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Dec 22, 2020 | 2020 Group Practice Stark Law Changes
"On December 2, 2020, some newly finalized changes to the Stark law took effect. As many physicians are aware, the Stark law generally prohibits physicians from referring a Medicare or Medicaid patient to an entity in which the referring physician (o...
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Dec 22, 2020 | Can an Ohio Jury Award $0 for Pain and Suffering Even When It Finds That Plaintiff Was Injured? It Depends.
Non-economic damages for pain and suffering are a source of constant consternation for Ohio courts because of their intangible properties and unquantifiable characteristics, which is why the subject is normally left for juries to determine. But like...
Dec 21, 2020 | Paid Physician Speaker Programs for Drugs and Devices Under Scrutiny by OIG
"Many physicians are paid to serve as speakers on behalf of drug or device companies. The type of compensation paid to physicians for such activities can vary, but according to the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Ser...
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Dec 18, 2020 | EEOC Releases Guidance About COVID-19 Vaccine
On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance relative to the COVID-19 vaccine and an employer’s obligations with respect to the vaccine under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, and the...
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Dec 17, 2020 | Ohio Supreme Court Adopts “Reasonable Diligence” Standard for Surface Owners Seeking to Abandon Severed Mineral Interests Under the Dormant Mineral Act
On December 17, 2020, in yet another significant case involving severed mineral interests, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued its opinion in Gerrity v. Chervenak, 2020-Ohio-6705.  In a unanimous decision to affirm, the Court held that surface owners wh...
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Dec 15, 2020 | The Supreme Court of Ohio Disqualifies a Trial Court Judge for Failure to Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures
“During this public-health emergency, a judge’s priority must be the health and safety of court employees, trial participants, jurors, and members of the public entering the courthouse”  - Supreme Court of Ohio An Ohio attorney recently sought to...
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Dec 11, 2020 | Ohio Unveils New Data Website as Part of a Transparency Initiative
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted rolled out DataOhio, fulfilling Gov. Mike DeWine’s campaign pledge to provide open, secure access to data to the public, media and policy makers. The technology platform, found at, will display datasets, facilitate r...
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Dec 10, 2020 | Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies a Plaintiff’s Burden in Negligent Hiring, Retention, and Supervision Cases
In addition to statutory claims that employees may bring against their employers, there are a group of common law claims that are also available. It is not unusual, in a harassment or discrimination case, to also see claims for negligent hiring, supe...
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Dec 2, 2020 | Ohio Supreme Court Rules That the Marketable Title Act Is Applicable to Severed Mineral Interests
In a closely-watched case that carried potentially drastic consequences, on December 2, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued its decision in West v. Bode, 2020-Ohio-5473.  In a close 4-3 decision, the Court held that there is no “irreconcilable con...
December 2020 | Online Ratings Pose Risk of Defamation, May Need Response
"The risk of defamation increases with the proliferation of online rating services in the medical industry..." to read the full article, click HERE.
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Nov 20, 2020 | HB 404 Addresses Virtual Meetings, Virtual Learning, and Excess CARES Funding
Update: Governor Mike DeWine signed HB 404 into law on November 23, 2020 In March, the General Assembly made temporary changes to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act, which governs the practices of public bodies.1  House Bill 197 allowed such bodies (includi...
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Nov 11, 2020 | 2021 Outlook on Business and Employment-Based Immigration
In the year 2020, the Trump Administration announced many changes to employment-based immigration. With many of these changes currently being litigated, and in light of the presumptive results of the recent presidential election, it is unclear what c...
Nov 11, 2020 | Selling Your Practice: PPP, MAAP, and CARES Act Relief Fund Compliance
"Despite the pandemic, business is back to normal for many in the health care industry. Transactions that were put on hold, are now moving forward to close. This includes physician practices being sold to physicians, private equity, and hospitals. Ad...
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Nov 5, 2020 | Governor Extends Florida State of Emergency for Additional 60 Days
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-276 on November 3, 2020, which extends the state of emergency in Florida for another 60 days through January 2, 2021. DeSantis initially issued Executive Order 20-52 on March 9, 2020 for the entire stat...
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Nov 4, 2020 | GOP Expands Statehouse Dominance in 2020 Election
Election Day is now behind us. Though voters had been repeatedly cautioned to be patient, Ohioans need not wonder who will control the Ohio Statehouse come January. Republicans saw resounding victories, picking up seats in both the Ohio Senate and th...
November 2020 | $50 Million Stark Settlement Shows Risk of Violation, Whistleblowers
Ericka Adler is quoted in an article discussing a $50 million settlement by a West Virginia hospital in Healthcare Risk Management's November issue.
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Nov 2, 2020 | Governor DeWine Requests BWC Send $5 Billion Dividend to Ohio Employers
On October 28, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine issued a press release which requested the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) send up to $5 billion in dividends to Ohio employers to ease the continued financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic....
Oct 27, 2020 | 7 things to consider when a physician goes part-time
"A common question asked by practices is how they might allow physician owners to switch to part-time status or perhaps no longer participate in certain modalities (such as no longer providing obstetrician services in an ob-gyn practice). There ar...
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Oct 27, 2020 | Ohio Controlling Board Approves $420 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding
On October 26, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the Ohio Controlling Board has approved a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act package of nearly $420 million. The relief package, which is intended to aid those financial...
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Oct 26, 2020 | Litigation Impacts that Ohio HB 606 Will Have on Helping Ohio Businesses Defend against COVID-Related Transmission
As detailed in a recent Roetzel Public Law alert, the Ohio legislature passed House Bill 606 (“H.B. 606”) to grant civil immunity to Ohio businesses regarding civil lawsuits for “injury, death or loss” related to the “transmission or contraction: of...