Date archive: October 2015

New Study Detailing Differences Between LTC and Retail Pharmacies

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) recently released a study comparing the differences between LTC and Retail Pharmacies. I thought this study may be of interest to some firm clients, who have LTC pharmacies as part of their businesses. Many assisted living facilities (ALFs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide pharmacy services for residents in…

Employees Are Protected From Third-Party Harassment … Including Patients At Health Care Facilities

In a case straight from “Bad Grandpa” the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals further confirmed an employer’s obligation to provide a work environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. In Chavonya Watson v. Heartland Health Laboratories, the 8th Circuit “assumed” for sake of analysis that an employer can be held liable under the Missouri Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) for harassment by a third-party who is not an employee. Ultimately, however, the 8th Circuit found that the incidents of harassments did not rise to the level of “hostile work environment” and affirmed summary judgment on behalf of the employer.

Missouri Supreme Court Enforces the Health Care Affidavit Requirement for Medical Negligence Cases

On October 13, 2015, the Missouri Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lang v. Goldsworthy, No. SC94814. In this case, the trial court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ Petition when they failed to file a health care affidavit required by R.S.Mo. §538.225 within the 180 day deadline. The Missouri Supreme Court affirmed this decision….

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