Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, which recently launched an office in Austin, has announced the launch of a comprehensive online resource to help healthcare leaders and other organizations impacted by the Ebola virus to navigate diverse issues pertaining to the arrival of the virus in the United States.
The website can be accessed at www.EbolaLegalResource.com.
“The immediate and long-term legal implications of the Ebola virus on all facets of hospital, clinic and practice management must be seriously considered,” said Mark Peters, a partner in Waller’s Labor and Employment practice who works extensively with healthcare employers. “Waller’s Ebola legal resource website comes in response to the many questions we’ve received from clients. Preparation in this situation is important, whether an Ebola patient walks through your doors or if you are simply dealing with the climate it has created.”
The site launched with a compilation of media articles, links to resources, such as the CDC, and original articles from Waller attorneys including:
- The Role of Healthcare Employers during the Ebola Crisis
- Patient Privacy Concerns
- FAQs on Employee Discipline
- FAQs on Discrimination and Harassment
- Workers’ Compensation for those Who Contracted Ebola
The Ebola Legal Resource will be updated with new content and information as Ebola’s impact continues to be analyzed and studied by Waller attorneys. The site will serve as a source of information for healthcare executives, board members, risk managers, human resources professionals and others who are asking what Ebola means, from a legal perspective, for their organization, employees and patients.