January 2016

A Look at Addiction, Buprenorphine, and the Legislation Trying to Make it Work

December 2015

Congress Increases OSHA Fine Schedule 80%

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), which includes an obscure provision that substantially increases the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSH Act”) penalty schedule. Specifically, Section 701 of the…

August 2014

Remember to adopt your Policy for Prevention, Detection and Resolution of Controlled Substance Abuse, Misuse and Diversion by August 25th!

By August 25, 2014, all health care facilities and providers licensed by the State of New Hampshire under NH RSA 151 (except laboratories and collection stations) must adopt a policy establishing procedures for the (1) prevention, (2) detection and (3) res…

February 2013

Don’t Be Misled By What You Think Your Admission Agreement Says

The most important aspect of an admission agreement from the perspective of a nursing facility is to make the payment obligation and terms clear and binding. And those terms have to be clear and binding not only to the person signing but also, eventually, …