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Updates from the BLS Health Law Committee

Corrections officials may not engage in unconsented “patient dumping” of medically compromised parolees. Read more
David Dubin overbilled Medicaid $338 by overstating the qualifications of employees who performed psychological testing. A jury convicted him of healthcare fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1347 and aggravated identity theft under § 1028A. Read more
After receiving a bill for emergency medical treatment at Doctors Medical Center of Modesto (Hospital), Joshua Naranjo filed a class action lawsuit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. Read more
Some skilled nursing facilities serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries may provide special treatment program (STP) services to patients with chronic psychiatric impairments, for which they receive reimbursement from the Department of Health Care Services based on days of care and type of services provided. Read more
Doctor’s irregular prescription of controlled substances to family member is good cause for disclosure of family member’s private medical information. Read more
Plaintiffs suing public entities for medical negligence must meet both Government Claims Act and MICRA deadlines. Read more
Ubaldo and Leobardo Lopez were allegedly injured when the American Medical Response West (AMR) ambulance in which Leobardo was being transported collided with another vehicle. Read more
Nursing facility’s arbitration agreement is unenforceable against cognitively impaired patient. Read more
A mandatory elder abuse reporter’s absolute statutory immunity applies to making a knowingly false report. Read more
Acute care hospital needed no additional license or approval to operate drug detoxification center. Read more

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