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In this episode of Health Care Law Today, Foley partner Emily Weber and associate Lauren Carboni talk with Dr. Casey Wolfington of Vail Health Eagle Valley Behavioral Health about behavioral health reform and a people-first approach to behavioral health care that is accessible, affordable and equitable. We encourage you to listen to the podcast in its entirety. Please note that the interview copy below is not verbatim. We do our best to provide you with a…
On April 21, 2022, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, the standard-setting body of California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA), once again revised the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) that we previously addressed in July 2021.  The revised ETS, which took effect on May 6, 2022, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2022, consist of the most relaxed COVID-19 prevention workplace measures to come out of the Golden State…
Whether to protect the health and safety of their workplaces, to comply with governmental requirements when applicable, or a combination of the two, many employers have adopted mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies. Faced with the consequences of refusing to be vaccinated, a number of workers are now filing religious discrimination lawsuits against their employers for failure to accommodate their anti-vaccine religious beliefs. Court decisions from the preliminary stages of these cases provide key lessons on navigating…
On May 3, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule that temporarily increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) from 180 days to 540 days. This policy will take effect on May 4, 2022, and will grant an automatic extension of up to 540 days to certain EAD renewal applicants with a timely filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization renewal application pending during…
On March 28-29, the 2022 Smart Fabrics Summit, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held at the Wilson College of Textiles of North Carolina State University.  The Summit is an annual conference that serves as a meeting of the minds of the nation’s preeminent stakeholders in the e-textiles industry, including the likes of electrical and textile engineers, research labs, manufacturers, consumer brands, and federal defense agencies.  The two-day event featured the format…
Following a federal judge’s ruling last week, striking down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) mask mandate in airports and other public transportation settings nationwide, the agency’s ability to impose future restrictions is in doubt. In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle found the mask mandate exceeded the CDC’s authority under federal public health law, and she put forth a narrow interpretation that would limit the agency’s ability to take actions…
This article originally appeared in Entrepreneur and is republished here with permission. The promise (and peril) of actionable and monetizable patient data in digital health has never been higher. On the one hand, the overnight acceptance and adoption of telemedicine during the pandemic turned what had been a niche into a juggernaut, and with it transformed millions of valuable patient interactions and disclosures into searchable, actionable intelligence that can be mined. On the other hand,…
Foley Associate Hillary Vedvig recently presented at the American Bar Association’s 51st Annual Conference on Environmental Law in San Francisco, California. The Conference focused on the future of environmental law and how emerging topics and trends are fundamentally changing environmental law practices, including COVID-19, climate change, and emerging contaminants. The conference explored how the transformative movements over the past year have impacted business, environmental protection, and the engagement of diverse stakeholders. Panels and speakers addressed…
In our April 7th article, Vehicle Sales Continue Their Depression, my colleague Jeff Soble provided some valuable insight into the current state of supply and demand issues impacting the automotive sector. In that article, Jeff noted how certain manufactures feel they are “riding a bit of a roller coaster due to fluctuating parts supply issues.” Of all the asset classes used in the modern vehicle is this more apparent than the silicon semiconductor shortage…
One Health Resources and Services Administration program, “COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured,” has been a huge source of funding for COVID-19 services during the public health emergency. The HRSA uninsured program has paid approximately $18 billion in claims, including approximately $11.4 billion for testing, $5.85 billion for treatment and $1.6 billion for vaccines.1 Over the last few weeks, the HRSA stopped accepting…