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NPDB Queries for Hospitals & Other Healthcare Entities

As a reminder to our healthcare clients, Hire Image  is a registered authorized agent of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The NPDB houses centralized information about medical errors, negligence, and malpractice to reduce healthcare fraud and abuse. As a...

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FCRA Suit Dismissed – Consumer Failed to Notify of Dispute

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed an FCRA decision of a Connecticut district court. In Sprague v. Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, the district court dismissed the lawsuit based on FCRA violations when the consumer involved did not...

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FTC Seeks Comments on Five FCRA Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking comments on proposed changes affecting the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The purpose of these proposed changes is to bring the FCRA more in line with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...

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Philadelphia Salary History Ban Finally Gets Effective Date

Effective September 1, 2020: Philadelphia employers are prohibited from inquiring about a prospective employee’s wage history, conditioning employment or consideration for an interview on disclosure of wage history, retaliating against a prospective employee for...

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Detainee Released Due to COVID Kills Maryland Man

Amid COVID-19 concerns, Justin Wilson was released from jail in April. He had been in custody awaiting trial on theft, among other charges. Now, after only three months, he is back in jail on first-degree murder charges after stabbing a 63-year-old man to death in his...

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