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  1. New York Senate Bill S9427A: New State Legislation Poised to Require Pay Transparency

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 1, 2022, in an effort to address systemic pay inequity throughout the state, the New York State Legislature passed Senate Bill S9427A.  If signed by Governor Kathy Hochul, the new law will require employers to disclose critical information about compensation when advertising for a new job opportunity, promotion…

  2. New Guidance on Patient Privacy: HHS addresses how Dobbs affects protected health information

    Campanella Law Office Statement on the United States Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:  Campanella Law Office believes that there is a wholly valid constitutionally legal basis and deep-seated precedent for a federal constitutional right to privacy for all Americans, specifically including in healthcare and private decisions about health care that…

  3. SAVE Act Introduced: New Federal Legislation Addresses Dire Need to Protect Hospital Personnel From Violence

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 7, 2022, bipartisan legislation was introduced to the United States House of Representatives that addresses a rising level of hospital violence and its effect on quality care. The Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 7961), addresses the need to provide our healthcare employees with a…

  4. Reminder: Effective Date for Lead-Paint Inspections of Residential Rentals Approaches

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last July, Governor Murphy signed a legislative package focused on prioritizing public health through a state-wide program to reduce New Jersey citizens’ exposure to lead paint.  Establishing New Jersey as a national leader in lead poisoning prevention, the legislation recognizes lead as a dangerous neurotoxin that can impact a child’s…

  5. United States Department of Justice continues its crusade against Healthcare Fraud: A highlight on MSO relationships

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last year the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) reported recovering more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments related to cases involving fraud and false claims against the government.  The majority of the cases involved the healthcare industry and included situations wherein actors were found to have entered into unlawful…

  6. Executive Order No. 295: Governor Murphy establishes certification program for LGBQT+ – owned businesses

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On May 3, 2022, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 295; requiring the inclusion of LGBTQ+-owned businesses in New Jersey’s existing Minority and/or Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program. The M/WBE program, is a certificate program meant to help businesses access contracts with government entities.  Effective immediately, the order requires that…

  7. Firm Achievements: Campanella Law Office Principal Gina Campanella To Be Featured in the 2022 Top 100 Attorneys Magazine

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Campanella Law Office is pleased to announce that Gina L. Campanella, founder and principal of the firm, will be featured in the 2022 Top 100 Attorneys Magazine. The 2022 Top 100 Attorneys Magazine features one hundred men and women, who are making an impact within their field of law.  Featured…

  8. New York Adopts Full Practice Authority Legislation for Nurse Practitioners

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Earlier this month, with the passing of its budget, New York became the 25th state to grant full and independent practice authority to nurse practitioners (NPs).  Intended to promote access to care, help attract and retain nurses, and address healthcare disparities among different communities, the new legislation  eliminates regulatory barriers…

  9. Advisory Opinion No. 22-04: Office of Inspector General Opines Favorably on Contingency Management Program

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Earlier this year, the Office of Inspector General issued an advisory opinion that determined use of an app-based contingency management program to support addiction recovery was permissible and did not run afoul of  the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Beneficiary Inducement Prohibition (BIP). Contingency management is the use of positive reinforcement…

  10. Assembly Bill No. 862: New law seeks to ensure service dogs’ access to public places

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD   On February 14, 2022, a new law concerning service dogs’ access to public places was approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee of the New Jersey General Assembly.  Simply put, Assembly Bill No. 862, also known as the Tucker & McKnight Bill, requires employee training concerning access to…