HIPAA Fee Limitations for Record Requests

By: Drew Larson | 11.21.2019

Health care providers and staff commonly receive medical record requests from current or former patients of their practice for a variety of reasons. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) allows for patients to request copies of their own records, with a few limitations, but notably, the regulations also limit the amount Read…

BrownWinick Law Firm Ranked in U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

By: BrownWinick | 11.01.2019

BrownWinick has been included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings[i]. The tenth edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® released the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings on November 1, 2019. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

By: BrownWinick | 08.15.2019

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 24 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® has published their list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, Read…

Rental Deposit Provision of IURLTA Does Not Apply to Continuing Care Retirement Communities

By: Thomas Johnson | 08.13.2019

Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Associate, Casey Sievert, and BrownWinick attorney, Thomas Johnson The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (IURLTA) does not apply to entrance fees of a continuing care retirement community. The Iowa Supreme Court held that the legislature did not intend for Iowa Read…

Owning a Private Aircraft for Personal and Business Use

By: Jonathan Napier | 08.01.2019

Owning a private aircraft personally or through a medical or dental practice may be convenient for taking vacations or attending conferences across the country, but there are important legal, tax, and liability concerns for the aircraft owner. The FAA Regulations govern any owner’s right to use an airplane, but the FAA scrutinizes any arrangement which Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

By: BrownWinick | 07.11.2019

Eleven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: William Brown – Tax Elizabeth Coonan – Employment and Labor Michael Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Thomas Johnson – Business/Corporate Ann Holden Kendell – Employment and Labor James Pray – Environmental Brian Rickert – Construction Litigation Christopher Sackett – Mergers and Acquisitions Sheila Tipton – Energy and Resources Thirteen BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion Read…

The Contracting and Credentialing Process for New Dentists

By: Jordan Nickerson | 07.09.2019

It’s a busy time for recent dental graduates across the state. After years of planning and preparation, you have walked across the stage and have taken the first step of your professional career. However, while exciting, this time can certainly be filled with unfamiliarity as well. Our Health Law team assists many new dentists as they transition Read…

Physician Employment Contracting – Top Five Terms to Consider

By: BrownWinick | 06.13.2019

Our health law team reviews, revises, and negotiates many physician employment contracts each year—contracts with major health systems, contracts with group practices, contracts with nonprofit health centers, and private practice buy-in deals. This experience gives us a view of physician contracting that may be a bit broader than the perspective of an individual practitioner who Read…

Governor Reynolds Fills Vacancy on State Health Facilities Council

By: BrownWinick | 05.30.2019

The State Health Facilities Council is a five-member board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate that reviews, and approves or denies, Certificate of Need (CON) applications to establish or change certain institutional health services in the state. CON applications relate to facilities such as hospitals, nursing facilities, and outpatient surgical facilities, as well Read…

Mandatory Reporters of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Subject to New Training Requirements Effective July 1

By: BrownWinick | 05.24.2019

Iowa law requires many health care professionals (and others) to report incidents of suspected abuse of children or of dependent adults.  Professionals subject to this requirement—often called “mandatory reporters”—include physicians, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, dental hygienists, nurses, physician assistants, emergency medical care providers, and others.  Within the first six months of employment, mandatory reporters must receive Read…