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1990 March

Due Process and Indigent Health Care

Handles to the Front Door

By The National Health Law Program

Enforcement of due process rights can be an important first step toward improving health care coverage for the many legal services clients who are ineligible for Medicaid.

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Legal Issues: Drug Testing of Postpartum Women and Newborns as the Basis for Civil and Criminal Proceedings

By Kary L. Moss

The growing practice of testing pregnant women for drug use and instituting neglect proceedings or criminal prosecution based on those results has created a serious health and civil liberties crisis; this article is designed to help practitioners think about affirmative ways to respond to some of the problems raised by drug testing of pregnant and postpartum women.

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Finders, Keepers, Losers, Weepers

Conflict of Laws in Adult Guardianship Cases

By The National Senior Citizens Law Center

When it comes to determining which state has jurisdiction over an incapacitated or elderly person who is the subject of a guardianship proceeding, the courts have adopted both the "dividing in two" theory and the "finders keepers" theory of determining who has control.

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