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  1. 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…

  2. #STOPTHESTIGMA: President Biden expected to sign the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act into law

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, President Biden gave his State of the Union address where he emphasized his administration’s commitment to focus on our nation’s growing mental health crisis.  In conjunction with the President’s address, the White House released a Fact Sheet that further explained the Biden administration’s vision to transform how mental health…

  3. We need to talk about HIPAA

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last December, the New Jersey health care community received a sobering reminder of the importance of the proper handling of protected health care information.  After being accused of compromising patient data, a large cancer treatment provider settled with the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA); admitting no fault but agreeing to…

  4. How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Real Estate Transactions Involving Smart Homes

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Smart technology is here to stay and it seems almost everything from lights to dishwashers can be controlled by a phone.  Homes are considered “smart” when they include upgraded systems that connect elements such as thermostats, security systems, sound systems and appliances to the internet.  Although these systems are designed…

  5. Firm Achievements: Campanella Law Office Principal Gina L. Campanella Installed as Member of Wyckoff-Midland Park Rotary Club

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Campanella Law Office is proud to announce that Gina L. Campanella, Esq., FACHE was installed today as a member of the Wyckoff-Midland Park Rotary Club. The first chapter of Rotary Club was established in 1905 with the intention to create an environment where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas…

  6. Courtroom Cue: New Jersey District Court Orders Production of Psychiatric Records In Connection with Hostile Work Environment and Emotional Distress

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last month, the New Jersey District Court ordered the release of psychiatric records related to a  plaintiff’s claims that her colleagues created a hostile work environment and caused her to suffer severe emotional distress.  This action is an important reminder that an employer can compel the release of an employee’s…

  7. Unvaccinated or At-Risk Employees? OSHA has Updated Guidance For That

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 10, 2021, OSHA updated its guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the spread of COVID-19.  The guidance applies to all employers and employees who do not fall within the scope of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  It contains both recommendations and descriptions of existing mandatory OSHA standards, but is…

  8. New Jersey Division of Civil Rights introduces amendments to Family Leave Act

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD With several of the current rules enforcing New Jersey’s Family Leave Act (NJFLA) set to expire this July, the Division of Civil Rights (DCR) recently announced proposed rules that would broaden family leave protection and build-in the re-adoption of important provisions from 2014, 2019 and 2020, before they lapse. Published…

  9. What we’re reading: 6 titles to inspire you and your business

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD This summer, unlike most others, the majority of us have passed our time indoors adapting to a socially distant lifestyle.  Because we’ve had more time on our hands, many of us have also been catching up on our reading.  With this in mind, Campanella Law Office would like to share…

  10. #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…