February 15, 2020 Legislation

Healthcare

Physicians

Healthcare

The administration has declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus.  This allows the quarantining of citizens that have been to certain parts of China.  This is the first allowable federal quarantine since smallpox in the 1960s.  There is also a temporary suspension of entry into the country of foreign nationals who pose a risk for the transmission of the virus.  

The administration and California are at it again.  This one is over California attempting to collect a health care tax on managed care organizations.  This could cost the state $1.2 Billion starting in July next year.  The state need that money to pay for the new stuff they are giving away to Medicaid recipients.         Top 

Physicians

The Minnesota Medical Board has fined Dr. Michael Schulenberg a whopping $4,648 and issued a reprimand for his role in the death of Prince.  He admitted prescribing oxy to Prince's bodyguard but said he did not know they were really for Prince.  He had paid a $30,000 civil penalty for prescribing meds without reason.  The Civil suit against him had been dropped and there was never any criminal actions taken.

The New Jersey Medical Board has suspended oral surgeon John Vecchione for five years.  He has also agreed to pay penalties of $293.500.  A two year investigation linked infections to his oral surgery clinics.          Top

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