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Mother appeals case of teen’s forced COVID shot to state Supreme Court

A Guilford County mother hopes the state Supreme Court will take the case of her teenage son’s forced COVID vaccine shot. The mother and son sued the Guilford County school board and the Old North State Medical Society over the 2021 incident.

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Full state Appeals Court asked to rehear recent CON case

A hospital involved in a certificate-of-need legal dispute is asking the full North Carolina Court of Appeals to rehear a case involving a proposed emergency department in Buncombe County. But a competitor and the state Department of Health and Human Services want the court to publish its original decision.

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Judge rejects state motion to dismiss foster care mental health lawsuit

A federal judge has denied North Carolina state officials’ motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s use of in-patient psychiatric treatment for children in foster care. Plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit in December 2022. Critics want the state to shift its focus away from the treatment centers to provide more support services in the children’s home communities.

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Advocates: ‘One Door’ policy would get welfare recipients back to work

North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday heard from experts on the so-called “One Door” welfare reform policy implemented by Utah, a policy that advocates say helped to streamline the system and get more welfare recipients back into the labor force. 

David N. Bass
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NC ruling says non-biological parent not required to support child from IVF

A March 19 decision, written by North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Donna Stroud and joined by Judge Julie Flood, overturned a lower court’s decision that a non-biological parent of a child created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) needed to pay child support. The decision comes as revolutionary new fertility treatments and changing norms on...

David Larson
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Lack of CON public hearing amounted to ‘agency error,’ Appeals Court concludes

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has determined that state regulators should have held a public hearing before awarding a disputed certificate of need in 2022 for a new hospital emergency department in Buncombe County. Yet Tuesday's unanimous unpublished decision from the state’s second-highest court stopped short of ruling that the lack of a public hearing would force the state to drop the CON.

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