Resource Conservation and Recovery ACT 1976 RCRA a cradle to grave regulatory

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Resource Conservation and Recovery ACT 1976 (RCRA) - a “cradle-to-grave” regulatory scheme for toxic materials, providing nationwide protection against the dangers of improper hazardous waste disposal U.S. v. Hayes International Corp. Court ruled that government does not need to prove defendant had knowledge of RCRA provisions.
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Corporate Responses Knew or should have known the inherent risks created by their practices Opted for dangerous but low-cost method of disposing of toxic waste Typically denied responsibility for harmful consequences attributed to their polluting practices. Medical Crime What is it?: Fee splitting, kick backs, price fixing, conflict of interest, unnecessary operations, medical test, and services, experimental surgery. Self-Regulated: protects self-interest and shield from incompetent and unethical acts. 15-20% of all operations are unnecessary - 16,000 deaths Overutilization: billing for superfluous and necessary test or services. Most Common. Ping-ponging: referring patients to several practitioners. Family gaining: extending several unnecessary services Steering: directing services (pharmacy) Upgrading: more extensive services than performed.
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