Celebrity HIPAA Violations: Lessons from the Jussie Smollett Incident

When healthcare providers gain access to celebrities’ medical records, HIPAA violations become newsworthy. CBS Chicago interviewed Erin Jackson of Jackson LLP to understand the actions of a hospital following a breach. In February 2019, television actor Jussie Smollett was charged with filing a false police report after allegedly staging his own assault. The stunning arrest...

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The Intersection Between Non-Solicitation and Patient Abandonment

The Intersection Between Non-Solicitation and Patient Abandonment

Common in employment agreements, non-solicitation clauses prohibit an employee from soliciting an employer’s clients, staff, and business contacts to do business with another firm or company. For healthcare providers looking to transition to a new practice or business, restrictions on the provider’s ability to solicit his or her patients to continue treatment at a new...

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Healthcare License Compacts in Illinois: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Healthcare License Compacts in Illinois: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Can you cross state lines with your Illinois license? Increasingly, states are becoming more flexible with the geographic requirements they impose upon healthcare professionals.  We examine four healthcare compacts and their current status in Illinois: the medical, nursing, dental, and physical therapy compacts. Read on to learn about who supports them, who opposes them, and...

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The Pillars of Noncompetition Agreements in the Healthcare Industry: Illinois Law Considerations

The Pillars of Noncompetition Agreements in the Healthcare Industry: Illinois Law Considerations

Noncompetes typically limit an individual’s right to join or start a competitor business within a certain geographic range and for a designated period of time. Noncompetes are often supplemented by non-solicitation provisions, which restrict an individual from poaching a business’s clients, patients, or employees, and by confidentiality provisions. In recent years, noncompetition agreements – also...

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New Illinois Laws to Know for 2019

New Illinois Laws to Know for 2019

It’s a new year, and that means a host of new laws take effect in Illinois. We reviewed them and summarized the ones most likely to impact your healthcare practice. As the new year begins, many laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly also take effect. Over 250 new laws become effective on January 1st,...

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Medical Marijuana Laws Changing in Illinois

Medical Marijuana Laws Changing in Illinois

Illinois’ medical marijuana laws recently saw dramatic changes. Stay abreast of how the new law impacts your practice. Be sure that you’re also tuned into how you can (legally and ethically) integrate these therapies into patient care! This past summer, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a new measure that will change the way...

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Happy 4th from Jackson LLP!

Happy 4th from Jackson LLP!

Take a listen as they discuss the Founding Fathers' own debate over healthcare, more than 200 years ago. One group of men burned down the brand-new hospital of the day to protest their lack of access to healthcare as smallpox raged through their communities. It even makes today's political feud seem...

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