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EPA proposes stricter rules for ship ballast water
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

The EPA's draft permit lays out rules similar to those recommended by the International Maritime Organization in 2004, which shipping industry groups have said are achievable. But environmental groups and some states contend those standards are ...more »

Worker complains to EEOC
Tampabay.comDecember 1, 2011

Five days later, the 30-year-old maintenance worker filed a discrimination complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging the county has failed to take action to ease the hostile work environment created by the co-worker's ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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New federal, state rules for health care insurance rattle businesses
vtdigger.orgDecember 1, 2011

Aside from the restriction on advertising designed to eliminate fraud, the other criteria are similar to current Vermont law. If the Affordable Care Act was determined to be unconstitutional, she said, Vermont could still enact its own individual ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Grand Valley Healthcare Model for Country
KJCT8.comDecember 3, 2011

So much so, that several key components of the national Healthcare Law can be traced back to the Grand Valley. So what's the secret? It's putting patients before profit. Steve ErkenBrack, the President & Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Health ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Los Molinos man and woman charged with elder abuse
Red Bluff Daily NewsDecember 3, 2011

A Los Molinos man and woman were arrested on felony elder abuse charges Thursday after reportedly hitting a man and tossing him from his travel trailer. Katherine Jean Salgado, 44, and Thomas Ray Salgado, 47, ...more »

Living Wills
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If transfer law is upheld, 15000 students would leave city, study finds
St. Louis BeaconDecember 1, 2011

... Beacon reporter If the law allowing students in St. Louis to transfer to suburban school districts is allowed to stand, more than 15000 students are likely to take advantage of the opportunity, with 3100 of those requiring special education...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Obamacare: The fixers
Richmond Times DispatchDecember 1, 2011

The term refers to an annual exercise in which Congress cancels a cut in physician reimbursement rates for Medicare required by a 1997 law that was supposed to rein in the program's costs. Failure to pass a fix imposes increasingly steep cuts — 27 ...more »

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