HIPAA compliance update after the Omnibus Final Rule

By Kristen M. Whittle In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) that substantially altered rules on privacy, security, and breach notification and increased…

Court rejects challenge to RI school funding formula

By Matt Plain The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently rejected a constitutional challenge to the state’s education funding formula established in 2010, ruling that the General Assembly’s authority in promoting education as it sees fit cannot be disturbed by the judiciary…