Doctors used to give patients a copy of their medical records for free. But that service is waning, as today's large group practices shed the hassle and risk by outsourcing the record-handling.
They say it is costly to process record requests in compliance with patient privacy laws. In Florida, they get $1-a-page for hospital records, whether the copies are on paper or digital.
Students and civil rights activists are still asking Florida to hold black and Hispanic students to a higher standard.
It’s been a little more than a year since the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County filed a federal civil rights complaint against the state’s race-based academic goals.
There have since been a number of protests by activists who oppose lower expectations for minorities.
But to understand how the race-based goals play out in the classroom, StateImpact Florida sat down with a panel of high school students to talk about the expectations.
Florida schools are in the middle of a high-tech transformation. A new generation of online tests are coming out next year. There’s a requirement that students start using digital technology. And that’s forcing schools to add more computers and classroom technology.
Honor a Police Hero, a Marine, and a Purple Heart medal recipient at the second annual Heart Strings for Heroes 2014 Patriot Ride on July 27th. Starting and ending at Ulmerton, WingHouse there will be five live bands, a signed Ted Nugent Guitar, and a signed Crawford Ker jersey.
New York based Oboist, and Sarasota native, Ian Shafer with the newly formed Sylph Quintet, invite you to “An Enchanted Evening with the Oboe.” This unique ensemble of oboe plus string quartet will offer the Florida premiere of a long forgotten work by oboist Alphons Barret; a spirited work by Finla
Florida Matters: Manatees
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the endangered status of manatees. The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the agency for failing to act on a 2012 petition to move the manatee from endangered to threatened.
We have gathered a panel of experts to talk about this request, and we also visited the Florida Manatee and Aquatic Center habitat at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, where more than 300 sick and injured manatees have gotten care.