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State Laws on Human Cloning

State Laws on Human Cloning

Date: May 14, 2003
Creator: Feder, Jody
Description: None
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Compliance with the HIPAA Medical Privacy Rule

Compliance with the HIPAA Medical Privacy Rule

Date: April 24, 2003
Creator: Stevens, Gina Marie
Description: As of April 14, 2003, most health care providers (including doctors and hospitals) and health plans are required to comply with the new Privacy Rule mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), and must comply with national standards to protect individually identifiable health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule creates a federal floor of privacy protections for individually identifiable health information; establishes a set of basic consumer protections; institutes a series of regulatory permissions for uses and disclosures of protected health information; permits any person to file an administrative complaint for violations; and authorizes the imposition of civil or criminal penalties.
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Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws

Mandatory Vaccinations: Precedent and Current Laws

Date: January 18, 2005
Creator: Welborn, Angie A
Description: None
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Federal and State Causes of Action Against Health Plans Under S. 1052 and S. 889

Federal and State Causes of Action Against Health Plans Under S. 1052 and S. 889

Date: June 19, 2001
Creator: Welborn, Angie A
Description: None
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A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

Date: February 14, 2003
Creator: Stevens, Gina Marie
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the modified medical privacy rule, “Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information”(“privacy rule”) published on August 14, 2002 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The privacy regulation creates a new federal floor of privacy protections while leaving in place more protective state rules or practices. The rule establishes a set of basic consumer protections and a series of regulatory permissions for uses and disclosures of protected health information.
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A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

Date: August 27, 2002
Creator: Stevens, Gina Marie
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the recently modified medical privacy rule, “Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information”(“privacy rule”) published on August 14, 2002 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The privacy rule went into effect April 14, 2001, with compliance required by April 2003 for most entities. The regulation creates a new federal floor of privacy protections while leaving in place more protective state rules or practices. The rule establishes a set of basic consumer protections and a series of regulatory permissions for uses and disclosures of protected health information.
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A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

A Brief Summary of the Medical Privacy Rule

Date: April 10, 2002
Creator: Stevens, Gina Marie
Description: On March 27, 2002 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its proposed changes to the medical privacy regulations issued by the Clinton Administration under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). HHS is accepting comments on the proposed changes until April 26, 2002. This report provides an overview of the final rule for “Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information” ( “privacy rule”) that went into effect on April 14, 2001, and an overview of the Bush Administration’s proposed changes to the privacy regulation.
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A Brief Summary of the HIPAA Medical Privacy Rule

A Brief Summary of the HIPAA Medical Privacy Rule

Date: April 30, 2003
Creator: Stevens, Gina Marie
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the modified HIPAA Privacy rule, “Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information” (“privacy rule”) published on August 14, 2002 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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The Prescription Drug Import Provisions of the FY2001 Agriculture Appropriations Act, P.L. 106-387

The Prescription Drug Import Provisions of the FY2001 Agriculture Appropriations Act, P.L. 106-387

Date: January 10, 2001
Creator: Vogt, Donna U & Randall, Blanchard, IV
Description: None
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Assisted Suicide and the Controlled Substances Act: Legal Issues Associated with the Proposed Pain Relief Promotion Act

Assisted Suicide and the Controlled Substances Act: Legal Issues Associated with the Proposed Pain Relief Promotion Act

Date: January 12, 2001
Creator: Thomas, Kenneth R
Description: The Pain Relief Promotion Act, as proposed in the 106th Congress, provided that the Attorney General, in determining whether the registration of a doctor for the administration of controlled substances is in the public interest, should give no force and effect to state law authorizing or permitting assisted suicide or euthanasia. This language would appear to have been designed to abrogate the legal reasoning set forth by the Attorney General in a press release regarding the application of the Controlled Substances Act to acts of physician-assisted suicide. It would not, however, appear to have required the Attorney General to revoke such registrations; nor would it have criminalized assisted suicide or euthanasia. This report will be updated as congressional action warrants.
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Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Date: April 11, 2005
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Date: October 6, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Date: August 28, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Date: July 1, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Date: May 14, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Medical Malpractice Liability Reform: Legal Issues and Fifty-State Survey of Caps on Punitive Damages and Noneconomic Damages

Date: March 24, 2003
Creator: Cohen, Henry
Description: None
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Patient Protection During the 107th Congress: Side-by-Side Comparison of House and Senate Bills

Patient Protection During the 107th Congress: Side-by-Side Comparison of House and Senate Bills

Date: August 10, 2001
Creator: Chaikind, Hinda Ripps; Hearne, Jean P; Larkins, Fran & Welborn, Angie A
Description: None
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Date: November 29, 2000
Creator: Sroka, Christopher J
Description: None
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Coastal Zone Management Reauthorization: An Overview

Coastal Zone Management Reauthorization: An Overview

Date: March 14, 2000
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: Congress is considering legislation that would reauthorize the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. This overview summarizes the programs created by this act and its amendments, and outlines issues associated with reauthorization. These issues include reauthorizing funding, altering grant programs, changing the National Estuarine Research Reserve system, funding to implement nonpoint water pollution requirements, protecting private property rights, expanding program evaluation efforts, and examining effects of personal water craft on the coastal requirement. A reauthorization bill has been reported by the House Resources Committee (H.R. 2669, H. Rept. 106-485), and floor action is anticipated soon. In the Senate, no action has been taken.
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Ocean Dumping Act: A Summary of the Law

Ocean Dumping Act: A Summary of the Law

Date: January 22, 1999
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Description: The Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act has two basic aims: to regulate international ocean disposal of materials, into authorized related research. Permit and enforcement provisions of the law are often referred to as the Ocean Dumping Act. The basic provisions of the act have remained virtually unchanged since 1972, when it was enacted to establish a comprehensive waste management system to regulate disposal or dumping of all materials into marine waters that are within U.S. jurisdiction, although a number of new authorities have been added. This report represents a summary of the law, describing the essence of the statute.
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The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Reauthorization Issues for the 107th Congress

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Reauthorization Issues for the 107th Congress

Date: January 10, 2001
Creator: Waldeck, Daniel A & Buck, Eugene H
Description: None
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Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act Reauthorization

Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act Reauthorization

Date: December 4, 1996
Creator: Buck, Eugene H
Description: None
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Marine Dead Zones: Understanding the Problem

Marine Dead Zones: Understanding the Problem

Date: November 23, 1998
Creator: Dandelski, John R & Buck, Eugene H
Description: None
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Agreements to Promote Fishery Conservation and Management in International Waters

Agreements to Promote Fishery Conservation and Management in International Waters

Date: January 5, 1996
Creator: Buck, Eugene H.
Description: Declining fish populations threaten an important food source. Natural catastrophes, pollution, habitat destruction, and overfishing contribute to the depletion of fish stocks. Overexploitation of fishery resources often occurs when management allows expanding and increasingly efficient fishing fleets to continue harvesting dwindling supplies. Although prevalent, overexploitation is not universal and its extent varies among areas, species, and fisheries. This report discusses the issue of overfishing and its possible consequences, as well as domestic and international efforts to combat overfishing.
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