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Catherine E. David (Galea) is a member of the Health Care & FDA Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Philadelphia office. She focuses her practice on health care regulatory, compliance, transactional, and enforcement matters. Cate concentrates her practice on the laws that govern health data, including, HIPAA, interoperability and information blocking regulations, Part 2, and similar state laws. Cate regularly handles responses to government investigations, policy drafting and implementation, and negotiating business associate agreements. She advises clients on health care licensing issues with mergers and acquisitions, fraud and abuse compliance under Stark Law and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and health information privacy and security compliance under HIPAA and state law.

On Oct. 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued two resources for health care providers and patients regarding the potential risks of using telehealth services. Although HIPAA does not require regulated entities to educate patients about these risks, OCR published these guidance documents to assist