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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

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

Oklahoma law allows nursing homes residents to install surveillance cameras in rooms

USA - November 24 2013 Residents of nursing homes in Oklahoma may now have video surveillance cameras installed in their private rooms at their own expense under

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

New York judge allows wrongful death lawsuit against physician in pharmacy shooting case

USA - December 14 2012 A New York judge refused to rule out that a physician could be liable in a wrongful death action for overprescribing pain medication to a drug addict who then engages in criminal conduct that injures a third party

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

California Supreme Court says Health Department must disclose details of cited abuses at state-owned facilities for mentally ill, developmentally disabled

USA - February 26 2015 The California Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision issued February 19 that the State Department of Health (DPH) could not withhold the

Ohio physician assistants and advance practice nurses now permitted to admit patients to hospitals

USA - July 30 2014 To meet patient demand, the prevalence of physician extenders continues to grow along with their scope of practice. Effective May 20, 2014, Ohio law