Authors: Beth Boone

Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Below is the most useful guide we have located on The New Leave Entitlements Under FFCRA - Issues Unique to the Public Sector: COVID-19 Resource.  There is an outstanding and helpful Question and Answer section.  If you have any questions please reach out to Phil Friduss or any other of our outstanding HBS employment specialists throughout the Southeast, New York and New Jersey.

Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. This is the NCCHC'S (National Commission on Correctional Health Care) 2019 Annual Report.  The Report covers NCCHC's 2019 impacts on the Opioid Crisis, jail/prison suicides, overall physical and mental healthcare, and its task force with the National Sheriff's Association and National Association of Counties in an effort to repeal the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy, among other vital information.  Only 14 pages, and an

Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. On February 28, 2020, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appellate court for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia) ruled that a federal statute designed to combat human trafficking applies to a privatized federal corrections facility’s alleged practice of punishing and withholding basic human necessities from inmates who refuse to work.  Barrientos v. CoreCivic Inc., Case No. 18-15081. The law, the Trafficking Victims

Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. I.  INTRODUCTION Today’s correctional healthcare world is the product of a half-century mix of social, legal, and moral paradigm shifts. Ever since the 1976 Supreme Court's world-spotlight decision in Estelle, the obligation to provide meaningful healthcare to the incarcerated has skyrocketed – as has the quality of attorneys bringing claims for lapses in those services, and the sophistication of the theories utilized in advancing

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is looking forward to participating at the American Jail Association’s 38th Annual Conference and Jail Expo 2019 on May 18-22, 2019. As a first-time exhibitor at this conference, Hall Booth Smith is thrilled to join and meet attendees in Louisville, Kentucky. Hall Booth Smith defends correctional healthcare providers, correctional officers and local government clients throughout the Southeast. Hall Booth Smith attorneys are frequent presenters at

Hall Booth Smith, P.C., was a participant at the recent National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Mental Healthcare Conference in Hollywood, California, on July 15-16, 2018. Partner and Correctional Healthcare Practice Group team member Stephanie Amiotte, led a round-table breakfast discussion on legal issues, and presented on the Perils and Pitfalls of Medical Documentation. Hall Booth Smith, P.C., remains committed to industry events such as those sponsored

On March 24, 2018, Hall Booth Smith, PC, Partner Beth Boone presented at the 2018 American College of Correctional Physicians Spring Educational Conference in Houston, Texas. The AACP is the only membership organization committed solely to the professional development and fellowship for correctional physicians, providing a venue of advocacy for the correctional physicians and their patients. AACP members are united for the goal of improving public health by examining issues

Written by: Beth Boone, Esq.  and Steven P. Bristol, Esq. Incarceration is big business in the United States, with costs to taxpayers estimated at over $80 billion dollars per year for the estimated 2.2 million individuals in custody. From county jails to state prisons, correctional healthcare providers are in the news daily, from questions and concerns regarding the expenses of jail and prison healthcare contracts to inmates alleging indifference to their medical

Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. So, you have a restraint chair policy. Quite often, our healthcare policies are two-fold, one part governing law enforcement initiated restraints, the other dictating a different set of rules for the medically initiated restraint situations. This quick blog raises the question of why ever it is that today there would be a difference in the rounding requirements for these two scenarios. Institutional policies vary across