Steven T. Boell

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Healthcare • Real Estate, Land Use & Development • Zoning • Municipal Law • Planned Communities & Condominiums • Landlord/Tenant Law • Project Development & Finance • Tax Assessment Appeals & Property Tax Exemptions • Eminent Domain

Steven T. Boell
Apr. 12, 2018

Smile:  You’re on Granny Camera

With the evolution of technology and video surveillance equipment becoming both less expensive and more concealable, the use of these devices in personal care and assisted living facilities has become more prevalent. Whether they are installed by the facility to monitor patient safety and employee conduct or set up by residents and their families to […]

Steven T. Boell
Jan. 25, 2018

PennEast Pipeline Approval – What Does it Mean for Lehigh Valley Residents?

On January 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to the project known as the PennEast Pipeline.  In this project, a consortium of utility providers is proposing to construct this 108 mile natural gas pipeline from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Mercer County, New Jersey.  In the Lehigh […]

Steven T. Boell
Aug. 2, 2017

Physician Certification Under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program

On July 26, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health made available the long-awaited online application process for physician certification under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program. In order to obtain certification, a physician must: Demonstrate to the DOH by training or expertise that he or she is qualified in treating one of the “serious medical conditions” […]

Steven T. Boell
Oct. 28, 2016

Medical Marijuana Updates for Growers, Processors and Dispensaries

Medical Marijuana is one step closer to reality with recent temporary and draft regulations published by the state of Pennsylvania.

Steven T. Boell
Aug. 3, 2016

Implied but Material: The Supreme Court on the False Claims Act

Recently, the United States Supreme Court issued a long awaited and significant decision relating to the “implied certification theory” under the False Claims Act.

Steven T. Boell
Aug. 1, 2016

“Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act” Eases FHA Restrictions

On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3700 also known as the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” which amends the process used by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to determine qualification for a low-interest mortgage with FHA insurance.  Most significantly, it lowers the owner-occupancy requirement from 50 percent to 35 percent.  Current […]

Steven T. Boell
Jul. 1, 2016

Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania – For Growers and Dispensers

The medical marijuana law has different impacts for interested parties – physicians and potential growers and dispensers.

Steven T. Boell
Jun. 29, 2016

Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania – For Healthcare Providers

The medical marijuana law has different impacts for interested parties – physicians and potential growers and dispensers.

Steven T. Boell
Feb. 17, 2016

My Summer with Scalia

Seventeen years ago, in the summer after my first year at the Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law, the school offered students a “Capitals of Europe Tour.” This was a program that toured various centers of power in the European Union, sprinkled with classes on comparative law. The highlight of the trip’s itinerary […]

Steven T. Boell
Feb. 16, 2016

Is Increased Corporate Fraud and Compliance Oversight on the Horizon for Healthcare Companies?

Recently, the United States Deputy Attorney General issued a Memorandum entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing” which signals intent by federal prosecutors to increasingly investigate and prosecute corporate executives’ and officers’ roles in corporate fraud and compliance issues. While not specifically targeted to the healthcare industry, this increased focus could affect the compliance culture, as the purpose is to “seek accountability from the individuals who perpetrate wrongdoing.”