Sandra M. DiVarco
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Sandra (Sandy) M. DiVarco focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals and health systems. She has counseled health care facility and system clients regarding all aspects of health law transactions and health system restructurings. Read Sandra DiVarco's full bio.
Digital Delivery of Healthcare Services After COVID-19
By Sandra M. DiVarco and Jennifer S. Geetter on Jul 22, 2020
Posted In Telehealth
The idea of keeping people healthy at home has become more relevant than ever during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The expansion of telemedicine during the pandemic is expected to serve as a catalyst that will permanently change the way providers deliver care and patients engage with their health. Joined by leaders from Cricket Health,...
Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Eases the Practice of Nursing across State Lines
By Lisa Mazur and Sandra M. DiVarco on Aug 28, 2017
Posted In General Interest, Telehealth
The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (Compact) has now been adopted by 26 states, which means the Compact will be taking effect on January 19, 2018. Nurses who seek to practice telemedicine and deliver in-person care across state lines and who meet the Compact’s licensure requirements in these states will have one less obstacle to overcome...
The Joint Commission Puts the Brakes on Text Messaging Patient Orders
By Sandra M. DiVarco on Dec 28, 2016
Posted In Data Privacy, General Interest, Telehealth, Text Messaging, Uncategorized
The Joint Commission (TJC) recently clarified that licensed independent providers (LIPs) or other practitioners may not utilize secure text messaging platforms to transmit patient care orders. TJC’s earlier position provided that use of secure text messaging platforms was an acceptable method to transmit such orders, provided that the use was in accordance with professional standards...