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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 »

Crimes give Akron, Ohio, area national exposure in 2011
Bellingham HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

"Ohio police find third body investigating murder spree," the Telegraph reported to its London readers in December. For a region more used to seeing the spotlight cast on its Goodyear blimp, the All-American Soap Box Derby or LeBron James, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Healthcare reform will continue evolving in 2012
Nurse.comJanuary 2, 2012

The most substantial terms and conditions of the Affordable Care Act do not take effect until 2014 with the scheduled implementation of the individual mandate and insurance co-ops. Some noteworthy developments will occur in 2012, however, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Local group in initial wave of health care change
The Desert SunJanuary 5, 2012

What is an accountable care organization? ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who work together to ensure high-quality, coordinated care to their patients. As part of the 2009 health care reform law, the concept is ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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How to help aging parents
SunHerald.comJanuary 6, 2012

The state's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program provides information about assisted-living housing and nursing homes. It also investigates complaints of elder abuse at those facilities. Its Orange County, Calif., branch can be reached at 714-479-0107 or ...more »

Living Wills
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Martial law to end in Fiji after nearly three years
Telegraph.co.ukJanuary 2, 2012

Nearly three years of living under martial law in Fiji will end this weekend when the emergency regulations will be lifted, military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama has announced. The tough regulations, introduced by Bainimarama in April 2009 after the ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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A New Year's Forecast For The Health Care Bill
NPRJanuary 1, 2012

And then two smaller issues which the court has taken up as well which have not gotten as much attention; one of which is a requirement in the law that states expand their Medicaid program for low-income Americans to help guarantee universal coverage ...more »

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