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July 17, 2011
Your article about the Physician's Board revoking Dr. Mark Midei's license to practice neglected to mention the question of whether he obtained his patients' informed consent ("Cardiologist's license revoked for unnecessary stent operations," July 14). The story reported the board found that Dr. Midei had "inserted cardiac stents into arteries that weren't clogged enough to need them. " The question is, did he have the patient's informed consent before proceeding with treatment?
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BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The owner of a Columbia medical practice was ordered to pay more than $142,600 in restitution and other costs for failing to remit employee contributions and loan repayments to the company's 401K plan, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. David O. Nyanjom, Laura Nyanjom, Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Associates and the company's 401 (k) plan must pay $66,474 in unremitted contributions and payments and the balance in pre-judgment interest and costs of appointing an independent fiduciary according to a consent judgment in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | September 13, 2012
Update: The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously to require parents to sign consent forms before their kids can have Jewish ritual circumcision. Read the New York Times account here.   A group of Johns Hopkins ethicists have written a letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg supporting a proposed amendment to require written consent for circumcisions that include an orthodox Jewish practice some say leads to to herpes. The New York City Board of Health has proposed the amendment and could vote on the issue today.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — The alleged victim in the Naval Academy sexual assault case testified Tuesday that she drank heavily before and during an April 2012 party and didn't remember having sex with any fellow midshipmen. The woman, now a senior at the academy, testified on the opening day of the court-martial of Midshipman Joshua Tate, who is accused of aggravated sexual assault and making false statements to investigators. The case is being heard by a military judge at the Washington Navy Yard.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | May 13, 2013
The consent forms teenagers must get signed by their parents before using a tanning bed could soon change. The State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is recommending that the form include a clearer and more focused warning about the dangers of tanning beds, including the risk of cancer. Parents will also have to show a government-issued ID when signing the consent form for their children. The form will expire six months after being signed.   The health department was trying to better inform parents as they make the decision whether to allow their children to tan, said Dr. Clifford Mitchell, director of the state's Environmental Health Bureau.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2012
Many patients taken to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore cling to life, barely able to breathe, much less consent to participate in a medical trial, a reality that makes trauma research extremely difficult. With life-saving advances so hard to identify, researchers at Shock Trauma now hope to get around that problem — and answer one of trauma medicine's vexing questions — by declaring nearly everyone a potential test subject. The Baltimore hospital is one of 12 trauma centers around the country aiming to use a controversial bureaucratic tool to bypass individual consent and conduct the type of large-scale medical experiment that has proved elusive in the messy, life-and-death specialty of trauma care.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2005
I own a home worth $300,000 in Baltimore County. I am now unemployed and in danger of being unable to make monthly payments. Is it possible to transfer ownership of the home to my son so he can pick up the monthly payments? If that is the case, how do we proceed? Are there any fees we must pay? How should we deal with the lender? Your advice is very much appreciated. You can add your son's name to the deed as a joint owner, or transfer the entire ownership to your son. Either of these transfers should be exempt from state and county recordation and transfer taxes.
