Category Archives: Healthcare Law

What You Should Know About Kentucky Medical Records Laws

Medical records typically contain personal information that care providers must keep private in accordance with federal and state law. In most cases, only patients and their care providers may access these records without written permission. Although most of these rules come from federal laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, there… Read More »

What Makes for a Valid Living Will in Kentucky?

A living will is a legal document that allows patients to provide healthcare providers with an outline of their wishes in the event they become incapacitated and unable to communicate their wishes themselves. The document often contains a provision for a person to be designated as healthcare power of attorney. This individual can speak on… Read More »

Employers’ Responsibility for Health Insurance in Kentucky

There is no law in Kentucky that requires employers to provide group health insurance to their employees. While most employers do provide this benefit, there is no government regulation or entity forcing them to do so. There are, however, state laws that require employer-provided policies to cover specific services. These required coverages are known as… Read More »

How Medical Malpractice Works in Kentucky

In Kentucky, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional (such as a doctor, nurse or other hospital staff member) is medically negligent, leading to injury for a patient. Medical negligence arises from any acts or failures to act that fall below the standard of care expected of competent medical professionals. To determine if the action… Read More »

Employer Responsibility for Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky

The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) lists the requirements for employers related to workers’ compensation. The benefits themselves are administered by the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC), which also enforces each employer’s compliance with the WCA. The vast majority of employers in Kentucky must comply with the WCA. Employers are subject to the legislation… Read More »

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