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August 11, 2023

Washington Roundup

AHA News reminds us that “Health care providers must comply with the HIPAA rules with respect to telehealth effective Aug. 9 at 11:59 p.m., when the 90-day enforcement discretion period announced in April expires.” 

The Labor Department’s Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security, Lisa Gomez, blogs about the ACA regulators’ proposed amendments to the federal mental health and substance use disorder rule. 

The EEOC proposed a rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The NPRM was published in the Federal Register for public comment on August 11. The comment period runs until October 10, 2023.

Per the Wall Street Journal, "The [U.S.] Supreme Court [on August 10, 2023] blocked Purdue Pharma’s $6 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits against its Sackler family owners, agreeing to hear the Justice Department’s claim that the drugmaker’s bankruptcy plan improperly wipes out potential liability to additional parties for allegedly fueling the opioid addiction crisis."

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