Category: Healthcare Directives Services


It has been almost eighteen years since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, late in 2000, issued the HIPAA Privacy Rules to promote the privacy of individuals’ “protected health information.”  Shortly thereafter, patients started seeing in their doctors’ offices “Notices  of Privacy Practices”—usually in little pamphlet forms, or else just printed on standard …

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Does your Workplace Smoking Policy Cover E-Cigarettes?

By: Attorney Anne-Marie Storey An electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) is a battery operated device that creates an inhaled dose of a vaporized liquid, often containing nicotine.   No smoke is emitted from the device.    An e-cigarette is not considered a drug or medical device by the FDA.  However, they are included within the DOT’s prohibition …

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