Time is Not on the Side of Provider With a HIPAA Breach

Time is not on the side of a provider who needs to report a HIPAA breach.  The clock starts ticking on the date of discovery of the breach and requires…

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New York Appellate Court Recognizes Members’ Rights To Bring Direct Claims Against Parties Who Allegedly Caused Group Self-Insurance Trusts To Go Defunct

The Appellate Division, Third Department has recently issued an Opinion and Order in Accredited Aides Plus, Inc. v. Program Risk Mgmt., Inc. that recognized the rights of former members of…

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I-94 Can Now be Applied Online in Advance of Travel

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently introduced a new option which allows foreign nationals visiting the U.S. to apply for their I-94 in advance to their travels to…

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BIA Rules Petit Larceny Under New York Statute is a CIMT

On November 16, 2016, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) held that petit larceny in violation of New York Penal Law section 155.25 is categorically a crime involving moral turpitude…

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Second Circuit Upholds I-9 Violations/Fines for Buffalo Company

On December 22, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in Buffalo Transportation, Inc. v. United States of America.  In that decision, the Court…

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Beware of USCIS Phone Scam

Members of the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) are reporting that clients recently have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be U.S. Citizenship…

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Access to Psychiatric Services Now Available Through Telepsychiatry in New York State

Psychiatric services in communities throughout New York State will now be accessible to individuals through the use of the State’s recent approval of Telepsychiatry. The new regulations issued by the…

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Chinese B-1/B-2 Visa Holders Must Enroll in EVUS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued a final rule, that beginning on November 29, 2016, requiring all nationals of the People’s…

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Shifting Costs to States?: Republican Medicaid Proposals Could Pop New York’s Global Cap

President-Elect Donald Trump and the incoming Republican-led Congress may be considering ways to cut federal Medicaid spending which increased under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These potential cuts could foist…

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Maine Court Restricts T&D Utility Affiliation with Merchant Generation

In 1997,  Maine enacted legislation (‘the Restructuring Act”) deregulating electric generation and generally requiring the state’s utilities to divest their generation holdings.[1] However, the law permitted limited forms of affiliation…

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