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No liability for good-faith release of involuntary patients: Md. high court (access required)

Neither a hospital nor its staff can be held civilly liable for the consequences of releasing an involuntarily admitted mental-health patient if they followed “in good faith” the statutory process for assessing admission criteria, Maryland’s top court unanimously has held.

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Consumer prices up as gas, clothing costs rise

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices rose modestly in January on higher costs for food, gas, rent and clothing. But economists downplayed the increase, saying inflation will likely ease in the coming months as prices for raw materials level off. Separately, a ...

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Maryland awards $1.1 million for community health care

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission is awarding $1.1 million to improve access to medical and dental care statewide. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced the 15 awards Wednesday. Baltimore City tops the list, with three grants totaling $183,000. ...

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Tremont Plaza to become apartments (access required)

Baltimore’s Tremont Plaza Hotel will soon convert back to its original purpose: apartments. The 390-suite property’s owners said Monday the rooms would soon be altered into apartments and long-term stay places. Five members of the hotel’s sales staff were laid ...

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Health plans must spend premiums on medical care

WASHINGTON — Health insurers must spend most of the premiums they collect for medical care, or issue rebates to consumers, the Obama administration said in regulations issued Monday. The rule unveiled by the Health and Human Services department requires insurance ...

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