Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NATURE

Nature is always working to make the world a better place.  

We could learn a great deal from nature if we but only take or make the time to learn. 



The Spirit of Good. 
Emerging from their axial homes, fungi are beginning to be understood as nutrients to the human consciousness and ecological sustainability. Paul explores mycology and compels support for your own good nature and our fungal allies. This is the first in a collaboration of Louie Schwartzberg of Blacklight films ( http://bit.ly/FantasticFungi ) and Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti ( http://fungi.net ).

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Drug Story

THE DRUG STORY
by Morris A. Bealle
First printing December 1949-copyright 1949: by Maurice A. Bealle-All Rights Reserved 


"The Drug Story" is a factalogical history of America’s $10 billion drug cartel (back in 1949), its methods, operations, hidden ownership, profits and terrific impact on the health of the American people.


The following is part of the first chapter in "The Drug Story" 


Chapter One
What Nujol Started

Thirty years ago the Standard Oil Company became impressed with the methods of the big packing houses which used, processed and sold every part of the hog but the squeal.

Their sales research department went ‘way back to the 1860’s when “Old Bill” Rockefeller, the itinerant pappy of John D. (the first) and a patent medicine showman, used to palm off bottled raw petroleum on the yokels as a cure for cancer.

“Old Bill” was an upstate New York farmer, until 1850. He moved to Cleveland then, entered the patent medicine racket and had himself listed as a “physician” in the city directory. In selling raw petroleum in a pretty bottle “Old Bill” did nothing new.

He merely took a page out of the book of other patent medicine fakers who were then hawking their wares from the backs of wagons – covered and uncovered. When oil was discovered in northwest Pennsylvania (1850) the jackals of the oil trade found there was more gold in the jeans of the gullible yokels than there was in working for it in the oil fields.

They began to bottle the raw petroleum and palm it off under various names as a cure for everything under the sun. The popular maladies of the day were liver complaint, cholera morbus, consumption and bronchitis. Among the names given this raw petroleum were “Seneca Oil", “Rock Oil” and “American Medicinal Oil”.

“Old Bill” opened up a new field for himself. He called his bottled petroleum “Nujol” (meaning new oil) and sold it to those who had cancer and those whom he could make fear they would have it.

This sounded good to Standard’s researchists. It sounded even better when they found it cost but $2.00 a barrel to concoct Nujol from crude petroleum. And that from one barrel of the raw stuff they could make 1,000 six-ounce bottles of finished Nujol. Instead of calling it a cure for cancer they called it a cure for constipation.

The latest trade catalog lists Nujol as going to the druggist at 28-2/3 cents a half pint (8 fluid ounces). The druggist thus pays about 21 cents for a 6-ounce bottle of Nujol which costs Standard Oil 1/5 of a cent.

These breath-taking profits from Nujol make it inevitable that America’s largest and most ruthless industrial combine (the Rockefeller Empire) should soon add the drug traffic to its already vast production and sales domain. It wasn’t until 1939, however, that the Drug Trust was formed and the upward curve in their drug profits began to assume the present gigantic proportions which today make it a macabre $10,000,000,000 a year business. How the American Drug Trust was formed by an alliance with its opposite number in Germany is almost a story in itself.

Soon after the present-day Nujol was put on the market it was discovered by physicians to be harmful. It robbed the body of fat soluble vitamins and caused serious deficiency diseases. Standard Oil checked the loss in sales by adding carotene (one of the fat soluble vitamins) to Nujol and claiming this overcame these injuries. Physicians disagree with the sales department of Standard Oil on this point.

And what of Nujol, now being sold to the public as a laxative. For some uyears before his death Senator Royal S. Copeland of New York used to set up a radio microphone every morning in his Senate Office Building quarters in Washington, furnished by the American taxpayers, and plug this greasy concoction – at $75,000 a year.

The New York Senator was a doctor of sorts. Although he possessed a medical degree he was never able to make a living as a bedside practitioner. He went into politics and made medicine pay in a big way. First he became a health commissioner of New York City, then a Senator from the Empire State where he used the prominence thus gained to ballyhoo Nujol to unsuspecting radio listeners.

