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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Controversial regulations for establishing minimum standards for facilities performing five or more first trimester abortions per month in Virginia.  Covers second half of this agenda document for September 2011 State Board of Health meeting.  From the Virginia Board of Health


Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2011 User Comparative Data Report

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

The survey is designed to assess nursing home staff opinions  about resident safety issues, medical errors, and event reporting.  Covers 226 nursing homes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Examining the Impact of Credit Access on Small Firm Survivability

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

Credit constraint and credit access variables were among the most important factors predicting which small firms went out of business during 2004-2008, according to this working paper.  From the Federal Reserve


International Migration in the Americas

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Statistics

First in an expected series of reports on migration flows in the Americas.  Also covers programs and policies relating to migration of region governments.  From the Organization of American States et al


Natural Gas Passenger Vehicles: Availability, Cost and Performance

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Reviews the current market for natural gas vehicles, life-cycle cost issues, and federal regulations relating to natural gas vehicle conversions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by Congressional Quarterly


Health Insurance Agents and Brokers in the Reformed Health Insurance Market

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations$File/Health%20Insurance%20Agents%20and%20Brokers%20in%20the%20Reformed%20Health%20Insurance%20Market%20%28CRS,%2005.13.11%29.pdf

Describes state and federal regulations that will affect health insurance providers in the wake of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Bureau of National Affairs


Transforming Wartime Contracting: Controlling Costs, Reducing Risks

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Govt/Business Scandals,Iraq

Examines the problems with wartime contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan and offers 15 recommendations for improvement.  From the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan


State Preemption of Local Tobacco Control Policies Restricting Smoking, Advertising, and Youth Access, United States, 2000-2010

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

Traces state legislative efforts to preempt stricter local tobacco control policies relating to smoking in public places, tobacco advertising, and youth access to tobacco products.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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