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AGs Ask Supreme Court to Lift Injunctions on Federal Government’s Student Debt Relief Plan

A coalition of 22 Democrat AGs filed an amicus brief in support of the federal government in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the government’s plan to cancel certain student loan debt in order to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two cases, Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v.…

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Bipartisan AG Coalition Urges FTC to Implement Rules to Protect Consumer Data

A group of 33 AGs wrote a letter to the FTC urging it to implement rules to prevent harm caused by companies’ online surveillance of consumers in response to the FTC’s August 2022 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security.

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AG Healey Settles With Aveanna Healthcare over 2019 Data Breach

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with Aveanna Healthcare, LLC to resolve allegations that the home healthcare company violated federal HIPAA regulations, the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations, and other state consumer protection laws when it failed to implement proper data security measures to protect patient and employee personal information in a 2019 data breach.

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AG Healey Announces Grant Program to Provide Mental Health Care Support; Prevent Emergency Department Boarding

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has announced a new grant program to mitigate the impact of patients utilizing hospital inpatient and emergency department beds for mental health care needs. According to the AG’s office, the utilization of emergency room or inpatient facilities for patients waiting for mental health services, known as “emergency department boarding,” has escalated…

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Physicians Group Services Fined by DOJ, Florida AG and HHS for Alleged False Urine Test Claims

Physicians Group Services, P.A. (PGS) has reached a settlement with the U.S. and Florida to resolve allegations that it submitted false or fraudulent claims to the Florida Medicaid Program. The allegations arose from a coordinated investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, the federal Department of Health and Human Services,…

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