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Lindsmith discusses pandemic-related litigation

Litigation partner Quintin Lindsmith reviewed the difference in litigation during the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu pandemic of 1918, featured in Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly.

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Will you be ready when the COVID-19 vaccines arrive?

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Hearing discusses future pandemic risk management

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Virtual Public Meeting option extended through July 1, 2021

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Ohio Governor DeWine issues three-week statewide curfew

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Considerations related to the CDC’s updated definition of close contact

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Ohio BWC Board of Directors to vote on $5 billion dividend for employers

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So, you want to record your lessons. What should you consider?

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Ohio Medicaid telehealth changes made permanent

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BWC to provide $1.5B for Ohio employers

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EEOC elaborates on ADA compliance: COVID-19 and the return to work effort

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Ohio Legislature grants qualified immunity to schools for COVID-19 related lawsuits

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The Department of Labor’s revised FFCRA regulations address the intersection of intermittent leave and a school district’s use of hybrid learning models

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U.S. Department of Labor issues revised FFCRA rules in response to New York District Court decision

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Governor signs qualified immunity bill for COVID-19 related lawsuits

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COVID-19 Update: CMS announces resumption of survey activities

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Medicare to begin requiring orders for repeat COVID-19 and related tests

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CMS issues new COVID-19 guidance, including nursing home staff testing requirements

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Potential liability and defenses related to COVID-19 for public educational institutions

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COVID-19 Update: OCR updates guidance on contacting former COVID-19 patients about blood and plasma donation to add health plans

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CMS to require a positive COVID-19 viral test result for additional 20 percent Medicare payment

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Ohio Governor DeWine recommends $1.5 billion payment to employers

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Preparing to serve Ohio’s students with disabilities during the 2020-2021 school year

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Expansion of Medicare telehealth services and ACA short-term health plans may be here to stay

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More uncertainty ahead for employers after New York District Court strikes down parts of FFCRA regulations

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COVID-19 Update: CMS waivers continue as public health emergency extended, debate grows on which waivers should become permanent

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CARES Act updates for higher ed

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DeWine announces statewide mask mandate, HB6 repeal developments and broadband updates

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DeWine announces statewide facial covering requirement and travel advisory

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Medicare program resuming fee-for-service audits and DMEPOS prior authorization program paused during COVID-19 pandemic

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IRS moves CHNA due dates to December 31, 2020

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Governor DeWine addresses the state; Level 3 county updates; new local mask ordinances

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DeWine announces new counties with mandatory mask requirement; plans for colleges and universities to reopen; education COVID plan implementation funding

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New Ohio rules of practice and procedure effective July 1

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DeWine announces new county-specific mask requirements, general business and social distancing and industry specific orders extended

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ACGME sponsoring institution emergency categorization

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What’s in your toolbox? A legal guide to K-12 instructional delivery options for 2020–2021

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Anticipating COVID-19 enforcement action: Risks for providers

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COVID-19 Update: New EEOC guidance states that ADA prohibits employers from requiring coronavirus antibody tests

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COVID-19 Update: OCR issues guidance on contacting former COVID-19 patients about blood and plasma donation

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Ohio Governor and General Assembly updates

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Coronavirus and captives...the new future of insurance?

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Increased reimbursement for hospital stays for Medicare beneficiaries with COVID-19 diagnosis likely to lead to audits and False Claims lawsuits

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PUCO grants request to suspend door-to-door marketing

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The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, passed by Congress, goes to the president for signature

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All surgeries and procedures may resume, according to Ohio governor

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Surprise COVID-19 medical bills: What providers can and cannot do

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FERC commissioners dispute natural gas project approvals

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Governor DeWine and Ohio BWC to further defer employer premiums

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SBA releases Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application and interim final rule

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COVID-19 Update: Ohio issues final plan for health care isolation centers

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Need face coverings for your workers? Two million face coverings are headed to Ohio employers

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Is OSHA knocking at your door more often? Here’s why.

