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Health Headlines: Also in the News - May 2014

CMS Proposes Payment Changes for Hospice Providers, SNFs, IRFs and Inpatient Psych Facilities – Last week, CMS issued proposed rules that would make certain payment and policy changes to the payment systems for...more

Health Headlines: Also in the News

CMS Proposed Adoption of Updated Life Safety Code – Last week CMS published a proposed rule to amend the fire safety standards for certain Medicare facilities and to adopt the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code. In a Fact...more

Wisconsin State Senate Unanimously Approves Bill To Change Milwaukee County Mental Health System

As previously reported, there have been significant problems with Milwaukee County’s mental health care system. For example, seven patients died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex in 2012 and 2013. Under current...more

Bill To Change Milwaukee County Mental Health Care System Nears Final Vote

The Wisconsin legislature is currently considering a bill that would bring significant changes to Milwaukee County’s troubled mental health care system. Under current law, the Milwaukee County Board oversees the mental health...more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law - June 7, 2013

The Virginia Supreme Court issued new opinions this morning, some of which affect local government law. Here they are (summaries taken from the Virginia Supreme Court website)...more

Federal Regulators Sanction Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex

As previously reported on this Blog, Brandon Johnson died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex on October 6, 2012 as a result of complications from a broken neck....more

Roommate Testifies Regarding Death Of Brandon Johnson

As previously reported on this Blog here, Brandon Johnson died at the Milwaukee County Health Complex on October 6, 2012 due to complications from a broken neck. For the three days that Mr. Johnson was at the Complex, he...more

Short Wins - Public Defender Withdrawals Of Two Kinds

Last week was an active week in the federal appeals courts. Perhaps most interesting - especially to those who are concerned about the state of our federal public defenders - is the Second Circuit's opinion in United...more

John Doe Investigation Into Death Of Brandon Johnson Concludes

Thursday, March 7, 2013 saw the final day of testimony in the John Doe investigation into the death of Brandon Johnson, who died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex on October 6, 2012. For three days, Mr. Johnson...more

Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex Staff Provide Inconsistent Testimony Regarding Death Of Brandon Johnson

On October 6, 2012, Brandon Johnson died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office is currently conducting an open-court John Doe investigation into Mr. Johnson’s death. On...more

Experts Testify That Brandon Johnson’s Death Could Have Been Prevented

The John Doe investigation into the death of Brandon Johnson at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex entered its second day on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Fond du Lac County Chief Medical Examiner Doug Kelley, hired by the...more

Testimony Begins In Brandon Johnson John Doe Investigation

Brandon Johnson died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex on October 6, 2012. When Mr. Johnson entered the Complex, he was physically healthy. Three days later, he died of complications from a broken neck....more

John Doe Investigation Into Death Of Brandon Johnson Begins Monday, March 4, 2013

As previously reported on this blog, Brandon Johnson died on October 6, 2012 while a patient at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex for only three days. Although suffering from some psychiatric issues, he was...more

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