Today Nujol is made by Stanco, Incorporated, 216 West 14th Street in New York, listed in Moody’s Manual as one of the many subsidiaries of the Standard Oil Company. Stanco’s only other product is Flit, well known fly killer and insecticide, made from the same raw materials and by pretty much the same process.

When a German beer hall bum named Hitler began to plan his 1,000-year Reich, the powers-that-were in Germany didn’t actually know that American politicians were going to solve their acute employment crisis by forcing us into the Second World War to again save England’s hide and Rockefeller’s oil. But they weren’t taking any chances.

Germany’s huge dye trust (or chemical cartel) known as the I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft, enjoyed a monopoly on all chemical products manufactured in Germany. German IG made an alliance with American Standard Oil in order to control important patents. The general idea was that the two were to pool their processes. This was done—in a one-sided way.

With the help of Standard Oil the German behemoth prevented American chemists from learning how to make synthetic rubber until after the Japs took the Malayan Peninsula and its vast rubber plantations. This almost lost the war for the United States.

So, in 1939, when it became apparent that Germany would soon be unpopular in the United States, Standard Oil helped Hitler’s Reich cover its American holdings in the drug and chemical field. The American IG was formed, by taking over the Sterling Products Company, the Grasseli Chemical Works (alias the General Aniline Works), the Agfa-Film Company, the Winthrop Chemical and the Magnesium Development companies.

Standard Oil took 15% of the stock in the new German-American chemical trust. Efforts to hook the DuPont company into this situation partially failed. Among the directors of the “cover up” company were Walter Teagle (President of the Standard Oil Company), Paul Warburg (a Roosevelt-Rockefeller stooge), and Edsel Ford.

Five hundred thousand shares of stock were issued to Walter Teagle. At a later Securities & Exchange Commission investigation Mr. Teagle denied his parentage of this stock, claiming he was holding it as a dummy for someone else.

When asked by the examiner who this “someone else” was he blandly replied he did not know, although he was under oath. Everyone else knew it was either one of the Rockefeller clan in person, or the Standard Oil Company.

The war was getting pretty close to this country. President Roosevelt was setting up the Pearl Harbor disaster, and had ordered our radar defenses let down at 7 o’clock every morning. History records that the Japs accepted this “opportunity” to destroy most of the American Navy, made defenseless on orders from Washington.

At this juncture American IG Farben decided to camouflage its German parentage and sympathies, with the help of Standard Oil. It changed its name to the General Aniline & Film Corporation shortly before the Pearl Harbor attack. Before doing this, American IG purchased an undisclosed number of shares in the Ozalid Corporation, Schering & Company, Mission Corporation, Monsanto Chemical, Aluminum Corporation, Drug *Incorporated), Dow Chemical, Antidolar Company, Standard Oil of New Jersey, Standard Oil of Indiana, Standard Oil of California and the DuPont Company. It took over bodily the privately-owned Hoffman-LaRoche Company.

Meanwhile, Sterling Drug gobbled up Winthrop Chemical, the Bayer Company, General Drug, Vegex (Inc.), Cook laboratories, the Centaur Company and Alba Pharmacal Company.

Drug, Inc., owned by Louis K. Liggett (a powerful Massachusetts politician during the Hoover administration), had in 1929 taken over the Bristol-Myers Company, Vick Chemical, United Drug, Life Savers (Inc.), and the Liggett chain of “RX” Retail drug stores.

With Vick Chemical, Drug, Inc, (and the Rockefeller-Standard Oil-German IG Drug Trust) got the J.T. Baker Chemical Company, the William S. Merrell Company, the Jensen-Salsberry Laboratories, Prince Matchabelli (Inc.), Alfred D. McKelvy Company, Loeser Laboratories (Inc.), Taylor Chemical and the Sofskin Company.

When the American doughboys sloughed into Germany, and reached the industrial city of Frankfort, they were amazed to find intact all of the buildings and the huge plant of the German IG Farben Chemical Trust. American aviators, pinpointing their targets, had demolished every other structure in town.

