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Indiana’s New Advanced Health Care Directive

On July 1, 2021, Indiana significantly broadened the options for an individual to make health care wishes known through an “Advanced Directive for Health Care Decisions” (an “Advanced Directive”). Senate Enrolled Act No. 204 (“SEA 204”), effective as of July 1, allows individuals to make their…

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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Expand Vet Access to Medicinal Cannabis

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 (“2022 VA Appropriations Bill”) that would allow doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) to recommend…

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Balancing Patient Privacy with Access to Electronic Medical Records Could Trigger Medical Malpractice Liability

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently held that clinic policies relating to physician access to an electronic medical record system were not general negligence allegations but were subject to the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act. In Rossner v. Take Care Health Systems, LLC, the Court affirmed the…

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