Managing OSHA

Critical but practical advice for when OSHA comes knocking.

Managing OSHA

Lowell C. Brown

Lowell C. Brown
Partner
Los Angeles, CA
213.443.7516

Lowell Brown is a partner and national leader of the Health Care Practice Group. He advises hospitals, medical staffs, health systems, long-term care facilities, medical groups, and other health care provider organizations in business, regulatory, and medico-legal matters, with an emphasis on laws relating to operational issues, including the design and implementation of compliance programs, practitioner credentialing, peer review, disciplinary hearings, Medicare certification, licensing and accreditation issues, and related policies and procedures. Lowell is also a nationally recognized and widely published authority on EMTALA — the federal law prohibiting improper emergency patient transfers by hospitals (“patient-dumping”). In addition, he has extensive experience defending clients against actions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to terminate Medicare provider agreements. Lowell’s practice also encompasses operational issues such as bioethics, medical records, and consent and confidentiality. His experience in the foregoing areas includes litigation in California and federal courts.

 

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California Approves First-In-The-Nation Regulation Specifically Addressing the Threat of Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

Recently, the California Division of Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board approved a new safety standard designed to provide comprehensive regulatory protections for workers exposed to workplace violence in healthcare settings. The standard, which was sponsored by several labor unions, will require covered healthcare providers to develop workplace violence prevention plans, training programs, and recordkeeping procedures to track certain incidents of workplace violence. 
 

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