Charles G. Kels

Charles G. Kels is an attorney for the Office of Health Affairs of the Department of Homeland Security and a major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Preserving Clinician Discretion Under Health Privacy Regulation

HIPAA does not stop health care providers from disclosing patient information to provide better care.

Navigating the Terrain of Antitrust Oversight and State Regulation

FTC guidance on “active supervision” of state regulatory boards fuels concerns about intrusions on state sovereignty.

Is Professional Self-Regulation at a Crossroads?

Recent Supreme Court decision is a wake-up call for state licensing boards claiming antitrust immunity.

Regulating the Intersection of Health Care and Gun Control

If more health information should be disclosed, federal and state laws should mandate disclosure.

Balancing Medical Privacy and Public Safety

HHS letter clarifies HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and may have the potential to reduce gun violence.

Interstate Medical Licensure and Emergency Response

Adoption of new model legislation could improve medical response to public health crises and disasters.

Taking Targeted Immunity Statutes Seriously

Recent Supreme Court rulings provide insight into variable tort litigation outcomes.

The Value of Codifying a National Approach to Licensing Military-Affiliated Health Care Providers

Statutory change will ease medical training and health care delivery by the Department of Defense.