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Kentucky to establish review panels for malpractice cases

Kentucky to establish review panels for malpractice cases

Three-member medical review panels will examine the merits of malpractice and neglect claims against assisted living communities and other healthcare settings before the claims go to court under a new law signed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on March 16.

South Dakota NPs now have full practice authority

South Dakota NPs now have full practice authority

South Dakota has become the 22nd state to authorize nurse practitioners to provide a full scope of services — diagnosing, treating, managing care and prescribing medicines and therapies — independently. The change could affect staffing in senior living communities, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

CCRC bill would cause unintended consequences, advocacy group says

CCRC bill would cause unintended consequences, advocacy group says

A Florida senator has introduced legislation he says is intended to protect residents from fraud perpetrated by continuing care retirement communities operating in the state, but a Sunshine State advocacy group maintains that the bill will have unintended consequences if passed as written.

In Focus

March 16

A wee bit o' fun

San Antonio

Poet's Walk San Antonio had an early St. Patrick's Day celebration on Wednesday.

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