Author: Karen L. Tucci On April 18, 2012, the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) released a statement on Act 13’s unconventional gas well disclosure requirements. Released by the president of PAMED, Marilyn J. Heine, M.D., a practicing oncologist and emergency medicine specialist from suburban Philadelphia, the statement acknowledges that Act 13 will allow patients to be…

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Author: Mark B. Hartig Some doctors and other professionals are slipping in so-called “gag orders” in their contracts for services to prevent their patients from criticizing them in online posts. What seems to have spurred this on are the proliferation of websites where patients can rate and critique their experiences with doctors and other professionals.…

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