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Sununu signs 'medical freedom' immunization bill

Jul. 25, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire residents can’t be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access public facilities, benefits or services under a bill signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu. Supporters say the bill signed this week establishes...

DOJ won't investigate how Pennsylvania handled nursing homes

Jul. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Justice Department told Gov. Tom Wolf's office on Thursday that it has decided not to open an investigation into whether Pennsylvania violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept residents who had been treated for COVID-19 in a hospital. ...

Justice Department won't probe Michigan nursing home deaths

Jul. 22, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday it will not open a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan's nursing homes. The notification to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came nearly 11 months after the department's Civil Rights Division...

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states

Jul. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by...

Proposed rule would require nursing homes to boost staffing

Jul. 21, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration on Wednesday said it wants to require nursing homes to boost staffing levels, announcing the first in what officials describe as a series of updates to outdated long-term care regulations that have been in place for more than 20 years....

Greece: Tear gas fired during protest of vaccine mandate

Jul. 21, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who gathered Wednesday in Athens to oppose coronavirus vaccination requirements proposed by the Greek government. The demonstration in front of the parliament building took place hours...

Bill says NC youth would need parent OK for COVID-19 vaccine

Jul. 21, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina children would need parental permission before they could receive COVID-19 vaccines approved by federal regulators for emergency use in legislation that advanced through a Senate committee on Wednesday. The parent or guardian...

U of Vermont Medical Center wants outpatient surgery center

Jul. 20, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Medical is asking state health care regulators for permission to begin planning a modern outpatient surgery center. The hospital announced Monday that it was asking the Green Mountain Care Board for an expedited review...

$5.5 million settlement reached in nurse lawsuit

Jul. 20, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of nurses who said they weren’t properly paid for lunch and other breaks has settled with Kitsap County’s main health care system, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Under the $5.5 million...

California court upends part of law to protect gay seniors

Jul. 19, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gay rights advocates said Monday that they will seek to challenge an appeals court decision tossing out part of a California law designed to protect older LGBTQ residents in nursing homes. The 2017 law is intended to protect against...