The Arizona Supreme Court says hospitals can be sued under a state law that protects vulnerable or incapacitated adults from neglect, abuse and exploitation. Monday’s ruling says patients have the right to sue for some legal expenses not covered under medical malpractice laws.
The state of New Mexico paid at least one Arizona company tens of thousands of dollars for salaries, travel and legal fees months before it and others were brought in to replace 15 nonprofits that provided behavioral health services to needy New Mexicans, according to documents obtained by The New Mexican.
Arizona State University has entered an agreement with the San Carlos Apache Nation in southeastern Arizona to develop a new tribal college. This is the first partnership of its kind for both the university and the tribe.
Another health care merger in Arizona is moving forward, now that the state board of regents has given its blessing for negotiations between Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Network to proceed.