Kerr Russell

MOA Partner  Kerr Russell Legal Services

Kerr Russell is a fixture in Michigan’s legal landscape, our own focus is set on helping our clients take on challenges and seize opportunities in order to fuel their success. Clients who face the relentless challenges posed by the global, fast-moving economy require legal solutions that keep pace with the demands of their businesses, and we deliver.

While many lawyers merely interpret the law, Kerr Russell’s attorneys help to shape it. We have handled cases related to the most significant developments in business and health care law in Michigan. Our trial lawyers are frequently involved in some of the most notable commercial cases in Michigan, as well as in other jurisdictions.

In a profession where people make the difference between success and failure, Kerr Russell is among the very best. We devote all of our energy, skills and considerable resources to protecting our clients and accomplishing their goals as quickly and economically as possible. Our firm consists of intelligent and creative problem-solvers who apply ingenuity and fresh approaches to legal challenges, regardless of their size or complexity. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to serve our clients in the manner they expect—in real-time and at the cutting-edge.

Kerr Russell is respected for our high standards, the quality of our work, and our professional ethics and integrity. What most distinguishes our firm, however, is our uncompromising adherence to delivering superb client service. We keep our clients informed every step of the way and we are always available. No matter the day or hour, our clients can always reach us—wherever in the world they are. Whether the matter involves a domestic company wishing to conduct business in some other region of the world, or a foreign company that desires to establish business operations in the United States, Kerr Russell stands ready to help.

Practice Areas

  • Health Care Law
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and ERISA
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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HIPAA Security Rule must be implemented
(Pulse Newsletter— August 14, 2019)

More and more medical practices are learning the hard way that the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule must be implemented. The first version of the Security Rule became effective in 2005 and has since been amended. Generally, there are two parts that every medical practice must comply with.  
First, a written "risk assessment" must be conducted. This assessment forces you to study the storage and flow of your electronic medical record information. You are required to examine each of the Security Rule's administrative, technical and physical safeguards. Some of these safeguards are required by the Security Rule and must be implemented. The Security Rule identifies the others as "addressable" and those may be implemented or not (but you should document that you have considered them and the reasons you decided not to implement them).  
Click here for the full article: Kerr Russell Health Care Law webpage

Beware Patient Email Communication 
by Daniel J. Schulte, J.D. (TRIAD Magazine, Spring 2019)

MOA Legal Counsel
QUESTION: Patients are increasingly asking me to communicate appointment reminders, test results and even diagnosis and treatment information. Some of my colleagues advertise the capacity to email and otherwise communicate with patients electronically. What are the legal issues involved with sending/receiving diagnosis, treatment and other medical record information by email?

ANSWER: There has been a significant trend to increase physician-patient communication by the use of email, internet portals and other electronic means. This trend will likely continue with the further development of the interoperability of electronic health records, e-prescribing methodologies and other uses of health information technologies to control healthcare costs, increase efficiency, promote pay for performance and generally to expand access to medical care.

The use of email to communicate with patients is not without regulation or risk. HIPAA’s Security Rule must be complied with and you should consider the effect email messages might have on your ability to defend yourself in a malpractice case.
Click here for the full article: Kerr Russell TRIAD - Spring 2019

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