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VIAW Newswire 06.01.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Proposed Federal Home Care Rules Could Disrupt IHSS Program
Proposed federal home care rules that would require overtime pay for certain caregivers could disrupt California’s In-Home Supportive Services Program, according to stakeholders and state officials, the Los Angeles Times reports.
IHSS provides services for the elderly and people who are blind or have disabilities.

9th U.S. Circuit Court Upholds State’s Plan To Cut Medi-Cal Rates
On Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 10% cut to Medi-Cal reimbursement rates, the Sacramento Bee’s “Capitol Alert” reports (Walters, “Capitol Alert,” Sacramento Bee, 5/24).
Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.

Wal-Mart pleads guilty in California, Missouri to environmental crimes committed at its stores
In a sweeping series of prosecutions, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty Tuesday in three cities to environmental crimes committed at its stores across the country.

Schools, Community Groups Seek To Curb Summer Nutrition Gap

California schools and community organizations are partnering on initiatives that seek to provide low-income children with access to federally funded meals over the summer, HealthyCal reports.

It’s Not All Fun and Games: Investigating Amusement Park Claims
To provide the safest possible experience for guests, amusement park operators generally are well-trained to investigate accidents and identify potential hazards. Most amusement parks have investigation policies and procedures that dictate who should respond, what to look for, how to address the injured guest, how to document the scene, and what evidence to preserve. Additionally, many parks utilize specialized investigation forms and checklists to ensure the necessary information is obtained.

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