Welcome to the first edition of the O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing Health Care Law Advisor. We have created this blog as an informational and educational resource for our clients and contacts. The health care industry changes often and quickly, and we seek to help keep you apprised of important legal developments in the health care field.

Over the past few months, we have spent significant time advising clients on issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. We include in this inaugural blog post links to some of our recent writings regarding COVID-19 issues, including links of two cover stories in The Wisconsin Lawyer magazine. The Wisconsin Lawyer is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin and addresses issues of interest throughout the state and country.

Christa Wittenberg and Grant Killoran authored the cover article in the April, 2020 edition of The Wisconsin Lawyer entitled “Due Process in the Time of the Coronavirus.” Their article analyzes legal concepts governing the measures utilized by public health officials to combat an outbreak of contagious disease, focusing on COVID-19. Their article can be found here.

Grant Killoran, Joe Newbold and Erica Reib authored the cover article in the June, 2020 edition of The Wisconsin Lawyer magazine entitled “The New Wave of Litigation: An Early Report on COVID-19 Claims.” Their article analyzes the types of claims being made related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their article can be found here.

We also include a link to a recent article on our firm’s Employment LawScene blog related to the COVID-19 pandemic entitled IRS Says Reduced-Cost or Free COVID-19 Testing or Treatment Won’t Prevent Individuals from Making or Receiving HSA Contributions.

Lastly, in conjunction with last week’s start of the Major League Baseball season, we include a link to an article recently posted in our newsroom by Attorneys Austin Malinowski, Pete Faust, and Kelly Kuglitsch entitled COVID-19 Raises Privacy Issues for Major-League Baseball. The article discusses not only the current state of privacy policy in the baseball world, but also reviews the obligations of other businesses under the ADA, FMLA, CARES Act, GINA, and HIPAA.

We hope you enjoy this blog. If you have any questions about any of the articles or issues discussed in it, please feel free to contact the authors.

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