Posts Tagged ‘doctors’

Bill passes that could close state’s lone abortion vclinic

JACKSON — The Senate has given final passage to a bill that could close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. The bill would require doctors working at abortion clinics to be OB-GYN certified and have admitting privileges to a local hospital. The clinic’s owner told The Associated Press that all of its physicians are OB-GYN’s, but only […] [...]

Patients of defunct cancer clinic test negative for viral blood infections

by Associated Press Published: April 5,2012

Tags: Cancer, chemotherapy, clinics, courts, doctors, fraud, health, health care, infections, judges, judicial, judiciary, medical, medicine, physicians

SUMMIT — Mississippi health officials say none of the nearly 300 cancer patients they tested from a defunct clinic have contracted viral blood infections such as HIV because of care at the facility, which is suspected of diluting chemotherapy drugs and using old needles. The Mississippi Health Department closed Rose Cancer Center in Summit in […] [...]

Lawmakers pass abortion-regulation legislation; Bryant intends to sign

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that would require any doctor performing abortions to be a board-certified OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital. Senators passed the bill today, but it was held for the possibility of more debate. It passed the House on March 13. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he […] [...]

Two abortion-regulation bills die, but one survives

JACKSON — One abortion-regulation bill survived and two died at yesterday’s deadline in the Mississippi Legislature. Supporters of the surviving measure say it could slow down or even shut Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic, which is in Jackson. The Senate Public Health Committee passed House Bill 1390, which would require any doctor performing abortions to […] [...]

Abortion-regulation legislation vote misses deadline

by Associated Press Published: April 3,2012

Tags: abortion, anti-abortion, babies, bills, births, doctors, health, health care, laws, legislation, legislator, Legislature, medicine, physicians

JACKSON — Two abortion-regulation bills have died under a deadline in the Mississippi Legislature, but supporters are trying to revive them. Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Hob Bryan says he chose not to bring the bills up for consideration because he believes they would be challenged in court if they became law. House Bill 1196 […] [...]

House passes tax break for newly licensed doctors

by Associated Press Published: March 27,2012

Tags: bills, doctors, health, health care, law, lawmakers, legislation, legislative, legislators, medicine, physicians, state law, tax breaks, taxes

JACKSON — Some new physicians in Mississippi could get a tax break in another effort by the state to attract more doctors. The House passed the measure yesterday, 120-1. It would allow newly licensed physicians to not pay state income taxes on income exceeding $100,000 a year. The break from the 5 percent tax rate […] [...]

Bill passed requiring pre-abortion fetal heartbeat check

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2012

Tags: abortions, anti-abortion, babies, bill, births, doctors, fetus, law, legislation, legislators, medicine, physicians, state government

JACKSON — A bill that would require physicians to search for a fetal heartbeat before performing an abortion passed the Mississippi House yesterday The bill potentially would require women to have transvaginal ultrasounds of the sort that were contested in Virginia recently, because a heartbeat cannot be heard through a traditional ultrasound until five or […] [...]

Bill approved requiring abortion doctors to be OB/Gyn certified

JACKSON — Doctors at Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic would be required to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals under a hotly contested bill that passed the House yesterday. During a debate that lasted more than an hour, opponents argued the requirement could close the clinic in […] [...]

Medicaid agency lobbies lawmakers for more funding

JACKSON — Efforts to hold the line on Mississippi’s Medicaid spending are getting more daunting. The state Medicaid agency told House members yesterday that without changes, it now needs almost $884 million for the budget year that begins July 1. That’s up from the $870 million that the agency had previously requested. Gov. Phil Bryant […] [...]

Personhood opponents angry over new life-at-conception bill

JACKSON — Opponents say they are angry that Mississippi lawmakers are considering proposals to declare life begins at conception, months after voters rejected a similar constitutional amendment. Several bills would also put new restrictions on abortion in a state that already requires a 24-hour waiting period before any abortion can be performed and parental consent […] [...]

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