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Putting the Steeple (Back) on the Hospital: Supreme Court Rules that Benefit Plans for Employees of Religious-Affiliated Hospitals are Exempt from ERISA

In a June 5, 2017 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that benefit plans covering employees of church-affiliated hospitals were “church plans,” and hence not subject to ERISA, despite not being “established” by a church.  The decision, Advocate Healthcare Network v....

Legal Implications of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Documentation for Nurses: “Charting” a Better Course

As a medical malpractice defense attorney, I can attest to the important role that medical records play in defending medical negligence lawsuits, especially charting that is done by nurses.  Considering that a patient has two years in which to file a medical...