The House Judiciary Committee approved three proposed changes to Vermont’s gun laws after a two-week effort to accommodate Vermont’s youth hunting traditions and likely federal constitutional challenges to come.
Author: Kristen Fountain
Vermont settles aid-in-dying lawsuit, allowing Connecticut woman to use procedure
The agreement allows a Vermont doctor to provide care to the Connecticut woman who brought the federal suit, and commits the state health department to supporting repeal of the state’s current residency requirement.
State regulators require shakeup at Green Mountain Support Services
The service agency, based in Morristown, provides direct support and coordinates shared living arrangements for Vermonters with developmental disabilities and brain injuries.
Care board pushes off vote on inpatient psychiatric care funds
The decision on whether to loosen restrictions on the use of $18 million held by the UVM Health Network has raised questions about the board’s ability to direct private health care investment.
OneCare primary care payments likely to continue
Despite stepping away from OneCare, BlueCross BlueShield plans to continue the payments that had been expected in 2023 through the accountable care organization for the full year.
New contract gives UVM Medical Center technical staff higher pay
The three-year contract raises wages of technical services staff, with the least compensated workers receiving the biggest increase, as local recruitment still lags behind open positions.
Vermont’s adult protection law is poised for an overhaul
After almost 45 years, Vermont’s framework for protecting its most vulnerable adult residents from harm is being revised to meet today’s needs.
Regulators may get more flexible on UVMMC mental health care investment
Despite ongoing budget deficits, the health network that oversees the Burlington hospital still plans to use $18 million in remaining excess earnings from 2017 on mental health and wants feedback from regulators and others on the best use of those funds.
Gun-focused suicide prevention bill clears health care panel
A majority of House Health Care Committee members supported the legislation, though all three Republicans on the panel voted against it. Its next stop is likely to be the House Judiciary Committee.
UVM Cancer Center rolls out custom-made immunotherapy
CAR T-cell therapy works by genetically modifying the patient’s white blood cells to make them more able to find and attack different kinds of blood cancer.