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The R.I. Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has issued policy guidelines for the appropriate use of social media and social networking in medical practice. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is now one of 35 states which permit the use of electronic proof of auto-insurance coverage. more
BOSTON – Four Massachusetts laboratory companies that perform commercial-scale environmental testing, including one in Mansfield, have agreed to pay a total of $1.75 million for allegedly failing to obtain required state permits and not controlling their hazardous air-pollutant emissions, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
As an attorney with the Providence firm Duffy & Sweeney Ltd., Stacey P. Nakasian has scored some big wins, both inside and outside the courtroom. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week awarded close to $8 million to a total of 22 organizations across the commonwealth to increase access to behavioral-health services. more
Rhode Island Antiques Mall owner Scott Davis has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of reasons to be closely monitoring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s development of new restrictions on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory. more
To The Editor: I could not agree more with Sen. Jack Reed’s statement: “E-cigarette manufacturers should have to play by the same rules as others in the cigarette industry” (“Reed co-authored report calls for regulation of e-cigarette marketing,” April 21, 2014). more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
BOSTON – The owner of an Attleboro-based industrial-wastewater-treatment facility has agreed to pay up to $200,000 and make major modifications to its treatment system to resolve allegations that the company failed to properly process and treat nonhazardous industrial wastewater, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in a statement. more
Rep. Larry Valencia, D-Richmond, is urging the House Finance Committee to consider legislation he is sponsoring to establish the Office of the Inspector General as an independent way to promote good government and reduce waste, fraud, mismanagement and corruption in the state. more
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