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Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order giving the courts special authority to address the COVID-19 pandemic as a means of alleviating the ongoing impacts it is having on California’s judicial branch.
The Judicial Council of California has adopted emergency regulations giving would-be plaintiffs and petitioners significantly more time to file civil lawsuits, including those challenging public agency certifications and approvals made pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Residential mortgage servicers have now received critical new guidance regarding borrowers adversely impacted by COVID-19.
On April 2, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a public notice (the Notice) stating that the department will not impose penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) on business associates that use or disclose protected health ...
On April 2, 2020 and April 4, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued unusual interim final rules (the Rules) providing further detail regarding Paycheck Protection Program loans under the CARES Act. The Rules will take effect immediately upon publication in the Federal ...
On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an unusual interim final rule (the Rule) providing further detail regarding Paycheck Protection Program loans (PPP Loans) authorized under the CARES Act.
On March 30, 2020, CMS issued blanket waivers of the Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the Stark Law (Social Security Act Section 1877), effective as of March 1, 2020, related to referrals and financial arrangements for COVID-19 Purposes.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, hospital emergency departments (EDs) must accommodate surges in patient demand while doing their utmost to mitigate the risk of contagion for both patients and practitioners.
On March 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) swept aside dozens of federal healthcare requirements using its emergency waiver authority under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA).