What’s New in Health Law
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
A federal district court in Kentucky dismissed Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) claims against a hospital that refused to hire nurses with restrictions on their licenses based on past substance abuse, holding that the hospital followed a neutral company policy that was not pretext for discrimination.
Lopreato v. Select Specialty Hosp.-N. Ky.
Question of the Week
We would like a hospital employee to obtain a daily list of admissions, review the patient’s medical record to determine if the patient might benefit from rehab services offered by the hospital, and contact the patient if rehab is indicated. Is this permitted, or would it violate HIPAA’s “marketing” rules?
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