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Stites & Harbison's Health Care Law attorneys draw on the firm's many years of experience to assist professionals, providers and suppliers in all aspects of the expanding health care industry.

No industry is garnering more headlines, and perhaps governmental scrutiny, than health care. As this industry expands, more and more attention is being directed to it. Meanwhile, the demand for cost containment is growing, too.

The firm has been ranked by the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section as 4th in its Regional Top 10 Recognition for the South list.

We know the practical and the technical aspects of the business. Further, we have the ability to tap into the experience of attorneys outside the health care group to benefit our clients. These areas include mergers and acquisitions, employment law, pension and benefit plans, tax law, antitrust, real estate, and other areas. Additionally, the firm is a supporting Member of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities.

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Providers and Laboratories Beware of EKRA: A Not-So-New Tool for Health Care Fraud and Abuse Enforcement

In an effort to combat the ongoing opioid crisis, Congress passed in 2018 the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (“EKRA”) imposing significant monetary penalties on anyone paying or receiving payment for referrals to a recovery home, clinical treatment facility, or laboratory. However, given its broad language, EKRA may reach organizations not involved with substance abuse treatment. Health care providers and laboratories, therefore, should be aware of EKRA and its implications on their practice. Health care attorney Shea Luna takes a look at EKRA in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) June 07, 2024
Events

The Cost of Third- Party Data Breaches: How to Avoid a Financial Disaster

Date: 6/14/24
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Webinar

Chad McTighe and Sarah Spurlock will be the speakers for The Knowledge Group's Webinar on June 14, 2024 discussing the costs associated with unforeseen security risks.

Chadwick A. McTighe and Sarah Cronan Spurlock May 28, 2024
Client Alerts

Governor Beshear Signs Measure to Begin Medical Cannabis Licensing Six Months Ahead of Schedule

On April 17, 2024, Governor Andy Beshear signed House Bill 829 (“HB 829”) into law amending aspects of the Commonwealth’s budding Medical Cannabis Program (“Program”). Among other provisions, HB 829 expedites the licensing process for medical cannabis businesses. Jennifer Cave takes a look at the bill in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Jennifer J. Cave April 29, 2024
Client Alerts

FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements; Legal Challenges Have Already Begun

On April 23, 2024, the FTC issued its final rule banning employers’ use of non-compete agreements. The rule is broad, applying nationwide and to all non-compete agreements, with a few narrow exceptions. The ban has not gone into effect—it’s scheduled to go into effect 120 days after being published in the Federal Register—and legal challenges have already been filed. Robin McGuffin and Zac Losey take a look at the new rule in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Robin E. McGuffin and Zachary Losey (Zac) April 25, 2024
Client Alerts

EEOC Issues Final Rule Implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) was enacted last year with the purpose of protecting pregnant workers from discrimination and providing them with a right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace. On April 15, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its Final Rule setting forth expansive regulations implementing the law. The Final Rule becomes effective June 18, 2024. Robin McGuffin and Harlee Havens take a look at what this means in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Robin E. McGuffin and Harlee P. Havens April 24, 2024
Events

Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention

Date: 5/20/24 - 5/22/24

Central Bank Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Health care attorneys Shea Luna and Sarah Spurlock will be presenters at the Kentucky Hospital Association's Annual Convention in Lexington, KY being held May 20-22, 2024.

Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) and Sarah Cronan Spurlock April 22, 2024
Events

Data Security and Privacy Symposium

Date: 4/17/24
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, 104 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attorneys Shannon Sprinkle and Matt Gass will be moderating and participating on a panel focused on Litigation Trends in Privacy and Data Protection on April 17, 2024 presented by the Atlanta Bar Association.

Matthew A. Gass (Matt) and Shannon M. Sprinkle April 15, 2024
Press Releases

Thad Barnes and Michael Denbow Appointed to Lead Stites & Harbison’s Business Litigation Service Group

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorneys Thad M. Barnes and Michael Denbow have been appointed to Co-Chair the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group. Each attorney will continue their diverse legal practices in business litigation.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 25, 2024
Press Releases

Betsy Johnson Elected to Kentucky Nonprofit Network Board

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN) recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Elizabeth “Betsy” Johnson to the organization’s Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 19, 2024
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers® Honors 49 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2024 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers® recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 35 attorneys to the Super Lawyers® list and 14 attorneys to the Rising Stars® list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 12, 2024
Press Releases

Jennifer Henry Jackson Elected to CASA of the River Region’s Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Henry Jackson to its Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 10, 2024
Client Alerts

Kentucky Begins Implementation and Possible Expansion of Medical Cannabis Program

Governor Andy Beshear began his second term by announcing significant progress towards the full implementation of the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program (KMCP), Senate Bill 47. The KMCP legalized marijuana for medicinal use in the Commonwealth for qualifying patients with a qualifying medical condition. By law, the program goes into effect on January 1, 2025. Jennifer Cave takes a look at what this means in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Jennifer J. Cave January 08, 2024
Client Alerts

Could Changes Be Coming to Kentucky's Certificate of Need Program?

Certificate of Need (“CON”) laws are often hot button issues for state lawmakers – and for Kentucky lawmakers there is no exception. During the 2023 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, House and Senate Concurrent Resolutions were introduced calling for the establishment of a Certificate of Need Task Force (“CON Task Force”). Health care attorney Betsy Johnson takes a look at the Task Force's findings in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Elizabeth Ann Johnson (Betsy) January 02, 2024
Press Releases

Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Johnson Returns to Stites & Harbison in Lexington, KY

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Elizabeth “Betsy” Johnson has returned to the firm’s Lexington, Ky., office. She is a Member (Partner) in the Health Care Service Group.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 12, 2023
Client Alerts

Kentucky Now Allows Persons Age 70 and Over To Opt Out of Jury Service

In March 2023, Kentucky enacted KRS 29A.080, a new law that allows persons 70 and older to voluntarily opt out of jury service. Attorneys Ashley Ward and Kyle Schroader take a look at that new law in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Ashley W. Ward and Kyle S. Schroader November 20, 2023
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Earns 88 Rankings in 2024 Best Law Firms®

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC has been ranked in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®. The firm’s National Tier 1 rankings include: Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, and Trademark Law.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 02, 2023
Press Releases

Kentucky Chamber Elects Brian A. Cromer to Executive Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Cromer to its Executive Committee. Cromer will serve a two-year term on the 14-member Executive Committee, which represents a cross-section of key business and industry leaders from across Kentucky. He continues to serve as a member of the Kentucky Chamber’s Board of Directors.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 23, 2023
Events

Stites & Harbison Signature Event

Date: 10/11/23
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Join Stites & Harbison for this Signature Event in Lexington for a special evening at Rupp Arena.

Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 15, 2023
Press Releases

Corporate Counsel Recognizes Marjorie A. Farris with 2023 Women, Influence & Power in Law Award – Managing Partner of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Corporate Counsel has honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC Chair Marjorie A. Farris as a “Managing Partner of the Year” in its 2023 Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Awards. She is one of six women honored in this category across the country.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 31, 2023
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 24, 2023