U.S. Dept. of Labor Opinion Letter on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Reduced Hours Per Day
Date Posted: March 6, 2023
The Dept. of Labor published an opinion letter stating that an eligible employee with a serious health condition may use FMLA leave to work a reduced number of hours per day (or week) for an indefinite period of time as long as the employee does not exhaust their FMLA leave entitlement.
Resignation Does Not Terminate Investigation nor Reporting Obligations for Health Care Professionals
Date Posted: January 23, 2023
The federal district court in Oregon recently reaffirmed that under the NPDB, hospitals are required to report physicians and other professional health care providers who surrender their privileges while under investigation.
Patient Harm may be a Larger Concern than Malpractice Litigation for Health Care Workers
Date Posted: November 18, 2022
A study of 1,2222 Emergency Department clinicians (MDs, NPs, and Pas) in acute care settings in Massachusetts suggests that fear of patient harm is a greater motivator than fear of being sued for health care professionals.
Minnesota Federal District Court Dismisses Ivermectin and Hydroxhchloroquine Lawsuit Against Pharmacies
Date Posted: September 29, 2022
The Minnesota Federal District Court dismissed a lawsuit (Salier v. Walmart, Inc.) against Walmart and Hy-Vee for refusing to fill prescriptions for ivermectin and hydroxhchloroquine to treat COVID-19 infections, finding that the plaintiffs failed to state claims of self-determination, intentional infliction of emotional distress and tortious interference with contract.
Creation of the Dobbs Task Force Announced by American Bar Association Health Law Section
Date Posted: August 12, 2022
The Health Law Section of the ABA has announced the establishment of a Dobbs Task Force to examine the legal implications of the recent Supreme Court decision. Adrienne Dresevic, Chair-elect, will chair the task force.
Department of HHS Releases Guidance for Pharmacies
Date Posted: July 27, 2022
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of HHS, releases guidance for pharmacies, in light of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Supreme Court decision.
Lawsuit Filed Against Meta / Facebook for Sharing Sensitive Health Data
Date Posted: July 10, 2022
A lawsuit was filed on June 17, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Meta Platforms, Inc, f/k/a Facebook, for allegedly sharing sensitive health data it collected from the online portals of healthcare providers. Among the allegations are that Facebook's Pixel tracking tool tracked and shared sensitive patient information.
Lawyer For Nurse Licensure
Date Posted: June 30, 2019
Have you found out that the Minnesota Board of Nursing has received a complaint against you? If this is the case, you should contact a lawyer, particularly one with experience health care law and professional nurse license defense.
Attorneys Who Represent Nurses in Minnesota
Date Posted: June 7, 2016
Marlene S. Garvis, JD, MSN, a nurse and lawyer, is experienced in representing nurses in professional licensure, health care law and discipline and regulatory proceedings, including representing nurses before the Minnesota Board of Nursing and the Minnesota Departments of Health and Human Services. With over 30 years of experience, Marlene is recognized as one of the area's leaders in defending nurses before the Board of Nursing in Minnesota.
GWEN M. LERNER "EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP" AWARD
Date Posted: May 20, 2016
Marlene S. Garvis, JD, MSN, received the inaugural Gwen M. Lerner "Excellence in Leadership" Award from Mitchell Hamline Law Review on April 8, 2016. The award, named for the first editor-in-chief of the Hamline University Law School Law Review, is presented to a Law Review alumnus who demonstrates exceptional service and leadership in the community and outstanding support of the law review and school.