1. Adventist Health System, which owns Florida Hospital, acknowledged in financial documents that its pay arrangements with some doctors broke federal law. The Stark Law prohibits doctors and hospitals to have agreements that allow doctors to gain financially from referring patients to the hospital for tests or procedures.
2. Charges have been dismissed against former Southern University student James Gaines, whose comments precipitated a two-hour lockdown on Southern’s campus on January 23.
3. Seventh-day Adventist Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert), who is a physician, is leading a bipartisan effort to get a review of the policies and practices of the Veterans Administration, in the wake of the scandal over wait times at hospitals and other poor practices.