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Associate - Damian J. Privitera, CIPP/US

Damian J. Privitera, CIPP/US

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Damian J. Privitera is an associate in the firm’s Health Law and Data Privacy and Protection Practice Groups, where he advises health care entities, trade associations and other nonprofit and corporate entities on a variety of regulatory, transactional and administrative matters. He handles issues related to regulatory compliance under HIPAA and HITECH, federal and state fraud and abuse laws as well as other state and federal laws related to organizational and institutional licensure and health care payments. He also assists clients with service, business associate, employment and management agreements. In addition, Damian offers guidance on data privacy and security issues, including data breach readiness and response under HIPAA and other breach notification laws.

Prior to joining the firm, Damian practiced health law in the Albany, New York, offices of two national law firms. While in law school, he served as a law clerk for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, and in-house at an electric power transmission company in Paris, France.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Healthcare (2013-2020)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers Ones to Watch®: Health Care Law (2021)
  • Georgetown University Law Center Global Law Scholar
  • Georgetown University Law Center Pro Bono Pledge
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) - Young Professionals
  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Publications

October 14, 2020  Hospital Price Transparency Requirements for 2021
August 17, 2020  Connecticut's Department of Public Health Allows Virtual Learning for Practical Nursing Programs
August 7, 2020  Connecticut Expands Telehealth Services
July 22, 2020  HHS Bulletin Offers Guidance and Updates on COVID-19 Outcome Disparities
July 15, 2020  IRS Further Postpones Deadline for Tax-Exempt Hospitals to Satisfy CHNA Requirements
July 9, 2020  SCOTUS Upholds Employer Exemptions from Contraceptive Coverage
June 30, 2020  U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Law that Imposed Restrictions on Abortion Providers
June 9, 2020  New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing From HHS
June 9, 2020  Governor Lamont Orders Nursing Homes, Managed Residential Communities, and Assisted Living Services Agencies to Test Staff for COVID-19
June 9, 2020  Governor Lamont Suspends Involuntary Discharge of Nursing Home and Residential Care Home Residents to Homeless Shelters
June 8, 2020  CT DPH Issues Order Allowing for Flexibility of Certification Requirements for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in Residential Care Homes
June 1, 2020  HHS OIG Issues Fraud Oversight Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Response and Recovery
May 29, 2020  Governor Lamont Issues Order Creating Temporary Nurse Aide Position
May 29, 2020  CT DPH Issues Order Modifying Administrative Procedures and Deadlines
May 27, 2020  CT Department of Health Issues Order Modifying Requirements for Behavioral Health Facilities and Nursing Homes
May 19, 2020  CT DPH Issues Orders Suspending Licensure Requirements for Certain Providers
May 18, 2020  OCR Bulletin Reminds Health Care Entities of Rights of Individuals With Limited English Proficiency During COVID-19 Pandemic
May 15, 2020  Connecticut DPH Acting Commissioner Gifford Reinstates Requirement that a Licensed Provider Order COVID-19 Test
May 13, 2020  Connecticut DPH Modifies Visitor Restrictions at Nursing Homes, Residential Care Homes, and Chronic Disease Hospitals
May 12, 2020  CMS Announces Additional Blanket Waivers during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
May 11, 2020  Governor Lamont Suspends Regulations to Expand COVID-19 Testing
May 7, 2020  OIG Recommends Recovery of Medicare Overpayments Made in Violation of 72 Hour Rule
May 6, 2020  OCR Reminds Healthcare Providers about Media Access Restrictions
May 2, 2020  OCR Reminds Organizations of Available Cyber Threat Resources
April 24, 2020  COVID-19: Governor Issues Two New Executive Orders Impacting Health Care Providers
April 23, 2020  COVID-19: Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
April 22, 2020  COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data Qualifies for CMS Quality Payment Program
April 21, 2020  HHS Issues Advisory Opinion Regarding PREP Act Tort Liability Immunity During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 18, 2020  OCR Resolves Civil Rights Complaints Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
April 10, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Guidelines to Protect Patients and Health Care Workers in Outpatient Settings
April 10, 2020  Joint US/UK Guidance on Identifying and Preventing COVID-19 Related Cyber Attacks
April 9, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Guidelines to Protect Patients and Health Care Workers in Hospitals
April 9, 2020  COVID-19: Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7V for Health Care Providers
April 7, 2020  Protections from Civil Liability for Healthcare Providers and Financial Protections for Patients
April 4, 2020  FCC Announces Program for Health Care Providers to Receive Up to $1 Million to Cover Telehealth Costs
April 2, 2020  CARES Act: Summary of Provisions for Health Care Providers
April 1, 2020  New Waivers and Rules to Allow Hospitals to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis
March 29, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Advances Payments to Providers and Suppliers
March 27, 2020  COVID-19 Update: N95 Masks and PPE: Guidelines for Use And Importation
March 26, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Provides Quality Reporting Program Relief
March 25, 2020  CMS FAQs and Guidance for COVID-19 Response
March 23, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Issues Telemedicine Toolkit
March 20, 2020  Governor Expands Access to Telehealth Services Executive Order No. (7G)
March 20, 2020  DEA's Expansion of Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine
March 19, 2020 - Updated March 20, 2020  COVID-19: OCR HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth
March 18, 2020  Medicaid Telehealth Expansion and Guidance
March 17, 2020  OCR Bulletin, Civil Rights and COVID-19
March 17, 2020  Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Benefits and Co-Pay Waivers During the COVID-19 Outbreak
March 17, 2020  COVID-19: New HHS Waivers
March 16, 2020  Determining Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel Exposed to COVID-19: CDC Recommendations
March 15, 2020  COVID-19: New CMS Waivers
March 15, 2020  Governor Lamont Issues Two Executive Orders In Response to Ongoing COVID-19 Developments in Connecticut
March 14, 2020  COVID-19: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Providers
March 13, 2020  Major Insurers Waive Coronavirus Testing Costs, Unpacked
December 2019  Shake Yourself Awake: Develop a Hobby
January 3, 2019  Physician Practice Liable for Violating its Duty of Confidentiality to a Patient
January 24, 2018  HHS Takes Action to Protect Religious Beliefs and Moral Convictions
January 17, 2018  Connecticut Supreme Court Recognizes New Cause of Action for Patient Privacy Breach
January 10, 2018  OIG Scrutiny of Patient Assistance Programs

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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2014
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 2011

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
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