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November 2007 - Posts

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The Appalachian Nurses Strike
November 28, 2007 10:26 AM by Tony DeWitt
I have always considered myself an individualist. I do not believe that the human condition is improved by permitting other people to make life-altering decisions for you. If a doctor recommends surgery, I've always felt it was my decision to make, not Read More...
Do LTC Employees Need Their Own Policy of Insurance?
November 20, 2007 11:36 AM by Tony DeWitt
Many times when asked, a health care facility will tell its employees that they are covered for malpractice. In most cases, although well-meaning, the statement is a lie. People who say that employees are insured are often not trying to fool people, it's Read More...
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Hidden Cameras?
November 16, 2007 11:58 AM by Tony DeWitt
Big Brother is watching you. At train stations, airports, parking lots, hospitals and even at long term care facilities, the silent surveillance camera is out there doing its job seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Sometimes the cameras work to Read More...
Check Your Camera At the Door?
November 12, 2007 3:18 PM by Tony DeWitt
Recently I discussed the impact of hidden cameras. Hidden cameras brought in by law enforcement or used for patient protection bring about a wide variety of privacy issues and can create evidentiary problems in court. But what about the grandchild who Read More...
Documentation (Part II)
November 6, 2007 10:49 AM by Tony DeWitt
In Golf, duffers are told to "play it as it lies." Picking the ball up and moving it to a place where you can see the fairway is generally considered bad sportmaship. In litigation the parties are expected to play things straight too. A party who destroys Read More...


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    A.L. "Tony" DeWitt, RRT, CRT, JD, FAARC
    Occupation: Attorney
    Setting: Jefferson City, Mo.
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