What the doughboys didn’t know was that the Secretary of War, one Robert P. Patterson, was a Rockefeller lawyer, appointed by President Roosevelt upon Rockefeller orders, fresh out of Dillon, Read and Company. The Dillon-Read concern not only is a Rockefeller subsidiary, but was the banking house that financed German IG Farben and attended to the financial details of forming the American “cover up” firm for the German chemical cartel.

Amerian aviators, who gnashed their teeth at their orders to miss the biggest target in Frankfort, have never accepted the weak alibi given them from headquarters. Which was that this juicy and IMPORTANT target shoud be saved because the American Expeditionary Forces would “need an office building” when they got into Germany proper.

To show how the German Chemical Cartel and the Rockefeller Drug Trust affect the lives of most American people, Sterling Drug’s 66 subsidiaries manufacture among other things Phillips’ Dentrifices and Cosmetics, Double Danderine, Ironized Yeast, Andrews’ Liver Salts, Ross’ Pills, Mejoral, Astringosol, Campho-Phenique, Molle, Energine, Diamond Dyes, and many anaesthetics, vitamins, antimalarials, sulfa drugs, analgesics, arsenicals, barbiturates, antiseptics, anti-bacterials and digenstive ferments.

The Bristol-Myers Company makes Ipana Tooth Paste, Sal Hepatica, Vitalis, Ingrams’ Shaving Cream, Mum, Minitrub, Trushay, Perman’s Insecticides, Benex and Ammer’s Powder.

Dow Chemical makes Epsom Salts, bromides and many other USP (U.S. Pharmacopoeia) products. Monsanto makes glycer-phosphate, vanillin, aspirin, saccharin, benzoic acid and many medicinals and “fine” chemicals. The Centaur Company makes Castoria.

Hoffman-LaRoche makes Allonal, Alurate, Antihistamine, Cal-C-Tose, Citro-Thiocol, Digitalis, Pantopon, Sedulon Cough Syrup, Presidon (sedative), Thephorin (a phony hay fever nostrum), ViPenta Drops and Vitaminets. Hoffman-LaRoche is privately owned, and is part of the Swiss branch of German IG, set up in 1939 to prevent confiscation as alien property.

With these Rockefeller concerns having all of these things to sell, plus thousands of the 12,000 drug items described and advocated in medical text-books, it was the most natural thing in the world—human nature and human greed being what it is—for the Rockefeller Foundation to be changed into an instrument for “educating” medical students into the excessive use of drugs.

The Rockefeller Foundation was first set up in 1904, and called the General Education Fund. An organization called the Rockefeller Foundation, ostensibly to supplement the Fund, was formed in 1910 and an effort was made to get a charter from Congress.
There is much more to this story as you can most certainly understand. As time allows I will continue this story for you until such time as we can provide access to copies for you. Currently as Amazon.com  explains,this book is "Out of Print".
YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND GENERATIONS
TO COME HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW THE TRUTH. 



“I firmly believe that if the whole materia Medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, 
it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.”
                                     Oliver Wendell Holmes, M. D. 
                                    -  Professor of Medicine at Harvard.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997

Some knowledge from the past. Big direction change with 
the passing of this Act. Warrants a bit of attention.

Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997 (H.R. 867)