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Ohioans Protecting Ohioans order issued

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Unjust enrichment claims in tuition refund class actions: No pain, no gain, no claim

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COVID-19 relief for health plans and participants: Employers and employees get mid-year break on cafeteria plan changes and COBRA deadlines

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DeWine announces more Ohio reopenings

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EEOC provides COVID-19 return to work guidance for high risk workers as Ohio governor urges they stay home

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ACGME issues procedures for investigation and enforcement of non-compliance with its COVID-19 requirements

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CMS issues nursing homes best practices toolkit to combat COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update: Final rule adopted requiring long-term care facilities to report COVID-19 data

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Two federal courts find SBA “ineligibility rules” inapplicable to PPP loans

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COVID-19 Update: CMS allows hospitals to provide swing bed services

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FAQs regarding voluntary disclosure

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Tuition refund class actions: The latest COVID-19 casualty

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RestartOhio in full swing

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The FFCRA and other laws affecting the return to work

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A virus walks into a bar...

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Got masks? Ohio Manufacturing Alliance knows where to get them!

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COVID-19 Update: Providers beware – OCR reiterates that HIPAA restrictions on disclosures to the media apply during the pandemic

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Gov. DeWine announces 2020 fiscal year reduction in budget expenditures

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COVID-19 Update: The impact of COVID-19 on health care private equity due diligence

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COVID-19 Update: New CMS changes that impact medical education

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ODJFS provides online form to report employees who quit or refuse to return to work because of COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update: Medicare to waive more testing, telehealth, hospital requirements

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COVID-19 Update: ODH issues order allowing providers to resume some non-essential surgeries and procedures

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Ohio COVID-19: Stay Safe Ohio order

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Reopening business amidst COVID-19: No one-size-fits-all approach for managing employment law risks

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COVID-19 Update: CMS issues explanatory guidance on Stark Law blanket waivers

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Governor DeWine outlines Responsible Restart Ohio plan

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5 issues to consider if your customer files bankruptcy

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COVID-19 recovery: Financial aid and resources for hospitals and health care providers

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COVID-19 recovery: Legal considerations for hospitals and health systems planning for post-pandemic operations

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COVID-19 Update: EEOC approves testing employees for coronavirus before returning to work

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A closer look at CARES Act funding requirements for K-12

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Chubb CEO warns retroactive business interruption claims could be fatal to insurance industry

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Clinical research flexibilities during the COVID-19 public health emergency

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DOE releases additional $6.3 billion for higher education institutional costs, provides FAQ guidance

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Practical strategies to limit preference liability

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COVID-19 Update: CMS and ONC delay interoperability rules

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COVID-19 Update: ODH announces elective surgery order

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COVID-19 Update: Beware of cooperation in the labor market

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COVID-19 Update: Pandemic implications for GME programs

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Ohio Auditor clarifies use of electronic signature on official documents

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Ohio Power Siting Board approves solar farm amidst pandemic

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COVID-19 Update: CMS issues guidelines on providing non-emergent and non-COVID-19 health care

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COVID-19 Update: Providers participating in COVID-19 clinical trials now eligible for MIPS credit

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COVID-19 will not further extend Ohio’s hemp application deadline

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COVID-19 Update: CMS issues guidance on transferring long-term care residents

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CARES Act: Incentivizing charitable contributions

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City of Columbus officials say keeping new construction and other development moving through the approval process is a top priority

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COVID-19 Update: CMS and Ohio Board of Pharmacy issue new and updated regulatory waivers

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Governor DeWine looks to reopen Ohio amid COVID-19

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U.S. Department of Education releases $3 billion for COVID-19 relief

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Business interruption insurance coverage and COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update: New Ohio orders require nursing homes and residential care facilities to notify residents of COVID-19 cases and require first responders to be told of COVID-19 cases

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What all employers are asking about health and retirement benefits during COVID-19

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Don’t let good intentions come back to haunt you: Protections for landlords to consider when granting temporary rent relief under commercial leases due to COVID-19

