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Animals Welcome? Legal Protections for Assistance Animals

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” ~ Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Over time, dogs and other animals have played many roles in society that span beyond being comforting companions in our homes. Of these roles, arguably one of the most important is to provide services and support…

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Anesthesiologist's Business Card Given to Patient on Morning of Surgery Probably Won't Absolve Hospital of Liability

In the recent case of Jernagan v Indiana University Health a/k/a Indiana University Health ACO, Inc. a hospital clerk provided the patient with an anesthesiologist’s business card on the morning of his surgery. The Indiana Court of Appeals held that may not have provided reasonable notice of the…

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CMS Takes into Consideration the “Totality of the Circumstances” in Withdrawing its Far Reaching Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule

On November 18, 2019, the Medicaid world was “rocked” when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a proposed rule titled Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule(“Proposed Rule”).  While intending to strengthen the fiscal integrity and promote transparency of the Medicaid…

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