Public Law 105-89

December 1997
OVERVIEW
The Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-89) was signed into law by President Clinton on November 19, 1997. The new law, which amends the 1980 Child Welfare Act (P.L. 96-272), clarifies that the health and safety of children served by child welfare agencies must be their paramount concern and aims to move children in foster care more quickly into permanent homes.
Among the new law’s provisions:
  • shortens the time-frame for a child’s first permanency hearing;
  • offers states financial incentives for increasing the number of adoptions;
  • sets new requirements for states to petition for termination of parental rights;
  • reauthorizes the Family Preservation and Support Program.
NASW POSITION
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) did not take an official position on the Adoptions and Safe Families Act, but strongly supported the reauthorization of the Family Preservation and Support Program, the expansion of medical insurance coverage for children with special needs, and development of state standards to ensure quality services.
NASW did endorse an earlier version of the legislation, the Safe Adoptions and Family Environments Act (S.A.F.E. Act; S. 511), sponsored by Senators John H. Chafee (R-RI) and John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). Unlike the Adoptions and Safe Families Act, the S.A.F.E. Act included additional funding for:
  • family reunification services;
  • training and retention of agency staff and cross-agency training; and
  • residential substance abuse treatment programs for parents and their children.
FUTURE ACTION
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . The new law requires various actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including development of:
  • policy guidance or regulations on implementing the new law;
  • outcome measures for state child welfare programs;
  • an incentive payment system for Title IV-B and IV-E funding;
  • recommendations for restructuring programs under Title IV-B and IV-E;
  • a report and policy recommendations on kinship care; and
  • a report and policy recommendations on substance abuse treatment for families served by child welfare agencies.
Congress. Major supporters of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, including Senator Rockefeller and Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH) have indicated that the new law merely represents a first step in improving the foster care system and have expressed a willingness to address other issues, such as the need for training and lower caseloads, in future legislation.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS
TITLE I: REASONABLE EFFORTS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION PLACEMENTS
Child Health and Safety. The new law clarifies that the child’s health and safety must be of paramount concern when making decisions about removal of a child from the home, reunification, and implementation of any aspect of the case plan for children in foster care.
"Reasonable Efforts" to Preserve and Reunify Families. States must continue to make reasonable efforts to preserve and reunify families. However, the reasonable effort requirement does not apply in all cases. The exceptions include cases in which a court has found that:
  • a child has been subjected to "aggravated circumstances" as defined in state law (including, but not necessarily limited to, abandonment, torture, chronic abuse, and sexual abuse);
  • a parent has killed or assaulted another of their children or has assaulted the child; or
  • a parent’s rights to a sibling have been involuntarily terminated.
In cases when reasonable efforts to reunify are not required, states are required to hold a permanency hearing within 30 days and to make reasonable efforts to place the child for adoption, with a legal guardian, or other permanent placement.
Concurrent Planning. Reasonable efforts to place a child for adoption or with a legal guardian may be made concurrently with reasonable efforts to preserve or reunify the family.
Documentation of Efforts to Adopt. For every child whose permanency plan is adoption or placement in another permanent home, states are required to document the steps taken to:
  • find an adoptive family or permanent home;
  • place the child with the adoptive family, a fit and willing relative, a legal guardian, or in another planned living arrangement; and
  • finalize the adoption or legal guardianship.
The documentation must include child-specific recruitment efforts, such as use of adoption information exchanges.
Termination of Parental Rights (TPR). States are required to file a petition to terminate parental rights immediately and, concurrently to identify, recruit, process and approve a qualified adoptive family, in the case of:
  • a child who has been in foster care for 15 of the most recent 22 months;
  • a child who the court has determined to be an abandoned infant (as defined in state law); or
  • a court has determined that the parent assaulted the child or killed or assaulted another of their children.
In addition, states may file for termination of parental rights earlier than 15 months or for other reasons.
In determining the 15 of the most recent 22 month limit, the clock starts to run on the date of the first judicial finding of abuse or neglect or 60 days after the child is removed from the home, whichever is earlier. The requirement applies to children already in care as well as to children entering care in the future. For children already in care, states are required to phase in the filing of termination petitions beginning with children for whom the permanency plan is adoption or who have been in care the longest.
The only exceptions to the TPR filing requirement above include cases in which:
  • the child is being cared for by a relative;
  • a state agency has documented in the case plan (available for court review) a compelling reason that filing such a petition would not be in the best interests of the child; or
  • family reunification is the goal and the state has not provided to the family of the child the services in the case plan the state deems necessary for the child’s safe return.
