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Jul 18, 2019 | Ohio State Budget Update: What You Need To Know
After a 17-day delay, state budget negotiations concluded, and Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s $69 billion two-year state operating budget into law. On June 30, lawmakers passed an interim budget, which ran through July 17, to temporarily fund sta...
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Jul 16, 2019 | 4 Things to Know Before Negotiating Your Anesthesia Contract
"Negotiating an employment agreement for an anesthesia/pain management position, whether it’s your first time or your last, can be a challenging experience for physicians. Approaching the process with the right attitude and preparation can help make...
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July 2016 | Government Hacking OK? New Rules Will Expand Government Authority to Do So,
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Jul 5, 2019 | Practices Need to Draft Policies for Physician Marijuana Use
"Although still illegal under federal law, more states continue to decriminalize cannabis use across the country. As a result, employers are struggling with how to handle cannabis use by employees. This is particularly true in the healthcare industry...
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Jul 1, 2019 | Ohio Budget Update: State Lawmakers Miss Deadline to Pass Ohio’s Budget
For the first time in a decade, Ohio’s legislature failed to meet the June 30 statutory deadline to pass its two-year operating budget and were forced to take the unusual step of suspending the state constitution to pass an interim budget. As a stopg...
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Jun 27, 2019 | Defending Against Ohio Tax Audits and Appealing Ohio Tax Assessments
The Ohio Department of Taxation (“The Department”) investigates and institutes various types of audits to explore potential non-compliance by businesses. Thus, Ohio businesses should be aware that this potential cost and exposure is lurking out there...
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Jun 27, 2019 | Congressional Vote to Ensure Protections for State Cannabis Programs
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill that protects legal cannabis programs in all states, Washington D.C. and U.S. territories, from interference by the U.S. De...
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Jun 21, 2019 | Illinois Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Illinois will soon become the eleventh state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Illinois Legislature passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB 1438), which allows the legal possession and sale of recreational marijuana beginning January 1,...
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Jun 14, 2019 | 6 Practice Expansion Considerations
"Physicians often dream of expanding their practice footprint. Whether such expansion means multiple locations in the same state or locations across the country, there are steps you can take to grow your practice while also be compliant with state an...
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Jun 7, 2019 | FDA Holds First-Ever Public Hearing on CBD
The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) held its first-ever public hearing on cannabidiol (“CBD”) on Friday, May 31, 2019 with over one hundred (100) speakers and ten (10) hours of testimony. The purpose of the hearing was to obtain scientific data...
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Jun 7, 2019 | Ohio House Passes HB 80, Includes PTSD Expansion
On June 5, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 80, which added several updates to the Ohio Workers’ Compensation program. This is notable because HB 80 is officially a budget bill, with a deadline of passing both Senate approval and s...
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Jun 6, 2019 | Federal Agency Changes on the Horizon for Hemp and Hemp-Derived Products - Including CBD
Two recent announcements from the federal government may indicate a loosening of restrictions regarding hemp and hemp-derived products. First, the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) recently announced that it will allow people to fly with...
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Jun 4, 2019 | The Importance of a Startup’s Board of Directors
Countless new businesses, commonly known as “startups,” are launched each and every day, and while some of them may have better business models than others, a startup’s ability to successfully grow from a seed into a stable, mature, and profitable bu...
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June 2019 | Ohio Court of Appeals Clarifies MTA and DMA Issues in Recent Oil and Gas Rights Cases
In a series of opinions following the recent Supreme Court of Ohio decision in Blackstone v. Moore, 2018-Ohio-4959, the Seventh District Court of Appeals has ruled that the Marketable Title Act ("MTA") and the Dormant Mineral Act ("DMA") apply to bot...
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May 24, 2019 | One Week Away: Upcoming FDA Hearing on Cannabis Products
Anyone involved in the Cannabis or related industries should pay close attention to an upcoming Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) hearing which is scheduled to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality...
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May 24, 2019 | How to Safely Prescribe and Manage Opioids
"In April, I had the opportunity to speak at the annual meeting for American Society of Addiction Medicine. The meeting explored the many issues presented by addiction in this country, largely from a clinical perspective. My colleague, Effrem Grai...
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May 22, 2019 | Cannabis-Related Trademarks
In recent years, it has been difficult for cannabis companies to develop and protect consistent and comprehensive brands on a nationwide basis, due to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s (“USPTO’s”) refusal of federal registration for trademarks use...
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May 21, 2019 | Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Submits Dividend Proposal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors, under the Audit Subcommittee, has set forth the dividend proposal for all state fund employers. The Bureau will be paying 88% of 2017 policy year premiums to employers. Dividends will be is...
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May 15, 2019 | Proposed Tax Changes in Ohio Budget Bill
By Daniel B. Waters, Attorney The 2020-2021 Ohio Biennial Budget passed the Ohio House by a vote of 85-9, and moves on to the Ohio Senate for debate. House Bill 166 has a number of important tax law changes that will affect not only Ohioans, but a...
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May 15, 2019 | The Importance of an Effective Opening Statement
The opening statement is the moment when the jury first hears the facts of the case, to understand who the witnesses will be and to learn why the jury should decide in favor of the defense....