Author: Heather L. Bohnke

Sixth Circuit Applies Four-Year Statute of Limitation to Discrimination Claims under the Affordable Care Act

January 26, 2022 By Heather L. Bohnke In Legal Alerts

The Sixth Circuit Court’s decision in Tomei v. Parkwest Medical Center, 2022 WL 153178, (6th Cir. 2022), makes it clear that a failure to accommodate a patient’s disability is actionable under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Although lawsuits under the Rehabilitation Act may be […]

Arizona Court of Appeals Defends the Integrity of Peer Review Privileged Information & Documents

August 26, 2021 By Heather L. Bohnke In Legal Alerts

Recently the Arizona Court of Appeals reiterated that the overriding public interest in hospital peer review proceedings prohibits fishing expeditions into those proceedings. In Takieh v O’Meara, 1 CA-CV 20-0290, the plaintiff wanted a hospital to produce emails related to a particular doctor’s peer review proceedings, or at least a privilege […]

Health Care Institution Administrators Can Temporarily Facilitate Service of Legal Probate Documents on Patients

April 30, 2020 By Heather L. Bohnke In Legal Alerts

April 30, 2020 – On April 16, 2020, The Arizona Supreme Court published an Administrative Order (2020-67), allowing probate proceedings to progress during the COVID State of Emergency health care institution lock-downs. The order gives the administrator of an Arizona health care institution, or such other person the administrator designates, authority […]

Executive & Regulatory Help, But Not Complete Immunity, For Health Care Workers Treating COVID-19

April 10, 2020 By Heather L. Bohnke In Legal Alerts

April 10, 2020 – On April 9, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order granting “immunity” from liability for front-line licensed health care workers and volunteers “providing medical services in support of the State’s public health emergency for COVID-19.” Still, the immunity only extends to acts and omissions occurring […]

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