Healthcare

As the world endures a pandemic, the healthcare industry has a major role to play in our resilience. The ongoing pandemic has exposed our healthcare industry to several unforeseen challenges and the need for preparedness on the frontline has never been clearer. In the Union Budget 2021, investment in health infrastructure expanded 2.37x, or 137% YoY; the total health sector allocation for FY22 stood at Rs. 223,846 crore.

With evolving methods of consultation due to quarantine risks and requirement for protection of our healthcare workers, the industry is evolving and this is leading to a steep increase in legal issues.

Our lawyers have a keen interest in health care laws and health data protection. Some of the work we have undertaken in this industry includes-

  • Advised a large scale healthcare initiative on several aspects of health data management and data privacy for risk mitigation and liability minimization
  • Drafted Privacy Policies, Terms of Use, and Terms and Conditions for the website of healthcare related organizations in line with the Information Technology Laws,
    Sensitive Personal Data or Information Rules, 2011, the Telemedicine Guidelines and the National Digital Health Mission’s Health Data Management Policy.
  • Drafted and Vetted a wide range of contracts relating to various aspects of the
    healthcare business including collaboration with third party portals and organizations
  • Negotiating, Drafting and Vetting Memorandums of Understanding for initiatives in collaboration with Government entities working in the healthcare space.
  • Drafting and Vetting Terms and Conditions for Telemedicine Consultations in line with various laws and established medical ethics, including the Telemedicine Practice Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Advised healthcare organizations on a broad variety of legal issues relating to practice eligibility, best practices and other compliance related queries.