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Connecticut Now Honors Advance Directives Even When the Patient Is Pregnant

Connecticut has dropped off the list of states that constrain the validity of advance directives when the patient is pregnant. On May 24, 2018, the Governor signed H.B. 5148. Under prior Connecticut law, a woman's health care wishes were automatically … Continue reading

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Connecticut Hospital Paid Fines for Stark Law Violations for Renting Space to Medical Practice at Less Than Fair Market Value

On April 24, 2018, after it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, agreed to pay $423,017.45 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. The OIG alleged that Hartford Hospital provided remuneration … Continue reading

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Mystery E. coli Outbreak in Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington

Illness numbers: Connecticut (2), Idaho (4), Missouri (1), New Jersey (6), Ohio(1), Pennsylvania (2), and Washington (1). The CDC, several states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating … Continue reading

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SAM releases report asserting Connecticut would face cost from marijuana legalization double projected tax revenues

The leading national group opposed to modern marijuana reform, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), today released this big new report titled "The Projected Costs of Marijuana Legalization in Connecticut." Here is how its "Introduction/Summary" gets started: Much has been said … Continue reading

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Race Discrimination Accusations Hit Connecticut Agency

When employees work in helping professions, they generally expect their supervisors and co-workers to share values of compassion and empathy. Unfortunately, racial discrimination, harassment and bullying can rear their ugly heads nearly anywhere, even among people who do good for a … Continue reading

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