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Bar News - August 20, 2014

Bar Journal Spring/Summer Issue: Focus on Health Care

The following articles from the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of NH Bar Journal are available online. Download the entire issue or view the table of contents. We have a limited number of printed copies available in our online store.
HIPAA One Year Later: Is Your Law Firm Complying?
McLane attorneys Charla Bizios Stevens and Hannah E. Zaitlin explore the requirements of so-called “ad-ministrative simplification” provisions in the HIPAA act that apply stringent rules to prevent the disclosure of protected health information or PHI. These rules apply to “covered entities” that may do business with law firms, that should be aware of their need to safeguard PHI. Read the article.
Exposing the ‘Dirty Little Secret’:
Random Drug Testing of Health Care Workers in the Wake of the Hepatitis C Outbreak
A “culture of silence” among health care workers sabotages policies that seek to prevent drug diversion by addicted employees at health care facilities. This article by attorneys Mark A. Abramson, Jared R. Green and Lindsey Gray looks at the policy considerations of requiring random drug-testing for such workers, giv-en that addiction rates for health care personnel are higher than the general population, and the risk of harm is great. Read the article.
Abandoned Embroyos: The Dilemma of Eternal Storage
Catherine Tucker, who concentrates on reproductive law issues, addresses an unsettled area of law that is likely to continue to grow over time: the legal issues and concerns for facilities that arise over the disposition of unused embryos. Read the article.
A Strategic Move: Relocating a Trust from Massachusetts to NH
Joseph F. McDonald, III, provides a detailed estate-planning roadmap for moving a trust created for Mas-sachusetts residents to NH to take advantage of the Granite State’s hospitable trust environment. Read the article.
Lex Loci – Review of Selected NH Supreme Court Cases
After five years at the helm, attorney David Ruoff signs off with his last review of noteworthy NH Supreme Court cases. Ruoff recently was elected Vice President of the New Hampshire Bar Association. The future of the column, and a possible change in format, will be under discussion. Read the article.

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