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Ian Blair: Assisted dying needs a change of heart
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

What is their position in relation to the law in this regard?" Healthcare professionals are caught between the nebulous state of the law and a presumed duty of confidentiality to the patient. This snapshot of evidence received by the commission on the ...more »

Intervening After Robbery, an Off-Duty ATF Agent Is Killed
New York TimesJanuary 1, 2012

An off-duty special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was fatally shot on Saturday afternoon when he, along with at least one other law enforcement officer and a retired officer, tried to stop a robber who had just held ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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NY bill would require bachelor's degrees for RNs
LubbockOnline.comJanuary 1, 2012

Demand for more skilled nurses is increasing as the population gets older and has more chronic diseases, and as the new federal health care law promises to help 32 million more Americans gain insurance within a few years. Federal health officials have ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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'Essential Benefits' and Health Reform
New York TimesJanuary 2, 2012

The health care reform law requires private health insurers that sell policies to individuals and small businesses to provide, starting in 2014, a set of “essential health benefits” in 10 categories, including hospitalization, ambulatory care, ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Teen gets probation for helping in out oil attack on boy
AsiaOneJanuary 10, 2012

SINGAPORE - A 15-year-old was sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service by the Juvenile Court on Tuesday, for helping her mother and two elder sisters abuse a young male relative. ...more »

Living Wills
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New Year Brings New Laws Affecting Gays & Lesbians
KPBSJanuary 2, 2012

The law forces schools to address bullying through mandatory policies. The "Gay Divorce Law," which allows a gay couple married in California, but living in a state that won't grant them a divorce, the right to divorce in California. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Credit Suisse, Madoff, Alcoa, GE, Exelon in Court News
BloombergJanuary 3, 2012

The fraud settlement announced Jan. 29 involving the drug Myoview sold by Amersham Health Inc. resolves claims filed under the False Claims Act. The law allows whistle-blowers to pursue fraud claims on behalf of the federal government and then share in ...more »

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