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Landowners face jail threat over bird deaths
Scotland on SundayJanuary 1, 2012

The landmark “vicarious liability” legislation allows the prosecution of landowners or managers who fail to take steps to ensure staff and contractors act within the law. The legislation applies to the unlawful killing of wild birds and the possession ...more »

How your accountant can provide benefits to your business beyond tax season
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Most business owners know to call their accountant when they're filing their taxes or doing succession planning, but there are other times a CPA can benefit your business. Whether it's making a large purchase or crafting a benefits plan, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Health care faces a year of uncertainty
The TennesseanJanuary 1, 2012

The new health-care law's mandates are staggered year-by-year. The emphasis in 2012 will be on improving the delivery of health care by ushering in Accountable Care Organizations and reducing payments to hospitals with high rates of preventable ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Texans to lose insurance assistance office
San Antonio ExpressJanuary 3, 2012

With money from the federal health care reform law, the Texas Consumer Health Assistance Program was launched last January. A $2.8 million grant allowed the state to hire nine employees to staff a toll-free hotline. More than 6000 Texans called in ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Ohio Jewish retirement community opens elder abuse shelter
Jewish Telegraphic AgencyJanuary 3, 2012

Abused seniors from four counties -- Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Clermont -- will be allowed an emergency stay of 90 to 120 days, during which they will have access to the community's activities as well as medical care, the center said in a news ...more »

Living Wills
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New Laws Going Into Effect In The New Year
KCEN-TVJanuary 2, 2012

New regulations will discourage aggressive homeowner's associations from foreclosing because of late dues and fees. Across the nation certain federal laws will also make a splash. Around 60 million Americans on social security will get a cost-of-living ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Her case shows why healthcare privacy laws exist
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 4, 2012

But Schmitz, who has her mother's medical power of attorney, told me Shasta never sought her mother's permission and she never gave it to them. When I asked Shasta hospital CEO Hempling whether he had Courtois' written authorization to show her chart ...more »

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