New Ontario law for hospital bed shortages worsens situation for patients, advocates say

A new law that allows Ontario hospitals to send certain patients to long-term care facilities without their consent will only worsen the existing bed shortage in hospitals, experts and advocates say, because it is making a hospital admission the only route to securing a care- home bed. The legislation passed in August was designed to … Read more

Whitehouse Introduces Legislation to Protect the Right of Women to Cross State Lines to Seek Abortion Care

07.12.22 Washington, D.C – US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (DR.I.) today joined Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (DN.Y.) in introducing the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act of 2022. The legislation would make crystal clear that it is illegal for anti-choice states to limit travel for abortion services and … Read more

Menendez Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Protect the Right of Women to Cross State Lines to Seek Reproductive Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC – US Senator Bob Menendez (DN.J.) today joined a group of Democratic colleagues in introducing the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act of 2022. This legislation would make it crystal clear that it is illegal for anti-choice states to limit travel for reproductive health care services and would empower the Attorney General … Read more

Van Hollen Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Protect the Right of Women to Cross State Lines to Seek Abortion Care

July 12, 2022 Today, US Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Sheldon Whitehouse (DR.I.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (DN.Y .) in introducing the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act of 2022. This legislation would make it crystal clear that it is illegal for anti-choice states to limit … Read more

Bed-Stuy Legislator and Local Advocate Proposes Legislation to Tackle Lupus

Bedford Stuyvesant advocate, Camille Fanfair and Senator Kevin Parker hope that their proposed legislation will provide more resources for those diagnosed with lupus, reports News 12. Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects a wide range of bodily functions, which can leave many in question. And according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, … Read more

Bed-Sty advocate, lawmaker hope proposed legislation will help those diagnosed with lupus

May 30, 2022, 2:06amUpdated 2h ago By: News 12 Staff A Bed-Sty advocate and a lawmaker hope proposed legislation will provide more resources and support for those diagnosed with lupus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects many different parts of the body. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Black and … Read more

Bed-Sty advocate, lawmaker hope proposed legislation will help those diagnosed with lupus

May 30, 2022, 2:06amUpdated 14m ago By: News 12 Staff A Bed-Sty advocate and a lawmaker hope proposed legislation will provide more resources and support for those diagnosed with lupus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects many different parts of the body. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Black and … Read more

Lawmakers eye tenant protections from bed bug infestations |

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate has voted unanimously for legislation prohibiting Delaware landlords from renting residential units with known or suspected bed bug infestations. The bill approved Tuesday also requires landlords to notify prospective tenants if an adjacent unit or units are infested with or being treated for bed bugs. It also requires … Read more

Giles County agency sues state for denying hospital bed to youth in psychiatric crisis | Govt-and-politics

A youth in foster care suffering a mental health crisis waited for more than four days under police custody in a South Richmond hospital for treatment in a state psychiatric hospital that never provided her a bed, according to a lawsuit filed against Virginia’s behavioral health agency and the state’s only mental hospital for youth. … Read more

KRQE Newsfeed: ICU bed shortage, Proposed legislation, Warm & dry, Disinfecting robot, Hugs for Hearts

The top stories from Friday Five facts from Friday [1] Presbyterians, UNMH enact “Crisis Management Standards” in Albuquerque hospitals Two of the larger New Mexico hospitals officially meet emergency care standards. Presbyterian and UNM hospitals will now focus on essential services and postpone anything that is deemed not medically necessary. Hospitals are being forced to … Read more