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Kathleen Boozang on Death with Dignity Legislation Currently Pending in New Jersey

Kathleen Boozang on Death with Dignity Legislation Currently Pending in New Jersey
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There’s a fair chance the New Jersey Assembly will take up the Death with Dignity Act before the legislators head off to the Jersey Shore for the summer.  The topic is appropriate for this blog, entitled Health Reform Watch, because physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is a kind of desperate attempt at reforming end-of-life care.  The frustration […]

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For Compliance Officers Who Blow the Whistle, Legal Protection Varies

Filed in Compliance, Ethics, New Jersey by on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
For Compliance Officers Who Blow the Whistle, Legal Protection Varies
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As trainers of compliance officers, Seton Hall Law faculty emphasize repeatedly the importance of not retaliating against whistleblowers, explaining the various legal risks attendant to punishing the employee who steps forward in good faith to address internal wrong-doing.  But rarely do we talk about who’s got the compliance officer’s back – specifically, whether the law […]

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Industry Funding of CME Down, According to ACCME

Industry Funding of CME Down, According to ACCME
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When we think about health care reform, we need to remember that we have been attempting reforms through many avenues of myriad parts of our health system.  The IRS revised Form 990 and schedule H in anticipation of the ACA; critics of conflicts of interest have been working on multiple fronts simultaneously.  One of the […]

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Penn State May Have Benefitted from a Robust Compliance Program

Filed in Compliance by on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
Penn State May Have Benefitted from a Robust Compliance Program
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Curiously not mentioned in any of the stories about Penn State is the existence of a hotline to which eye witnesses of Sandusky’s child rapes could have been anonymously reported, or the existence of an Ethics/Compliance Professional with direct access to and oversight by the board.  Well, it turns out they’re not mentioned because they […]

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A New Insurance Product: Responsible Corporate Officer Defense Insurance

Filed in Health Law by on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
A New Insurance Product: Responsible Corporate Officer Defense Insurance
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Unsurprisingly, the market has responded to the new risks corporate officials in the life sciences industry face if their companies commit crimes that threaten the public’s health.  On February 7, 2012 insurance broker Marsh USA and insurer Allied Assurance Co. unveiled a new product, called RCO Corporate Response, “which provides insurance coverage for pharmaceutical, life […]

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