Below is an excerpt of a legal update co-authored with Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group partners Megan Baroni and Jon Schaefer.

On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted its COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Employers providing health care services will be required to comply with new COVID-19 specific standards it specifies. The ETS applies to all settings where any employee provides “healthcare services” or “healthcare support services.” Read the legal update.

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Photo of Lisa Boyle Lisa Boyle

Lisa Boyle is a partner and chairs Robinson+Cole’s Health Law Group. She has spent more than 23 years representing a wide variety of health care providers, including hospitals, physicians, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, continuing care retirement communities…

Lisa Boyle is a partner and chairs Robinson+Cole’s Health Law Group. She has spent more than 23 years representing a wide variety of health care providers, including hospitals, physicians, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, continuing care retirement communities, and federally qualified health centers. Ms. Boyle has extensive experience advising health care providers on medical staff and peer review issues, physician recruitment and compensation, medical staff bylaws, management arrangements, electronic medical records, EMTALA, the Stark law and anti-kickback statute, corporate governance, corporate compliance, gainsharing issues, clinical integration and antitrust issues, and risk management and patient care issues. Ms. Boyle has represented health care providers in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private placements, and reorganizations. She regularly serves as counsel to hospitals and physicians’ groups in forming and preparing organizational documents for various joint venture structures.

Ms. Boyle lectures frequently on a variety of health care topics, including physician recruitment, physician compensation, peer review, HIPAA, and informed consent. She is the author of the book entitled HIPAA-a Guide to Health Care Privacy and Security Law, published by Aspen Publishers. Read more at rc.com.

Photo of Conor Duffy Conor Duffy

Conor Duffy is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Health Law Group and the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Team. Mr. Duffy advises hospitals, physician groups, accountable care organizations, community providers, post-acute care providers, and other health care entities on general corporate matters and health…

Conor Duffy is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Health Law Group and the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Team. Mr. Duffy advises hospitals, physician groups, accountable care organizations, community providers, post-acute care providers, and other health care entities on general corporate matters and health care issues. He provides legal counsel on a full range of transactional and regulatory health law issues, including contracting, licensure, mergers and acquisitions, the False Claims Act, the Stark Law, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws and regulations, HIPAA compliance, state breach notification requirements, and other health care regulatory matters. Read his full rc.com bio here.