Participation in Case Reviews and Hearings. Foster and pre-adoptive parents or relatives providing care for a child are to be given notice and an opportunity to be heard at any review or hearing held with regard to the child. This provision does not make any foster or pre-adoptive parent or relative a party to such a review or hearing, but merely requires the receipt of a notice and an opportunity to be heard.
Criminal Record Checks. Before granting final approval, states are required to conduct criminal records checks for any prospective foster or adoptive parents of a child eligible for federal subsidies. Approval must be denied in any case of a felony conviction for child abuse or neglect, spousal abuse, crimes against children (including child pornography), or crimes involving violence (including rape, sexual assault, or homicide). Approval must be denied for five years after any case of a felony conviction for physical assault, battery, or a drug-related offense.
States could opt out of this provision through written notification from the Governor to the Secretary of HHS or through enactment of state legislation.
Federal Parent Locator Service. Child welfare agencies are authorized to use the Federal Parent Locator Service to assist in locating absent parents for purposes of making or enforcing child custody or visitation orders involving such parents.
TITLE II: INCENTIVES FOR PROVIDING PERMANENT FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN
Adoption Incentive Payments. The Secretary of HHS is required to make adoption incentive payments to states in which adoptions of foster children in FY 1998 exceed the average number during FY 1995-FY 1997 or, in FY 1999 and subsequent years, in which adoptions of foster children are higher than in any previous fiscal year after FY 1996.
Adoption incentive payments are $4,000 for each adoption of a foster child above the base number, plus an additional $2,000 for a total of $6,000 per special needs adoption. For these incentive payments, $20 million is authorized for each of FYs 1999-2003
Health Care Coverage. To be eligible to receive adoption incentive payments for FY 2001 or FY 2002, states are required to provide health insurance coverage to any special needs child for whom there is an adoption assistance agreement between the state and the child’s adoptive parents.
Performance Measures for State Child Welfare Programs. The Secretary of HHS, in conjunction with Governors, state legislatures, state and local public officials responsible for administering child welfare programs, and child advocates, must develop outcome measures to assess state child welfare programs and rate state performance according to these measures. HHS must submit an annual report to Congress on state performance, with recommendations for improvements. The first report is due on May 1, 1999.
Outcome measures are to be developed, to the maximum extent possible, from data available from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) and are to include:
  • length of stay in foster care;
  • number of foster care placements; and
  • number of adoptions.
In addition, the Secretary of HHS, in consultation with state and local public child welfare officials and child welfare advocates, is required to develop and recommend to Congress a performance-based incentive funding system for payments under Titles IV-B and IV-E, based (to the extent feasible) on the annual reports required by this provision. No later than six months after enactment, the Secretary must report to Congress on the feasibility of conducting a study, and no later than 15 months after enactment, submit a final report on a performance-based incentive system.
Technical Assistance to Promote Adoption. HHS is authorized, but not funded, to provide technical assistance to states and localities to promote adoption of foster children. The technical assistance, at least half of which is to be provided to courts, may include:
  • guidelines for expediting termination of parental rights;
  • encouraged use of concurrent planning;
  • specialized units and expertise in moving children toward adoption;
  • risk assessment tools for early identification of children at risk of harm if returned home;
  • encouraged use of fast tracking for children under age one into pre-adoptive placements; and
  • programs to place children into pre-adoptive placements prior to termination of parental rights.
Interjurisdictional Adoption. States are required to assure that they will develop plans for the effective use of cross-jurisdictional resources to facilitate timely permanent placements for children awaiting adoption. In addition, states are subject to the loss of all federal Title IV-E funding if the Secretary of HHS finds that, after the date of enactment, a state with responsibility for handling the case has:
  • denied or delayed the placement of a child for adoption when an approved family was available outside the jurisdiction; or
  • denied an opportunity for a fair hearing to an individual whose allegation of a violation of this provision was denied by the state or not acted upon with reasonable promptness.
General Accounting Office Study. The General Accounting Office (GAO) is required to study and report to Congress on how to improve procedures and policies to facilitate timely adoptions across state and county lines.
TITLE III: ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AND REFORMS
Reauthorization and Expansion of the Family Preservation and Support Program. The Family Preservation and Support Program, renamed "Promoting Safe and Stable Families," is reauthorized through FY 2001 at the following levels: $275 million in FY 1999; $295 million in FY 2000; and $305 million in FY 2001 (increases of about $20 million each year over the current baseline). Also reauthorized are existing allocation provisions, including a one percent reserve for Indian tribes, and set-asides for court improvement grants and for evaluation, training, research, and technical assistance.
State plans are required to contain assurances that in administering and conducting programs, the safety of the children to be served will be of paramount concern. States are required to devote significant portions of their expenditures (after spending no more than 10 percent of their allotment for administrative costs) to each of the following four categories of services:
  • community-based family support services;
  • family preservation services;
  • time-limited family reunification services; and
  • adoption promotion and support services.
