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Biden Pushes for Long COVID Sufferers to Be Protected by Law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden said Monday the White House is pushing for people with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 to be protected against discrimination, as he marked the anniversary of a landmark law for people with disabilities. U.S. agencies will coordinate to ensure people suffering from severe long-term health problems...
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Trempealeau County, WInews8000.com

Marsy’s Law advocates educate Trempealeau County residents Sunday

ARCADIA, Wis. (WKBT) – Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin hosted a Trempealeau County community outreach event on Sunday. Trempealeau County’s District Attorney and New Horizons Legal advocates spoke today. The event was aimed to educate county residents about their rights under Wisconsin’s recently adopted crime victims rights amendment, known as Marsy’s...
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PoliticsNorwalk Hour

Law extends Medicaid admission window

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Norine Hammond to assist applicants to long-term-care facilities has been signed into law. House Bill 357 will extend the time to submit Medicaid admission documents to the state from 45 days to 120 days. The required information includes some that might take longer to acquire, such as financial and pension documents. If the deadline is not met, eligibility or payment for care can be affected.

Law signed expanding access to telehealthcare

Governor JB Pritzker is signing a new law expanding access to telehealthcare in Illinois. The Governor says the landmark legislation will expand on efforts launched during the pandemic to make sure people could still get medical care. “The ability to access care over the phone, tablet or laptop makes a...
Mental Healthcapitolweekly.net

Capitol Weekly Podcast: Lanterman, Laura’s Law, and Britney Spears

Today we welcome Randall Hagar, the Policy Consultant and Legislative Advocate for the Psychiatric Physicians Alliance of California. Hagar has been advocating for sound mental health policies for over 20 years and helped draft the language for the original Laura’s Law, a landmark state law that allows for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment. Hagar joined John Howard and Tim Foster to talk about the growing numbers of mentally ill Californians that are either homeless or behind bars, and efforts to reform the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, the 1967 legislation that put strict limits on involuntary commitment. He also outlines the big difference between a Probate Conservatorship (i.e. what pop star Britney Spears has) and the mental illness conservatorships that exist under Lanterman-Petris-Short.
Visual Artartdaily.com

London Art Week Summer 2021 exhibitions draw delighted UK clients and visitors in person once again

LONDON.- “LAW is a beautifully produced platform, easy to navigate and provides an alternative experience to other online platforms and art fair viewing rooms. The ability for collectors to see the works online and then, if they wish, in each participants’ gallery space is very special and a good way of bringing visitors back to galleries, particularly after such a turbulent year.”
LawSanta Cruz Sentinel

Elder Law | Mother wants trust amendment to exclude ex daughter-in-law

My mother has a living trust naming myself and my brother as her heirs. My brother just died, and my mother wants to make some changes. The trust was written to give my brother’s half to his wife if he died first. My sister-in-law moved out and divorced my brother while he lay dying in the hospital. Naturally, my mother does not want to leave that witch anything. She wants to cut her out of the loop and leave my brother’s half to his son and daughter.
Healdsburg, CAPress Democrat

Law sponsored by state Sen. McGuire buys time for property owners

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into law a bill introduced by state Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, that will allow additional pandemic relief for the state’s property owners. SB 219, which McGuire set in motion in January, amends the California tax code to give local authorities more leeway in...
Congress & Courtsjamesfetzer.org

Letter from John Remington Graham, Counselor at Law, to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

[Editor’s note: When Jack shared his letter to Amy Klobuchar, I knew it was perfect for this blog and that many will find it of extreme interest, especially juxtaposing the letter with his Note to the file, which was not included in nor part of his previous correspondence with her. I am publishing this from his private records. But I must admit that, in my opinion, he has her pegged as nicely as could be.]
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Family and Elder Law of Mid-Michigan, P.C. - 7/23/21

LANSING, Mich. — Erica Saldivar, Client Services Coordinator at Family and Elder Law of Mid-Michigan, P.C. talks about special needs planning even if you don't currently have a disabled beneficiary. For more information please visit Family-Elder-Law.com or call (517) 351-6222. Want to check out other Morning Blend segments? Visit the...
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Malaysia Will Not Extend State of Emergency, Says Law Minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will not extend a months-long national state of emergency when it ends on Aug. 1, law minister Takiyuddin Hassan said on Monday. The Southeast Asian country has been under emergency rule since January, with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin arguing it was needed to curb the spread of COVID-19. But critics have slammed the move and accused the premier of trying to cling to power amid a slim majority.