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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can Medicare deny jaw surgery as treatment for a genetic disorder? Specifically ectodermal dysplasia?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 9, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, you could also check with your surgeon if they are able to offer narratives or notes supporting the medical necessity of the surgery. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Health Care Law for Arkansas on
Q: If a power of attorney is only good for financials in my state what do I need for healthcare decisions?

I’m an only child and my mother is widowed/not remarried. She is a type 2 diabetic with chronic related health issues due to noncompliance with her meds and eating habits.

Theodore David Vicknair Sr.
Theodore David Vicknair Sr. answered on Jul 18, 2021

A "Health-Care Power of Attorney" is what you need and it is specifically authorized in statute by most states. It should be HIPAA compliant, and cover any and all medical prodedures and contingencies.

A "Health Care Directive" or "Living Will" is a narrower...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Arkansas on
Q: Why doesn't evergreen packaging pay hazard pay?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 10, 2020

Your question remains open for four weeks and might have been overlooked in the Health Care Law category. You could repost in the Employment Law category - if an employment law attorney was able to pick up your question, they would have the most insight into this issue. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Health Care Law for Arkansas on
Q: Does IVF coverage have to be offered via health insurance from an employer in Arkansas?
Jarred Kibbey
Jarred Kibbey answered on Feb 11, 2020

Like most situations, there isn't a simple "yes" or "no" answer. The Arkansas infertility mandate requires that insurance plans in Arkansas cover IVF up to a set lifetime amount. However, many HMO and self-insured plans are exempt from this requirement.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Health Care Law for Arkansas on
Q: Im a school nurse being wrongfully accused & terminated. Would be better to get employment or nursing/health lawyer?

I am being wrongfully accused of something with little to no investigation into the event, the school is just believing what a parent is claiming and going off of that w/o my side of it. They consulted w/ their lawyer who determined that I was a liability so they are recommending termination.... Read more »

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

It would be best to get an employment lawyer that has experience in administrative hearings, board appeals, and hearings before the nurses' board.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Arkansas on
Q: Hospital refuses to abide by court order. Police refuse to when I called to enforce. Patient a minor. What can I do?

It's a private psych. Hosp. That ex placed her in he's custodial parent that refuses me everything. Decree said "unfettered access to medical records. I called police and they made me leave.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 5, 2015

Your problem is that the hospital, since it is not a party to the divorce case, is not obligated to abide by the terms of the decree. Talk to an attorney about getting a subpoena issued requiring the hospital to disclose the records.

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Q: Do i have a malpractice case or negligence? My 52 year old mother with a history of high bp on march 19, ,2015 went to h

Er pcp het bp was 200/180 he said she was at stroke level increased her dosage and sent her home with letting her know the higher dosage could drop it to low my dad found her dead the next morning on the porch her death certificate says heart attack . Shouldnt her docter sent her straight to er for... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 20, 2015

You need to go see a local medical malpractice attorney about this. That is the best thing you can do. The attorney will try to determine if there even is a case.

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