Corrections

March 01, 2002

An article in yesterday's Maryland section incorrectly stated that the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations directs hospitals not to require the domestic partners of patients to present legal documents outlining the partners' power of attorney for making health care decisions. In fact, the organization advises hospitals to use a liberal definition of family when allowing partners and others to visit patients in hospital rooms. But it does not discourage hospitals from asking for legal documents.

An article in yesterday's Business section incorrectly reported the union representation of Piedmont Airline ground crew workers who will be furloughed in March. The workers affected by the job cuts are not represented by a union.

An article in the City/County Digest of the Maryland section yesterday incorrectly reported which government entity approved hiring a consultant to study the overhaul of Baltimore's outdated circuit courthouses. The state Board of Public Works, not the city Department of Public Works, approved spending $375,000 for the study of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse and Courthouse East.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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