By Jerri Lynn Ward, J.D. There I was on the lush, green and beautiful grounds of The Ranch on the River, the Assisted Living Facility located in our little Hill Country Town. I had come down for the day to visit my Aunt Bernice who is one of the residents there. The Ranch on the River is located a few miles outside of civilization on the river that continues on through town. The Ranch was once a popular resort that fell out of favor as it aged and new resort condos were built in the … [Read more...] about Sue Bob’s Diary: Adventures in HIPAA Land- What’s It All About, ALF?
By Dana Stripling, JD, Of Counsel Garlo Ward, P.C. www.garloward.com Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Don't forget that as of today, June 1, 2005, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act requires employers to properly destroy (shred or burn, smash or wipe) any consumer reports containing employees' personal information that are being discarded. All information in this article is informational only and is not legal advice. Should you have any questions or a situation requiring advice, … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget To Shred, Burn, Smash and Otherwise Pulverize the Trashï¿½
By Dana Stripling, JD, Garlo Ward, P.C. www.garloward.com Posted November 16, 2004 Administration Strengthens Job Protections for Returning Military -- U. S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Attorney General John Ashcroft have signed a plan to strengthen and streamline enforcement of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). The Administration has delegated the Department of Labor's enforcement responsibilities under the USERRA to the Veteran's Employment … [Read more...] about Employment Law Update: Job Protection for Returning Military; New DOL Forms Available; and the Flu Shots Shortage
By Heather Rutland, J.D., Of Counsel, Garlo Ward P.C. Posted December 6, 2004 What is the Texas Medical Foundation? What information do I have to give them? What can they do with their information? What information do they have to give to me? These are all important questions for any health care facility, and the following article will give you a general walkthrough of each of these issues. Issues addressed in this article: What is the Texas Medical Foundation? What … [Read more...] about The Texas Medical Foundation
By Jerri Lynn Ward, J.D. Garlo Ward, P.C. Posted Feb. 5, 2004 I've got those dishwasher bluesï¿½. Surveyors in the Houston region of TDHS put a facility in Immediate Jeopardy because while the surveyors were in the building the heating element in the dishwasher malfunctioned right in front of the dietary manager and the surveyors. All of the previous water temperatures had been at the correct level. This time, the temperature was shown to be 88, so the dietary manager stopped the … [Read more...] about Deficiencies of the Weird