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COVID-19 and unemployment insurance: How to manage employees who decline to return to work

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COVID-19 Update: DOL, HHS and Treasury issue FAQs for group health plans and insurers on COVID-19 testing and provider visits

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Municipal income tax withholding: Working from home amid pandemic

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COVID-19 and ERISA disability claims

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COVID-19 Update: OCR announces HIPAA enforcement discretion for community-based testing sites

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Ohio Department of Education issues guidance on teacher evaluations conducted during COVID-19 and beyond

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COVID-19 Update: OCR issues bulletin on civil rights laws during public health emergency

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Ohio BWC to send $1.6 billion in dividend payments to employers

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Student loans and wage garnishments under the CARES Act

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COVID-19 Update: OIG extends Kickback Statute protection to arrangements covered by blanket COVID-19 Stark law waivers

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FEMA accepting local government applications for its Public Assistance Grant Program for COVID-19 expenses

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CARES Act: Extension of Social Security tax payments and estimated tax payments

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COVID-19 collaboration: Use of higher ed facilities by health care institutions

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COVID-19 Update: Data sharing requests and orders for hospitals

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COVID-19 Update: New guidance on HIPAA issues

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DOL issues temporary regulations implementing the FFCRA

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Local government applications for FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program for COVID-19 expenses currently accepted

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Ohio extends Stay At Home order

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Recent CFPB guidance provides flexibility for investigating consumer credit reporting disputes

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Dispensing with evaluations of teachers and administrators under H.B. 197: Are the benefits worth the legal risks?

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Ohio Governor signs Executive Order on commercial evictions and foreclosures

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The current impact of the CARES Act on K-12 education

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U.S. Department of Education discusses best practices for maintaining FERPA and virtual learning during COVID-19

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Useful guidance for distance learning reissued

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Voluntary disclosure considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Changes to workers’ compensation statute of limitations due to COVID-19

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Ohio BWC waives employer program requirements

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Construction services included in the CARES Act

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COVID-19 Update: CMS issues new 1135 blanket waivers

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COVID-19 Update: HHS issues 18 blanket waivers of enforcement of Stark law

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Federal tax filing date extended

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Ohio EPA guidance for navigating compliance-related issues during COVID-19

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Ohio EPA information on communicating with the agency and the submission of files

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Ohio EPA information on COVID-19 and public water systems

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CARES Act provisions targeted at state and local governments

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CARES Act SBA loan program

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House Bill 197: Ohio Legislature responds to K-12 needs during COVID-19 pandemic

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Ohio extends income tax filing and estimated payment deadline

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Ohio’s Emergency COVID-19 Response Bill (H.B. 197) and the Ohio Supreme Court order the tolling of statutes of limitations and other litigation deadlines

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US EPA issues temporary enforcement policy in wake of COVID-19

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CARES Act provisions offer relief for families who need to access retirement funds due to COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 Update: Health care provisions of the federal stimulus bill

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COVID-19 Update: How Ohio's coronavirus emergency bill impacts health care providers

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DOL issues a Families First Coronavirus Response Act poster

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Potential impacts of H.B. 197 on Ohio EPA regulated entities

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President signs stimulus act providing additional aid to unemployed

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Is my business essential? Slagle says it may take a case-by-case an...

In an Ohio Manufacturers Association (OMA) conference call alongside Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Bricker attorney Chris Slagle advised that operations must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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COVID-19 Update: Cost-report reimbursement impact of expanding hospital inpatient bed capacity

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COVID-19 Update: HHS implements president’s executive order to prevent medical resource hoarding

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COVID-19: Practical suggestions for business transactions and loan closings

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Legal update and action plan regarding pandemic child care in Ohio

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Ohio EPA’s power plant efficiency rules

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U.S. Department of Education issues updated FAQs concerning FERPA and COVID-19

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Ohio COVID-19 legislation

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Public body meetings and hearings may be held virtually during the State Emergency

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Killworth discusses HIPAA challenges for health care entities in th...

