PSA Internal Investigation Documentation

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On December 21, 2022, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) issued a “Program Memorandum which announced that beginning January 2023, health care facilities such as hospitals will be required, upon request by the PSA, to provide documentation of “internal investigations” related to incidents and events that have been reported to the PSA. The “Program Memorandum” […]

August is National “Make a Will” Month and a Great Reminder to Look at a Holistic Estate Plan

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August is National “Make a Will” Month. This annual event reminds individuals to review their already existing will or create a new will. A will serves as one important document in an individual’s estate plan. However, although a will is a significant document to complete, an estate plan is comprehensive, and often involves discussions and […]

IRS Extends Time to Make Portability Election

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Effective July 8, 2022, the IRS now allows an estate to request a portability election up to five (5) years after a Decedent’s death (through Revenue Procedure 2022-32). Portability elections allow a surviving spouse the ability to file a Federal Estate Tax return (Form 706) to preserve their spouse’s unused federal estate tax exemption (In […]

Pennsylvania Filial Support Law

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Filial support in the elder law context relates to the responsibility of an adult child to support their parents. The premise of filial support developed in the 16th century as Elizabethan poor laws which sought to enforce support obligations between family members in the American colonies to prevent indigency. These poor laws became part of […]

Restoration of Firearms Rights – Is it Possible?

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Unfortunately, restoration of firearm rights is extremely difficult in Pennsylvania but not impossible. Bans apply through both the state and federal laws. Under Pennsylvania and federal laws, certain individuals are precluded from possessing firearms. 18 Pa. C.S.A. 6105. Presently, except for very few exceptions, there is no effective mechanism through the courts. While a petition […]

Fiber optic internet coming to Central Pennsylvania?

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) recently released its anticipated Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (“BEAD”) Program. The NOFO provides guidance to states in terms of funding, and will (eventually) award contracts for broadband to be extended into unserved and underserved communities. The NOFO places […]

MMA and the Employment Relationship

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No, we are not talking about what is commonly known as Mixed Martial Arts or the MMA. Sometimes, though, laws seem so detached from the real world that it seems like employers and employees are left with no choice but to battle it out in the arena or what is commonly known as the octagon! […]

Chamber Connection Spotlight

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McCormick Law Firm has been a Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce member since 1956. The Firm was recently featured as a Legacy Member in the Chamber Connection portion of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette newspaper for its deep roots in the community. Click on the image below to read the article.

Alcohol Consumption at Company Event

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As Spring is upon us and hopefully the COVID restrictions continue to lessen, perhaps your company will be getting together for a company picnic or company sponsored event. Whether an injured employee is in the course and scope of employment at this sponsored event is dependent on the facts and circumstances. Have you wondered however, […]

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