on mission rather that profitability and the overlay of federal exempt organization rules.

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Interest Group Spotlight

Transactional & Business Healthcare

The Transactional & Business Healthcare Interest Group focuses on the application of healthcare law to acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions.

The IG is led by Chair William W. Horton, Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC, Birmingham, AL and Vice Chairs Clifford E. Barnes, Epstein Becker & Green, Washington, DC; Anthony M. DiLeo, Anthony M. DiLeo, APC, New Orleans, LA; Lisa Genecov, Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP, Dallas, TX; Matthew D. Jenkins, Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA and Roger Strode, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, WI.

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