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.
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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- Fall '16
- Steve Evens
- Hazardous waste