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Idaho House introduces late-session medical cannabis bill

The Spokesman-Review 25 Mar 2023
This is not the first time Idaho legislators have introduced medical marijuana legislation ... Under the bill, cannabis producers would need to obtain a state license to grow, process and handle medical cannabis ... Most states surrounding Idaho allow medical cannabis, as Utah does, or recreational cannabis, as Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Montana do.

Fight over medical care for transgender youth moves from Gold Dome to court

Walker & Catoosa County News 25 Mar 2023
The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has vowed to sue the state over the new law ...States have broad authority to regulate in areas fraught with medical uncertainties,” one such brief argued ... The Georgia chapter of the AAP and many other medical professionals called on state legislators not to adopt the law.

Top Republican leaders ask judge to dismiss lawsuit over NC abortion pill laws

Henry Herald 25 Mar 2023
“Nor does it trump compelling state interests in protecting unborn life, promoting maternal welfare and regulating the medical profession,” the court filing reads ... Attorney General Josh Stein, DHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley, a district attorney and members of the state medical board as defendants in this case ... “States can pass these laws.”.

When will Medicare cover medical marijuana?

Fox31 Denver 25 Mar 2023
(That’s about $142 to $567 per ounce.) Even in states where medical marijuana can be legally prescribed, patients might not be able to afford the prescription ... Sure, marijuana is illegal at the federal level, but medical marijuana is now legal in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

TALLEY: Update on Blue Cross Blue Shield negotiations

Stillwater News Press 25 Mar 2023
This week, I had some visitors from Stillwater Medical Center who attended Medicine Day at the Capitol! I visited with the physicians and administrators about their concerns regarding legislation related to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and the state’s Health Information Exchange (HIE).

PM Modi inaugurates Whitefield-KR Puram metro line in Bengaluru, takes the 1st ride | WATCH

Hindustan Times 25 Mar 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set foot in the southern poll-bound state of Karnataka on Saturday to inaugurate the Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Chikkaballapura and the much-anticipated Whitefield to KR Puram metro line in Bengaluru ... He was welcomed into the state by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Setting students up for success

Wahpeton Daily News 25 Mar 2023
Francis Medical Center, 10th, 11th and 12th graders will have an opportunity to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs) ... The deciding factor for Breckenridge came down to state grant stipulations ... The students in the program are also encouraged to take a class at North Dakota State College of Science to learn more about medical terms.

Some doctors fear abortion ban could have chilling effect that would harm patient care

News-Press Now 25 Mar 2023
The bill includes penalties like a doctor losing their medical license ... The definition for “accepted medical procedure” was later removed from state law ... Doctors have also shared concerns about potential criminal charges with the Nebraska Medical Association, the state organization that represents doctors of all types.

Govt plans nationwide drill on hospital preparedness amid rise in Covid cases

Indian Express 25 Mar 2023
... diseases, including Covid-19, according to a joint advisory to all states issued on Saturday by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director general Dr Rajiv Bahl.

How Cigna saves millions by having its doctors reject claims without reading them

Raw Story 25 Mar 2023
Instead, Cigna sent van Terheyden a letter explaining that it would not pay for the $350 test because it was not “medically necessary.” ... Before health insurers reject claims for medical reasons, company doctors must review them, according to insurance laws and regulations in many states ... And it would mean hiring many more medical directors.

McDonald nominated to be state's top health official

The Post-Star 25 Mar 2023
“In the midst of unprecedented public health crises, the New York State Department of Health has done extraordinary work keeping New Yorkers safe and healthy,” Hochul said in a news release ... He joined the New York State Department of Health in July of 2022, serving as medical director of the Department’s Office of Public Health.

Missing NJ State Police trooper found safe in Pennsylvania

The Doylestown Intelligencer 25 Mar 2023
TRENTON - A New Jersey State Police trooper who walked away from a medical facility in suburban Philadelphia on March 19 has been found in Pennsylvania, authorities say. Jason Dare, 46, of Cumberland County, was found safely on Friday morning, according to a New Jersey State Police spokesman.

Senate passes marijuana reforms to better protect youth and patients

The Ponca City News 25 Mar 2023
OKLAHOMA CITYThe Senate continued their efforts Thursday to improve public safety within the medical marijuana industry ... • SB 264 – authorizes OMMA to use secret shoppers to find businesses not complying with the state’s medical marijuana laws and rules ... Medical marijuana flowers may be packaged in nonopaque materials.

Rise in Covid cases: Govt planning nationwide drill to take stock of hospital preparedness

Business Line 25 Mar 2023
... beds, medical equipment, and medical oxygen. The exact details of the mock drill shall be communicated to the states in the virtual meeting scheduled on March 27, the advisory stated.

Will families flee Missouri if health care for transgender adolescents is banned?

News-Press Now 25 Mar 2023
"The majority party of the Missouri State Senate," Razer said, "is directing the strong arm of this government to reach in — and against the advice of every major medical organization in this country, against the advice of mental health professionals, and over the objection of ...