Time-limited family reunification services are defined as services and activities provided to children (and their parents) who have been removed from the home and placed in foster care, for up to 15 months, beginning on the date of their removal from the home. Such services and activities may include:
  • individual, group, and family counseling;
  • inpatient, outpatient, or residential substance abuse treatment;
  • mental health services;
  • assistance to address domestic violence;
  • temporary child care services and therapeutic services for families, including crisis nurseries; and
  • transportation.
Adoption promotion and support services are defined as pre- and post-adoption services and activities designed to expedite the adoption process and support adoptive families.
Permanency Hearings. States are required to hold a first dispositional hearing, reanamed a "permanency" hearing, within 12 months (formerly 18 months) of the date the child is considered to have entered foster care. Entrance is defined as the earlier of the date of the first judicial finding of child abuse or neglect or 60 days after the child’s removal from the home.
The purpose of the hearing is to determine the child’s permanency plan, which would include the timetable for:
  • returning home;
  • being placed for adoption;
  • being placed with a relative;
  • being referred for legal guardianship; or
  • being placed in another planned, permanent living arrangement.
Health Care Coverage for Adopted Children with Special Needs. States are required to provide health insurance coverage for any child with special needs for whom there is an adoption assistance agreement between the state and the adoptive parents and who the state has determined could not be placed for adoption without medical assistance because the child has special needs for medical, mental health, or rehabilitative care. Such health insurance coverage can be provided through Medicaid or one or more state medical assistance programs, if coverage is Medicaid-comparable.
Quality Standards of Out-of-Home Care. By January 1, 1999, states must certify that they will develop and implement standards to ensure that children in foster care placements in public or private agencies receive quality services that protect the safety and health of children.
Eligibility for Adoption Assistance in Cases of Dissolved Adoptions. Children with special needs who had previously been eligible for federally subsidized adoption assistance under Title IV-E, and who again become available for adoption because of the dissolution of their adoption or death of their adoptive parents, continue to be eligible for assistance under Title IV-E in a subsequent adoption. This provision applies only to children whose subsequent adoption occurs on or after October 1, 1997.
Eligibility for Independent Living Services. Young people who are no longer eligible for federal foster care assistance because their savings and other assets exceed $1,000 will still be eligible for independent living services provided their assets do not exceed $5,000.
Child Welfare Demonstrations. The Secretary of HHS may approve up to 10 demonstration projects in each of FYs 1998 through 2002 that are likely to promote the objectives of the federal foster care and adoption program. In approving demonstrations, the Secretary must take into consideration the effect of the demonstration on any court orders in the state for violations of federal requirements under Title IV-B or IV-E and must consider applications designed to:
  • identify and address barriers resulting in delays in adoptive placements for foster children;
  • identify and address parental substance abuse problems that endanger children and result in foster care placements; and
  • address kinship care.
Health Care Coverage. Demonstrations can be approved only for those states providing health insurance coverage to any child with special needs for whom there is in effect an adoption assistance agreement between the state and an adoptive parent or parents.
Kinship Care Report. The Secretary of HHS is required to convene an advisory panel on kinship care and submit an initial report to the advisory panel on the extent to which foster children are
placed with relatives, no later than June 1, 1998. The advisory panel will review the Secretary’s initial report and submit comments by October 1, 1998. Based on these comments and other information, the Secretary will submit a final report by June 1, 1999 to the Committees on Ways and Means and Finance, containing recommendations.
TITLE IV: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Coordination of Substance Abuse and Child Protection Services. The Secretary of HHS is required to submit a report to the Committees on Ways and Means and Finance on substance abuse services. The report must be based on information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families and include:
  • the scope of the problem of substance abuse in families served by child welfare agencies;
  • the types of services provided to such families;
  • the outcomes resulting from the provision of such services; and
  • any recommendations for legislation to improve coordination in providing services to families.
Standby Guardianship. It is the sense of Congress that states should have laws and procedures permitting a parent who is chronically ill or near death to designate a standby guardian for their minor child, without surrendering their own parental rights. The standby guardian’s authority would take effect upon the parent’s death, mental incapacity or physical debilitation and consent.
Preservation of Reasonable Parenting. Nothing in this legislation is intended to disrupt the family unnecessarily or intrude inappropriately into family life or prohibit the use of reasonable methods of parental discipline or to prescribe a particular method of parenting.
Purchasing American-made Equipment. It is the sense of Congress that, to the greatest extent possible, all equipment and products purchased with funds provided under this Act should be American-made.
Funding. $40 million (over four years) is taken from the $2 billion federal Contingency Fund for State Welfare Programs, created by the 1996 welfare reform law. The Secretary of HHS is required to make recommendations to Congress by March 1, 1998 for improving the operation of the contingency fund.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Idaho Legislative Issue Update - November 2016

