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How Health Care Law Affects Premium Rates - The Washington Post

Philadelphia Police Will Defy New Marijuana Decriminalization Law | The Weed Blog

philly norml marijuana pennsylvania philadelphia For example, if hospital X buys physician practice Y and pays those physicians a salary, are they required to accept Medicare patients? No, physicians arent generally required to accept new Medicare patients, whether or not the doctors are employed by a hospital.
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Opponents speak out Dozens of opponents spoke out against Laura's Law, however, many of them wearing neon-green T-shirts reading, "Force is the opposite of treatment." But their opposition appears unlikely to matter this time around. Farrell and Campos agreed to several amendments to secure its passage at the full board, including requiring the Department of Public Health to create a three-person team to oversee the implementation of Laura's Law. The team would be composed of a forensic psychiatrist, a peer who has dealt with mental illness and a family liaison who has had a family member with mental illness. The team would be responsible for trying to engage a mentally ill person referred under Laura's Law with voluntary treatment first.
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Laura's Law appears headed for adoption in S.F. - SFGate

We still have to treat [marijuana possession] as a misdemeanor until we are told otherwise by state law. State law trumps city ordinances. The senior attorney for the city, Martha Johnston, seems to think the police commissioner is wrong. In a memo addressing the conflict between city and state law, she wrote the balance of factors weighs in favor of a conclusion that [the bill] is not pre-empted by the state Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. I always get upset when law enforcement, city officials, and/or local politicians try to hide behind laws that they are not in charge of enforcing.
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