New Jersey Offices - (201) 891-3726/ (732) 314-7405

New Jersey Offices
  • 356 Franklin Avenue
  • Second Floor
  • Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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  • (By Appointment Only)
  • Shore Crossings – 3600 Route 66
  • Suite 150
  • Neptune, NJ 07753
  • (201) 891-3726/ (732) 314-7405 tel

New York Office - (646) 759-2962

New York Office
  • (By Appointment Only)
  • 43 West 43rd Street
  • Suite 143
  • New York, NY 10036
  • (646) 759-2962 tel

Category Archives: Health Care

  1. Assembly Bill No. 543: New legislation updates training requirements for psychologists.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. On October 29, 2020, new legislation updating training requirements for psychologists passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature.  If signed into law, A543 would change the current requirements for licensure from the State Board of Psychological Examiners in two important ways. First, in order to account for professional opportunities…

  2. Information Blocking and Health IT Certification Requirements: Compliance dates and timeframes extended in response to COVID-19

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. Many of our clients have been reaching out in recent weeks with questions regarding the Information Blocking and Health IT Certification requirement more commonly known as “Open Notes”. Originally scheduled to go into effect today, this requirement, as well as many other specific requirements of 21st century Cures Act Final…

  3. Suicide Prevention Month 2020: Raising our voice in continued support of our health care providers

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. On this day, the last day of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, Campanella Law Office would like to take a moment to once again add its voice to those in our professional community who are calling for increased awareness around the issues of professional burnout and suicide. The past month…

  4. Senate Bill No. 2455: NJ permits professional licensure regardless of immigration status

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week New Jersey became the first east coast state to allow its residents access to occupational licenses notwithstanding immigration status. S. 2445 states: Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule, or regulation, lawful presence in the United States shall not be required to obtain a professional or occupational license,…

  5. HIPAA Compliance: Patient Requests for Records – Avoiding Costly Violations

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. It is undeniable that health care providers have their hands full these days.  However, operating during a global health emergency does not alleviate basic obligations such as those related to a patients’ protected health information (PHI).  Just last year, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its Right to Access…

  6. #STOPTHESTIGMA: United States Senators Introduce the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (S. 4349)

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Campanella Law Office applauds and emphatically supports the introduction of S. 4349, the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (the “Act”).  Named to honor the emergency physician who took her own life in April 2020 after working on the frontlines of the pandemic and surviving COVID-19 herself, the…

  7. COVID-19 Liability Waivers: Are they a good idea?

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As individuals begin returning to work in New Jersey, business owners and health care practitioners are rightfully concerned about exposure to liability related to corona virus disease 2019.  Therefore, many are exploring the option of having associated individuals waive their right to sue for injuries related to a COVID-19 diagnosis…

  8. Executive Order No. 145: Acknowledging a Drastic Decrease in the Spread of COVID-19, Governor Murphy Authorizes Resumption of Elective Surgeries

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As of yesterday, May 26, 2020, the suspension of elective surgeries and invasive procedures deemed necessary to respond to Coronavirus 2019, has been rescinded.  Although the initial suspension was considered crucial to preserve the “capacity of the health care system to deal with the surge of COVID-19 cases,” Executive Order…

  9. HIPAA Compliance: Important Information for Providers and Covered Entities regarding the Minor Patient

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. In New Jersey, any individual under the age of 18 is a minor.  Despite the existing crises climate created by the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians, providers and covered entities have a continuing responsibility to be mindful of certain privacy issues when caring for patients who have not yet reached the legal…

  10. COVID-19 Update:  Pandemic response exceptions to common privacy practices in business and health care 

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD  Over the past several weeks, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy and various federal government offices have issued more than 20 executive orders and federal memorandums in an effort to address the ongoing COVID-19 crises, decelerate the pandemic and mitigate its effect on all citizens.  Predominantly effective for the duration of the…