Do Releases from Employees Protect Employers from Claims under the False Claims Act?

The start of a new year can sometimes ring in staffing changes.  In this context, employers often agree to make severance payments to a terminated employee in exchange for a general release of claims against the employer.  Properly drafted separation and general release agreements insulate employers from numerous statutory and common law claims (though there…

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New Connecticut Law Requires Disclosure of Certain Transactions Involving Group Medical Practices, Amends the CON Law, and More

Governor Malloy signed Public Act 14-168 into law this week, imposing new disclosure requirements on group medical practices that enter into certain transactions with hospitals or other group practices. The new law also amends the certificate of need and medical foundations laws and adds new requirements for hospital staff with respect to admitted patients. Highlights…

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Providers Must Enter Into Written Delegation Agreements with Physician Assistants and Prepare for Other Changes Affecting Physician Extenders in Connecticut by October 1

Several new state laws that impact physician assistants (PAs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and the physicians who work with them in hospitals and other clinical settings go into effect on October 1, 2012. The most substantial change requires that a “written delegation agreement” be entered between PAs and their supervising physicians, and that the…

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New Disclosure Requirement for Connecticut Physicians Under Letter of Protection Law

In an attempt to better protect the rights of personal injury plaintiffs, Connecticut Public Act 12-14 (An Act Concerning Letters of Protection) requires that any physician or physical therapist licensed in Connecticut make certain disclosures to patients who may be seeking a disability rating or similar professional opinion from the provider. Sponsors of the bill…

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