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House OK’s group homes bill

Posted by   /  March 11, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Les Bowen | The Daily Courier State legislators in the House voted Tuesday, March 10, to approve a bill that would reclassify nonmedical group homes statewide and place them under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Health Services. Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, is among the bill’s primary sponsors and spoke Tuesday on the […]

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Supreme Court appears sharply split in case on health law

Posted by   /  March 4, 2015  /  Courts, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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The New York Times The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed bitterly divided during heated arguments over the fate of President Obama’s health care law. As expected, the court’s four liberal members voiced strong support for the administration’s position. But the administration must almost certainly capture the vote of either Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. […]

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‘Kettle Falls Five’ case pits state v. federal MMJ laws

Posted by   /  March 2, 2015  /  Courts, Health Care, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Firestack-Harvey (second from left) was surprised but not particularly worried, even though about 70 marijuana plants were growing on a remote part of their 34 acres. She and her husband, Larry Harvey; her son; her daughter-in-law; and a friend all had recommendations from doctors to use the marijuana to treat a variety of medical conditions and were growing the plants in a collective garden they believed met state law.

By Trevor Hughes | USATODAY Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite claims by the “Kettle Falls Five” that they were instead raising legal medical cannabis for their personal use. The case […]

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Getting an occupational license in Ariz. is burdensome, Goldwater report states

Posted by   /  February 28, 2015  /  Employment Law, Government and Politics, Health Care, Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Amy Edelen | Cronkite News All kinds of professions – barbers, electricians, taxicab drivers – need government-issued licenses to work in Arizona. But obtaining those licenses isn’t necessarily easy. Some licenses cost as much as $209, and some require as long as a year of training, according to a new report from the Goldwater […]

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Mesa zoning board denies location for drug detox facility

Posted by   /  February 27, 2015  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Richard H. Dyer | Independent Newspapers Phillip Westbrooks has owned and operated a substance-abuse and detoxification-treatment center in downtown Mesa since 2003. He plans to construct a building to replace an adjacent home that he owns to move 10 beds there for patients. His plans were discussed at the Feb. 17-18 study sessions and […]

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Notable Lyric: Glen Campbell in 2013 song to his wife

Posted by   /  February 21, 2015  /  Health Care, QUOTES  /  No Comments

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Glen Campbell now lives in an assisted living facility in Nashville suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease.  

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Smokers may still get a job with Pima County; county offers help for them

Posted by   /  February 17, 2015  /  Employment Law, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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The Pima Board of Supervisors voted down a move to ban hiring smokers. The ban proposal was an attempt to save money on health care costs, however, the board agreed to charge a 30 percent insurance premium surcharge to employees who smoke or use a tobacco product, but if the employee takes a smoking cessation, […]

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Barnet Dulaney eyes $15M Sun City medical campus

Posted by   /  February 17, 2015  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and a group of doctors are teaming up to develop a retail medical campus in Sun City. The medical group is the managing member of the Sun City Development Group, a combination of investors and providers at the new campus, including the Maxwell Group, […]

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Arizona’s health director announces resignation

Posted by   /  February 13, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com 2015 Will Humble is stepping down as director of the state Department of Health Services after 23 years with the agency. Humble said his resignation was voluntary, effective March 3. Gov. Doug Ducey accepted the resignation, saying through his spokesman that he “greatly appreciated” Humble’s service and […]

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$30M health campus in the works near St. Joseph’s Westgate hospital

Posted by   /  February 11, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Dr. John Simon, the radiologist who founded SimonMed Imaging Inc., plans to develop a $30 million health campus next to St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center in Glendale. He said this project at the northwest corner of 99th and Glendale avenues would be the first comprehensive health care campus […]

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