The HIPAA Privacy Rule And Your Church

The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards for the protection of certain health information. The Privacy Rule provisions became effective in April 2003. Since then, as individuals and churches, we’ve become familiar with the basic provisions. The Privacy Rule protects the Read More

When Was Your Church’s Last Financial Audit?

It won’t be long before most United Methodist churches are preparing for their annual charge conferences. A lot of work is involved in getting ready for charge conference and the requirements can be found in The Book of Discipline. Let’s Read More

Conservatorship of Incapacitated Adults – Frequently Asked Questions

All Answers are specific to Georgia law. This FAQ does not constitute legal advice.  For more information, or for advice concerning your specific situation, consult Karen S. Hindson or Joy T. Melton of Hindson & Melton LLC . An individual appointed Read More

Guardianship of Incapacitated Adults – Frequently Asked Questions

All Answers are specific to Georgia law. This FAQ does not constitute legal advice.  For more information, or for advice concerning your specific situation, consult Karen S. Hindson or Joy T. Melton of Hindson & Melton LLC. The individual who Read More

GEORGIA MEDICAID ESTATE RECOVERY PROGRAM

The Georgia Department of Community Health announced that it would begin implementing the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program in May 2006. Under this program, funds are recovered from the estate of the individual who received services, after the member’s death, for Read More

Post-Government Employment Activities and Appearance of Impropriety

Permanent post-government employment activities restriction: 18 U.S.C.§207(a)(1) (2006) imposes a permanent prohibition against an individual, who has terminated his or her employment as an officer or employee of the United States, from making any communication intended to influence a United Read More

Veteran Owned Small Businesses

Good news for Veteran Owned Small Businesses – VOSB – the Veterans Benefits Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006, 38 U.S.C. Sections 8127-8128 (2006), provides, in part: “…a contracting officer of [the VA] shall award contracts on the Read More

Life Insurance Trusts

Using a trust to receive life insurance proceeds, whether a revocable life insurance trust or an irrevocable life insurance trust, has a number of advantages.  One important consideration is that the proceeds of a large policy can be managed professionally Read More

Women Owned Small Business Program – WOSB

The federal contracting Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program was implemented in 2011.  Details of the Program may be found in 13 CFR Part 127. In order to qualify as a WOSB, the business must be woman-owned (51% or more) and controlled.  Read More

Advanced Directive for Healthcare

Living Will GEORGIA ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FOR HEALTH CARE Karen S. Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC In 2007, Georgia created a statewide form known as Advance Directive for Health Care. The legislature intended this document to combine provisions of a living will and a Read More

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