Mental Health Parity Act: Biden Administration Issues Long-Awaited Rulemaking Cracking Down on Treatment Limitations
On July 25, 2023, the US Departments of Labor (DOL), Treasury (DOT), and Health and Human Services (HHS) (the Departments) released a much-anticipated interim final rule to ensure that group health plans comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).
The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has ushered in remarkable advancements across myriad industries from healthcare to entertainment and beyond.
Tips For Managing the Response to an FTC Civil Investigative Demand in Privacy and Data Security Cases
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is more active in privacy and data security enforcement actions now than at any time in recent memory.
OIG Again Concludes That Online Health Care Provider Marketplace Does Not Violate Fraud and Abuse Laws
In Advisory Opinion No. 23-04, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) analyzed certain proposed changes to the functionality of a health care technology company’s online provider marketplace.
Part 1: Permitted Investments and Compliance
On August 7, 2023, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a proposed rule to implement the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act, which went into effect on June 27, 2023.
FDA Draft Guidance Provides Further Details on New Cosmetic Product Facility Registration and Product Listing Requirements
Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft Q&A guidance entitled “Registration and Listing of Cosmetic Product Facilities and Products.”
New Government Forced Labor Actions Reemphasize Supply Chain Diligence for Government Contractors and Importers
Several recent US governmental regulatory actions intended to combat forced labor serve as a reminder to government contractors and importers of their need to conduct appropriate “know your supplier” due diligence to identify compliance risks within their supply chain.
Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we live and work. At its core, AI is the ability of machines to think and learn without encoded commands, mimicking our own cognition.
Biden Administration Proposes Significant Changes to Regulations Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act
The energy transition and increased public focus on environmental issues have strained the existing regulatory regime including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA directs agencies to conduct environmental assessments before taking “major federal actions.”
On July 21, 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter denying a request that it reconsider its decision from May 2022 that it would not prohibit the use of eight phthalates as food-contact substances.
Last week, in a setback for employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new legal standard to determine whether facially neutral policies, handbook provisions, and work rules are nevertheless unlawful under Section 8(a)(1).
Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is computer software that can create new content or data by tracking patterns from existing data. AI is dominating public discourse: across all media, all industries, and all segments of the population.
On July 21, 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a long-awaited final rule that will make it difficult for sources to continue to rely on an “emergency” to avoid liability for permit violations under Title V of the Clean Air Act.
A final rule published on July 3, 2023, empowers the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to impose civil monetary penalties (CMP) of up to $1 million for unlawful acts of information blocking.
In this WorldSmart podcast, host Hunter T. Carter is joined by ArentFox Schiff Partner Sarah A. W. Fitts, as well as PPO Legal & Tax Partners Carlos Pinto and Pablo Ordonez, to discuss the lithium mining industry in Bolivia, its economic impact, and the role of the private sector.
On July 25, 2023, the United Nations Commission on International Trade (UNCITRAL) concluded its 56th session in Vienna, Austria.
Leaked FTC Civil Investigative Demand to OpenAI Provides a Rare Preliminary View of the Future of AI Enforcement
On July 13, 2023, The Washington Post broke the news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) — a sort of a pre-litigation subpoena as part of what is supposed to be a nonpublic investigation — to OpenAI, LLC, the maker of ChatGPT and DALL-E.
Much has changed since the “Moneyball” theory revolutionized how technology is used throughout the sports industry and influenced the way fans and experts consume and analyze sports.
There are two separate significant IRS challenges to grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) in the context of ongoing merger negotiations that have garnered considerable attention going back to 2019.
The 2024 Proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Physician Fee Schedule Rules: What Pharma Stakeholders Need to Know
It is the annual summer pastime for the pharmaceutical community. Time to review the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) release of the 2024 proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rules.