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Texas changes rules regarding delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians

USA - December 12 2013 Texas has recently had a significant revision regarding the ability of physicians to delegate prescribing devices, drugs, and other controlled

North Carolina Introduces Bill to Legalize Physician-Assisted Dying

USA - February 9 2018 Ten years ago, physician-assisted dying was legal in Oregon only. It is now legal in Vermont, Colorado, California, Washington, Montana, and the

Hospital Policies and Procedures v. Standards of Care

USA - October 30 2017 It is well-established that a health care organization's policies and procedures can serve as evidence of the standard of care; and their violation

Physicians Must Obtain Patient Informed Consent Directly, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says

USA - August 10 2017 A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled recently that physicians must communicate directly with patients and not rely on information conveyed by

Keep up with the P.A.C.E.: an overview of comprehensive, cost-effective managed care in North Carolina

USA - January 14 2014 The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly ("P.A.C.E.") enables frail adults to continue to live in the community. P.A.C.E, which is a

North Carolina Introduces Bill to Legalize Physician-Assisted Dying

USA - February 9 2018 Ten years ago, physician-assisted dying was legal in Oregon only. It is now legal in Vermont, Colorado, California, Washington, Montana, and the

Idaho Jury Finds Noncompetition Covenant in Limited Partnership Agreement Does Not Apply to In-Office Procedures

USA - February 9 2018 On January 24, 2018, a Boise, Idaho jury found that Treasure Valley Hospital Limited Partnership could not enforce a noncompetition covenant to

Hospital Policies and Procedures v. Standards of Care

USA - October 30 2017 It is well-established that a health care organization's policies and procedures can serve as evidence of the standard of care; and their violation

Physicians Must Obtain Patient Informed Consent Directly, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says

USA - August 10 2017 A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled recently that physicians must communicate directly with patients and not rely on information conveyed by

Florida appeals court holds malpractice damages caps unconstitutional

USA - July 8 2015 A Florida appeals court July 1 held that caps on noneconomic damages awards in medical malpractice actions imposed by state law violated the equal