July 2014

3D Systems Just Broke the Speed Barrier, Surpassing Traditional Injection Molding Manufacturing Techniques

July 31, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch,
Additive manufacturing, known as 3D printing, has been around for decades.  Most members of the additive manufacturing field claim that 3D printing is the future of manufacturing.  Skeptics criticized the speed of 3D printing, doubting that the new technology would or could ever replace injection molding on a mass production scale.

Don't Lose your Hospital Medical Staff Privileges

Most hospital medical staff bylaws require members to notify the medical staff leaders if a criminal investigation is pending or an arrest occurs. Many times the investigation or arrest has been widely publicized and a peer review committee of the medical staff may ask you to appear before them so that they can ascertain whether the conduct under investigation affects your clinical or professional competence.

What Makes a Winning Grant?

July 31, 2014 by Christine C. Dodd, Director of Public Affairs
With the decline in Congressional earmarks in 2012 came the rise of grants.  Universities, hospitals and nonprofits had to turn to other ways to find federal funding for specific projects.  In fact, today the vast majority of Congressional offices have a “grants” staffer who helps sign letters of support and facilitates the grant seeking process for constituents.  

Health Care Providers: Could a Deferred Prosecution Agreement Lead to Deportation?

If you are not a United States citizen but hold permanent resident status, a criminal conviction presents special complications.

Employers: Affordable Care Act Provisions That May Impact Your Health

July 30, 2014 by Paul H. Sinclair, Partner
Health and welfare plans include health, dental, vision, wellness, life, short and long term disability, and other non-retirement benefits. These plans are subject to a variety of regulatory requirements under both the Code and ERISA which can include nondiscrimination requirements, continuation coverage obligations  COBRA), privacy requirements (HIPAA), and numerous reporting and disclosure requirements.

What Type of Retirement Plan Will Help You Attract and Retain Top Talent?

July 28, 2014 by Christopher S. Sears,
Traditionally, employers provided retirement benefits through defined benefit plans, such as a pension plan, which provides employees with a benefit at retirement based on a defined formula, taking into account years of service and compensation earned.

3D Printing Events Roundup

July 24, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch,
This memo contains brief summaries of various articles and events that I have come across over the past two weeks.  There were limited substantive articles that were on point to our practice.

Ice Miller is a Proud Sponsor of Rally for The Ranch

July 24, 2014
Ice Miller is a proud sponsor of Rally for The Ranch.  This three-event extravaganza begins with a car show, free to the public, from 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. 

Have Your Patient Records Been Breached? Three Exceptions to the Definition of "Breach"

July 24, 2014 by Margaret R. Emmert, L. Alan Whaley,
After the risk assessment establishes the facts related to the impermissible disclosure, the covered entity may find that one of three statutory exceptions to the definition of “breach” applies.

Health Care Providers: Can a Guilty Plea Expose You to Private Civil Lawsuits?

In addition to the ever-present threat of malpractice liability, a guilty plea may expose you to other private civil lawsuits. Indiana and Illinois are among 17 states that have enacted versions of the Model Drug Dealer Liability Act.

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