Tag Archives: COVID-19

California Governor Relaxes Telehealth Regulations During COVID-19 Emergency

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-43-20 (the Order), which went into effect on April 3, 2020, relaxes various telehealth reporting requirements, penalties, and enforcements otherwise imposed under state laws, including those associated with unauthorized access and disclosure of personal information through telehealth mediums.  The Order acknowledged that telehealth services may help reduce the spread of … Continue Reading

Reed Smith White Paper on Major Health Care Policy, Funding Provisions in CARES Act

The United States recently passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act), sweeping legislation that could impact pharmaceutical and medical device companies with U.S. operations or significant U.S. sales. A team of Reed Smith life sciences and health care lawyers, including Scot T. Hasselman, Robert J. Hill, Carol Colborn Loepere, Kevin M. Madagan, Paul W. Pitts, James … Continue Reading

COVID-19 pandemic: FCC issues guidance on the TCPA’s “emergency purposes exception”

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the TCPA) restricts telemarketing and the use of automated telephone equipment for phone calls, faxes, and text messages. In an effort to ease restrictions in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued guidance clarifying that informational calls that are directly related to the imminent health or safety … Continue Reading

Medical Device Manufacturers Could Be Affected by Recent CMS Guidance to Health Care Providers

Medical device manufacturers, who may already be seeing the effects of lessened demand stemming from a slow-down of elective procedures outside of the United States, should be aware of recent guidance the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued to health care providers urging limitations on elective surgeries and nonessential procedures. As an … Continue Reading

European Commission Recommendation Could Expedite Access to Medical Devices, Personal Protective Equipment Needed to Care for COVID-19 Patients

If they serve health care professionals (HCPs) in EU member states, manufacturers that provide personal protective equipment (PPE) or medical devices used by HCPs caring for known or suspected COVID-19 patients should familiarize themselves with a recent European Commission recommendation. This recommendation is designed to accelerate the time to market for these products, provided that … Continue Reading
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