NEWS
By CARRIE MASON-DRAFFEN | February 15, 2006
Since I run the sales and pur- chasing department, I have been using my personal e-mail account to correspond with customers who need information right away. I admit I also use the Web for personal business. But the boss also uses his personal e-mail account to forward not only sales leads but jokes as well. So it seemed hypocritical when he approached me one day and told me I spend too much time on the Web handling personal matters. I agreed not to send personal e-mails and do personal Web searches on company time.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 5, 1996
For the first time in a half-century, new federal regulations allow investigators to enroll patients in some medical research studies without their consent.The Food and Drug Administration regulations, which took effect Friday, apply only in carefully circumscribed situations.The patients must have a life-threatening condition, such as a severe head injury, and must be unable to say whether they want to be part of a study. They would be selected only if it was not feasible to obtain consent from a relative.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF WRITER | September 22, 1995
A Baltimore medical equipment company that wants to market an innovative vest for reviving heart attack victims hopes to begin testing it on people by early next year.The testing would be made possible by federal regulators, who have proposed allowing doctors to test such innovations on emergency patients without first getting their consent.The proposed change to the so-called "informed-consent provision" -- published in yesterday's Federal Register -- could have implications nationwide for dozens of medical companies and researchers who are developing new drugs and devices for emergency care, said medical experts.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
A form parents must sign before their children use indoor tanning devices will warn that the practice can cause skin cancer and possibly death under a new policy state health officials adopted Friday. "Indoor tanning can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer can be fatal," the statement reads. "To reduce the risk of skin cancer, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 18 never use tanning devices. " The language was adopted after two rounds of public comment on revisions.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 14, 2013
As Christina Cordero remembers it, the doctor would not take no for an answer. "As soon as he found out that I had five kids, he suggested that I look into getting it done. The closer I got to my due date, the more he talked about it. He made me feel like a bad mother if I didn't do it. " The "it" is tubal ligation. He wanted to sterilize her. Cordero, who is now 34, was serving time for auto theft at a California prison. She finally said yes, a decision she regrets seven years later.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire? But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in 1982, walking away was not an option. "I've grown up not running from a challenge, but facing it head on and looking to find a solution," said Haskins, 65. "And so, it isn't in my DNA to wilt under pressure. In fact, it only strengthens my resolve.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | May 13, 2013
The consent forms teenagers must get signed by their parents before using a tanning bed could soon change. The State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is recommending that the form include a clearer and more focused warning about the dangers of tanning beds, including the risk of cancer. Parents will also have to show a government-issued ID when signing the consent form for their children. The form will expire six months after being signed.   The health department was trying to better inform parents as they make the decision whether to allow their children to tan, said Dr. Clifford Mitchell, director of the state's Environmental Health Bureau.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Attorneys General in Maryland and 29 other states have reached a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. designed to strengthen protections for consumers impacted by safety defects and prevent miscommunication over faulty equipment. Toyota had failed to warn consumers in a timely manner about known problems with unintended acceleration caused by sticky accelerator pedals and floor mat pedal entrapment, according to a complaint filed Thursday by the Maryland AG's Consumer Protection Division.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2012
Many patients taken to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore cling to life, barely able to breathe, much less consent to participate in a medical trial, a reality that makes trauma research extremely difficult. With life-saving advances so hard to identify, researchers at Shock Trauma now hope to get around that problem — and answer one of trauma medicine's vexing questions — by declaring nearly everyone a potential test subject. The Baltimore hospital is one of 12 trauma centers around the country aiming to use a controversial bureaucratic tool to bypass individual consent and conduct the type of large-scale medical experiment that has proved elusive in the messy, life-and-death specialty of trauma care.
NEWS
By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | July 10, 2006
The rape trial this week of Lamar Owens, Navy's star quarterback in 2005, will probably focus on the strict and antiquated definition of rape under military law, several experts said. The statute - which requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that rape was committed "by force and without consent" - makes it harder for prosecutors to win convictions in rape cases, which prompted Congress to reform the statute in 2005. But the new law, which creates degrees of rape and drastically revises the definition of consent, will not take effect until October 2007, too late for several courts-martial coming up this summer involving U.S. Naval Academy personnel.
NEWS
By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2000
The issue comes up perennially in the state legislature, and every year it has failed. This year likely will be no different. That did not stop the issue of young teens, abortion and parental involvement from stirring crosscurrents of emotions yesterday before a House committee in Annapolis. The proposed legislation -- narrower in scope this year than in previous years -- would eliminate the confidentiality afforded young teens who seek information on sexuality or treatment, including abortion.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | September 13, 2012
Update: The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously to require parents to sign consent forms before their kids can have Jewish ritual circumcision. Read the New York Times account here.   A group of Johns Hopkins ethicists have written a letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg supporting a proposed amendment to require written consent for circumcisions that include an orthodox Jewish practice some say leads to to herpes. The New York City Board of Health has proposed the amendment and could vote on the issue today.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2012
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Monday that it was continuing to negotiate with Dish Network over a soon-to-expire agreement that allows the satellite TV provider to carry dozens of Sinclair-owned television stations. The retransmission consent agreement expires at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Such contracts set the fees that cable and satellite TV providers pay broadcast stations to include their signals in channel lineups. Sinclair said in a statement Monday that "significant doubt exists as to whether or not a new agreement will be reached with Dish.
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