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A new round of putative class action lawsuits brought by counsel for patients who received treatment in a hospital emergency room alleging that hospitals charge emergency room patients a hidden and undisclosed “surcharge” or “cover charge” on top of charges for services provided is hitting hospitals throughout California. These suits are the progeny of prior unsuccessful putative class action lawsuits brought by the same plaintiff’s counsel alleging that hospitals’ charges for emergency services are unreasonably high and that the financial arrangements provision within the Conditions of Admission agreement signed by the patients requiring payment of charges are improper and not enforceable. Read More ›

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed SB 302, a new law reversing Connecticut’s prohibition on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine.  SB 302 took effect July 1, 2018. Read More ›

Practitioners often assume that because they are privileged to do X, they automatically also should be privileged to do Y, and are frustrated when they encounter new or different privileging requirements for Y, arguing that it is just an extension of what they already are authorized to do. Read More ›

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