What’s New in Health Law
Nurse’s Defamation Claim Moves Forward
The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky denied a hospital’s motion to dismiss a former nurse manager’s defamation claim. The hospital terminated the nurse for a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The nurse sued after her request for unemployment benefits was denied.
MacGlashan v. ABS Lincs KY, Inc.
Question of the Week
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), are we permitted to disclose information about the disability of a physician previously employed by us in response to a reference request from a prospective employer that seeks information on the ability of the physician to perform the functions of his anticipated position?
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