DISCRIMINATION – AGE AND NATIONAL ORIGIN
Varughese v. William Beaumont Hosp., No. 13-11286 (E.D. Mich. July 8, 2014)
DISCRIMINATION – DISABILITY AND RETALIATION
Romero v. County of Santa Clara, No. 11-cv-04812-WHO (N.D. Cal. July 10, 2014)
DISCRIMINATION – RACE
Bastidas v. Good Samaritan Hosp., No. C 13-04388 SI (N.D. Cal. July 7, 2014)
DISCRIMINATION – RACE AND GENDER
Jones v. Temple Univ., No. 12-5349 (E.D. Pa. July 10, 2014)
MEDICAL STAFF PRIVILEGES/WHISTLEBLOWERS
Lin v. Dignity Health-Methodist Hosp. of Sacramento, No. S-14-0666 KJM CKD (E.D. Cal. July 11, 2014)
YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK
MedPAC Data Book on Health Care Spending
Recently, the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (“MedPAC”) released a Data Book on Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program. The comprehensive publication reports on numerous topics, including acute inpatient services and the quality of care in the Medicare program.
Kentucky Law on NPs Prescribing Authority Takes Effect
Last week, a Kentucky state law went into effect that permits nurse practitioners (“NPs”) in the state to prescribe routine medications independently after the completion of a four-year collaboration period with a physician.