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Time for New Jersey Medical Practices to Update Certain Patient Disclosures and Comply with the Surprise Medical Billing Law

The New Jersey Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act (the “Law”), New Jersey’s “surprise” medical billing law, went into effect on August 30, 2018.  Among other things, it requires licensed health care professionals in New Jersey (including, … Continue reading

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$2 Million Settlement Reached for Failure to Transfer Patient from Urgent Care to Hospital

Ms. Doe, age 47, suffered from multiple sclerosis and used a walker. After she visited an urgent care clinic, she became tired and tried to sit down on her walker. The walker flipped over and Ms. Doe hit her head … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court: Anesthesiologist May Be Partially Liable, Even if Errors Not Prime Cause of Patient Death

A divided Florida Supreme Court ruled that even if a doctor’s mistake isn’t the primary cause of death, Florida medical malpractice laws nonetheless allow that doctor to be liable for his or her part in it if the failure/ misconduct … Continue reading

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Taiwan First Country in Asia to Implement Patient Right to Autonomy Act

In a few days, Taiwan will become the first country in Asia to implement a "Patient Right to Autonomy Act." Under the new law, certain patients may instruct medical institutions or physicians to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatments. These patients … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Imaging Services Must Follow Patient Reporting Obligations Under New PA Law

Pennsylvania’s Patient Test Result Information Act, which is set to take effect December 23, 2018, requires diagnostic imaging services providers that identify a “significant abnormality” in their test results to directly notify the patient or his/her designee within 20 days … Continue reading

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