government regulation

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    An introduction to dental therapy

    Have you ever heard of dental therapy? No, it has nothing to do with a psychologist or psychiatrist examining your teeth. Dental therapists are highly trained mid-level dental practitioners who focus on preventive and restorative care working under the supervision of a dentist. Think of…
    Jordan Roberts, May 21, 2019
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    National Nurses Week reminds us nurses in NC face unnecessary government barriers

    Did you know this week is National Nurses Week? Here is some background from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.
    Jordan Roberts, May 7, 2019
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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 1

    A new report from the federal government outlines recommendations for how to reform America’s health care system. Together, the secretaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor layout state-level policies that can be reversed or changed to allow for more freedom, competition,…
    Jordan Roberts, December 4, 2018
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    Female CEO skeptical of bill that mandates female inclusion on board of directors

    A bill that would require public companies headquartered in California to have at least one female on their board of directors is drawing some criticism from at least one female CEO. The legislation passed both houses of the California legislature…
    Jordan Roberts, October 1, 2018
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    Patients want personalized care, markets are reacting

    The private healthcare market is responding to consumers and their needs. Modern Healthcare conducted a “CEO Power Panel Survey” to gauge where CEOs stood on making changes to their strategy in order to focus on better patient outcomes:…
    Jordan Roberts, September 17, 2018
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    Certificate-of-Need Law Impedes Lower-Cost Cataract Surgery

    It’s a common outpatient procedure for seniors, yet North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need law caps the number of ambulatory surgery centers that offer the service and keeps ophthalmologists from performing the surgery in their offices. JLF’s Katherine Restrepo analyzes the impact here.
    Donna Martinez, May 26, 2017
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    You’re Invited: Tracing the History of Craft Spirits in North Carolina

    Bring your lunch and join us Monday at noon for a fascinating look at the craft spirit industry in North Carolina. John Trump – the author of “Still & Barrel” – will trace the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum. He’ll also talk about the almost 50 distilleries…
    Donna Martinez, May 21, 2017
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    What’s the Biggest Problem for Small Businesses?

    According to a new Gallup Poll, “Small-business owners in the United States are most likely to say complying with government regulations (22%) is the most important problem facing them today, followed by consumer confidence in the economy (15%) and lack of consumer demand (12%).” That’s surprising even to me…
    Daren Bakst, October 25, 2011