Providers are continually needing to be flexible and resourceful in how and where they offer care to a growing number of coronavirus patients, and, according to Bricker health care attorney Allen Killworth, a waiver is helpful but may not be enough.

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COVID-19 and drinking water and wastewater

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COVID-19 Update: CMS announces relief for providers participating in quality reporting programs

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COVID-19 Update: ODI issues bulletin on out-of-network coverage for coronavirus testing and treatment

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COVID-19: Additional considerations for school district labor and employment issues

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Fannie Mae releases new Lender Letters on originations and appraisals

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Greene County recorder resumes processing of mail, offers links to online index books

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Ohio BWC defers employers’ premium payments

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Special education continuation concerns

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Understanding Ohio's Stay at Home Order

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USEPA information on disinfectants for use against coronavirus

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An overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for public employers

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COVID-19 Update: ODM issues emergency telemedicine rule

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COVID-19 Update: OMHAS issues emergency telemedicine rule

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COVID-19 Update: President signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Disaster loans now available to Ohio’s small businesses

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Examining the defense of impracticability: Does the COVID-19 pandemic qualify as an “unforeseen event” that could render a UCC contract impractical?

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How OSHA and the BWC recommend employers manage COVID-19 and the need for personal protective equipment in the workplace

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Tax payment deadline extended 90 days but filing deadline remains

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COVID-19 Update: Extending Medical Staff appointment/privilege periods during the coronavirus outbreak

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COVID-19 Update: FDA announces policies to increase availability of coronavirus testing

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COVID-19 Update: Ohio Pharmacy Board issues guidance regarding practice of pharmacy

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HUD/FHFA announce details of foreclosure and eviction moratorium

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Workers’ compensation implications of COVID-19 for employers

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Coronavirus and its impact on Ohio's primary election

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County recorders’ offices across Ohio are limiting hours/closing to the public

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COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine asks all employers to take employees’ temperatures every day

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COVID-19 Update: President Trump expands Medicare telehealth benefits during coronavirus outbreak

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COVID-19 Update: Telehealth – waiver of HIPAA requirements and expanded flexibility

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Online filings with the Ohio Secretary of State are experiencing delays

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PUCO provides guidance in light of declared state of emergency

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PUCO suspends in-person filings

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Utilities temporarily halt disconnections

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COVID-19 in Ohio: A government relations update

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COVID-19 Update: HHS issues EMTALA waiver for actions necessitated by COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update: HHS issues limited 72-hour HIPAA waiver for hospitals

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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Department of Education issues Title IV guidance

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COVID-19: OSHA issues employer guidance

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Cuyahoga County courts and others adopt new business continuity procedures

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Force majeure provisions: Dusting off a law school exam topic for the COVID-19 pandemic

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Update on FERPA and the 2020 Census for college/university student housing administrators

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Bankruptcy court announces new procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 Update: OMHAS issues guidance for opioid treatment programs

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COVID-19 Update: What the president’s declaration of national emergency means for health care facilities

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Industrial Commission hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Ohio offers employers relief for COVID-19 related work disruptions

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COVID-19 developments in employee medical insurance

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Legal considerations related to Ohio’s school closure

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COVID-19 Update: Preparedness for long-term care facilities

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COVID-19 Update: Survey suspension FAQs

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Ohio public school (K-12) guidance for coronavirus with Q&A

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COVID-19 Update: CMS issues EMTALA guidance

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COVID-19 Update: Ohio confirms first cases

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COVID-19 and spring break travel: Maintaining a healthy workplace

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COVID-19 Update: Reimbursement issues – Who is picking up the tab for coronavirus testing?

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CMS announces actions to address the spread of COVID-19

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Preparing for a COVID-19 outbreak: What do health care employers need to know?

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Coronavirus: Patient privacy implications

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Coronavirus and influenza: Key issues for employers

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