Bans a procedure called a partial-birth abortion, used for ending pregnancy. Whether an abortion meets this definition has to do with the method used by the doctor and not with viability of the fetus or the number of weeks that the patient is pregnant.
A term that refers to the use of marijuana and its derivatives for medical purposes -- such as pain management, relief of spasticity, relief of nausea, and to increase appetite.
The Supreme Court case that reaffirmed the aspect of Roe v. Wade (1973) that prohibited states from disallowing abortion prior to viability. However, the Court overruled two aspects of the Roe decision: (1) the trimester distinction and (2) the use of strict scrutiny for judicial review of government regulation of abortions.
The U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that family members could not refuse life-sustaining medical treatment -- such as a feeding tube -- on behalf of incompetent patients, absent clear and convincing evidence that the refusal was in accordance with the patients' wishes.
- Full text: Cruzan v. Missouri Department of Health (Nolo)
To spend resources on medical needs when an applicant for certain Medicaid benefits has resources over the resource limit. When the applicant's resources are sufficiently reduced, he or she will qualify for Medicaid.
A portion of the FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) tax that is 2.9% of an individual's net earned income. The employee's share of the Medicare tax is 1.45% of all wages. The employer's share of the Medicare tax is 1.45% of an employee's wages.
A document an employer may require an employee to provide when taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The medical certification form must be completed by a health care provider and must include facts sufficient to demonstrate that the employee (or the employee's family member, if the employee is taking time off to care for him or her) has a serious health condition as defined by the FMLA.