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THISDAY LiveJanuary 1, 2012

When President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law 48 hours before he was sworn in, journalists and members of civil society groups saw it as the beginning of better days in the country. Seven months after, there are ...more »

How employment practices liability insurance can protect you in a lawsuit
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

In most cases, yes, but the caveat is that any known prior incidents and pending litigation are specifically excluded. Prior acts could be something that happened years ago, but you weren't aware of the problem and no supervisor had been notified. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Managed health care systems to gain ground
Monroe News StarJanuary 4, 2012

Electronic records will help managed care systems to better coordinate care, said Vantage Health Plan's general counsel, Robert Bozeman. Per the federal health care law and its estimated timelines, an electronic medical records system is supposed to be ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health-care reform effects serious change
The News-PressJanuary 1, 2012

Whatever the outcome of a US Supreme Court review of the health reform law next year, 2011 ends with the legislation transforming the local health care industry. Financial incentives and penalties written into the law, and now coming into effect, ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Timber Ridge senior facility sting catches alleged thief; no arrest yet
Times-StandardJanuary 3, 2012

New laws regarding elder abuse in California took effect on Jan. 1. Assembly Bill 2619 will require wage garnishment for any defendant held liable for financial elder abuse. Assembly Bill 1293 allows prosecutors to petition to hold a defendant's ...more »

Living Wills
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Tens of thousands protest new constitution in Budapest
Philippine StarJanuary 3, 2012

The new basic law has been criticized by opponents who believe it will cause lasting damage to the country's democracy. Placards held by protestors carried slogans such as "Enough!" "Long live the Republic" and "Dictator." "We consider the Orban system ...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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