NOVEMBER 2016
Administrative rules, fees and regulations are written by agency bureaucrats and lobbyists and released monthly throughout the year.  Most of these rules are classified as “negotiated” meaning citizen input and comments are requested and allowed for a limited specific period of time.  Many citizens are unaware of this process and involvement is low.  You are the key to increasing that involvement.  Remember, once approved, these rules have the full effect of law, so citizen input is critical!


A great way you can help control your government is to review proposed rules concerning issues you understand.  If you know other citizens or businesses in your district that this rule may affect, please alert them and let them know they can send in a comment or call for a hearing.  Thank you for caring and being involved in our Republic!


Below is a brief summary of the proposed administrative rules for November.  To view the entire bulletin follow this link:

https://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2016/11.pdf



AGRICULTURE Committee Rules:
Weights and Measures
Idaho Commercial Feed Law
Idaho Fertilizer Law
Noxious Weed Rules
Noxious Weed Free Forage and Straw Certification
Idaho Soil and Plant Amendment Act of 2001

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE-Rules of the State of Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine provide clarity to continuing education requirements for certified veterinary technicians; and eliminate an unnecessary requirement in existing rule regarding membership on the Committee on Humane Euthanasia.

IDAHO GRAPE GROWERS AND WINE PRODUCERS COMMISSION Rules of the Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission

BUSINESS Committee Rules:
DIVISION OF BUILDING SAFETY-Rules Governing Plumbing Safety Licensing, Rules Governing Civil Penalties for plumbing contractors,
BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY- Rules on license “inactive” or “retired” status

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE-
Rules on Producers Handling of Fiduciary Funds- to treat cash collateral as fiduciary funds,
Adoption of the International Fire Code to match the anticipated adoption of the 2015 International Building Code by the Division of Building Safety.
Rule to Implement the NAIC Medicare Supplement Insurance-Minimum Standards Model Act-to require all Medicare Supplement (aka Medigap) carriers to offer coverage to pre-65 Medicare eligible individuals;

BUREAU OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES-Rules of the State Board of Morticians

COMMERCE & HUMAN RESOURCES Committee Rules:

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Administration Rules
Unemployment Insurance Tax Administration Rules

JUDICIARY, RULES & ADMINISTRATION Committee Rules:
JUVENILE CORRECTIONS-Rules of the Custody Review Board
BOARD OF CORRECTION - Rules of Correctional Industries

RESOURCE & CONSERVATION Committee Rules:
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION-Rules Governing the Administration of Park and Recreation Areas and Facilities increase the maximum capacity of motorcycles permitted on Idaho State Park campsites from two to four.
STATE AFFAIRS Committee Rules:

IDAHO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION-Rules for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)

TRANSPORTATION & DEFENSE Committee Rules:

Allowable Vehicle Size
Over-legal Permittee Responsibility and Travel Restrictions
Safety Requirements of Over-legal Permits in compliance to federal Code 49 CFR part 380
Over-legal Permits for Extra-Length, Excess Weight, and Up to 129,000 Pound Vehicle Combinations in accordance with Federal law.


ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY Committee Rules:

Control of Air Pollution in Idaho-crop burning


HEALTH AND WELFARE Committee Rules:
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) -- Rule Definitions- EMS terminology
Recognition of Emergency Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act (REPLICA)
EMS- Data Collection and Submission Requirements
EMS- Agency Licensing Requirements
EMS- Personnel Licensing Requirements
Food Safety and Sanitation Standards for Food Establishments (The Idaho Food Code)Update the terminology used during inspections of retail food establishments

Rules Governing Certified Family Homes
Align the Rules Governing Certified Family Homes with Idaho Code,
Provides an exemption to certification for VA Medical Foster Homes
Amends the requirements for termination of the admission agreement
Criminal History and Background Checks
Updating the Criminal History and Background Check (CHC) rules
Amending the list of disqualifying crimes for unconditional denials to include crimes
Aligning code with the Idaho Child Care Program's (ICCP) grant and federal regulation requirements

Rules Governing Child and Family Services
These rule changes lower the age at which foster youth may begin receiving independent living services funded by the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program.
Rules Governing the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)

Idaho State board of Dentistry Rules-
Eliminate an incorporated document related to standards for patient records
Clarify applicability of timeframe for acceptance of licensure examinations;
Clarify requirements for renewal of an active license;
Authorize a dental hygienist to administer nitrous oxide under general supervision;
Revise the unprofessional conduct rules regarding controlled substances
Add rule regarding minimum infection control and sterilization requirements;
Eliminate continuing education documentation requirement and require instead an attestation of completion;
Add rule requiring basic emergency drugs;
Clarify requirements for sedation permit renewal and reinstatement of an expired permit;
Require dentists to obtain one hour of continuing education related to the prescription monitoring program.

BOARD OF PHARMACY-Rules of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy rules relating to 2016 Bills: HB 338, HB 373, HB 374, HB 481, and SB 1322a.

Expand the venues at which emergency medication kits can be housed.
Allow Idaho’s Regional Behavioral Health Clinics to donate and receive donated medications to dispense to medically indigent patients.
Enable delegate access to the Prescription Monitoring Program.
Exempt investigational drugs from the products that necessitate registration as a prescriber drug outlet.
Allow prescription medications to be labeled in the name of an authorized entity.

Update and modernize its telepharmacy rules.
Allow streamlined registration of remote dispensing sites to applicants who meet certain criteria.
Broaden technology that may be used at a remote dispensing site beyond just an Automated Dispensing System.  
Remove the requirement that a remote dispensing site be co-located with a medical care facility.
Remove the requirement that business contracts be filed with the Board.
Update limits on the oversight of multiple remote dispensing sites.
Remove duplicative language from the telepharmacy rules.
Allow pharmacists to delegate certain non-judgmental tasks to properly-trained, registered and certified pharmacy technicians under their supervision.
Expand verification technician programs beyond acute care hospitals.
Enable remote data entry by certain pharmacy technicians.
Clarify provisions legal medication returns for institutional pharmacies and to authorize collection for destruction.
Enable broader emergency room dispensing in conformance with a U.S. Supreme Court decision. 
Enable pharmacists to better coordinate refills of medications in order to improve patient medication adherence.
Require the timely notification of medication errors that result in fatal outcomes.
Update requirements for licensure applicants. 
Clarify prepackaged product labeling requirements.
Update the list of required pharmacy references.
Update pharmacy delivery restrictions.

Substance U-47700 inclusion into the list of Schedule I controlled substances is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

REVENUE & TAXATION COMMITTEE Rules:

Property Tax requirements for the taxpayer filing.   
Rule 631: Tax Exemption for Investment in New Plant and Building Facilities Upon County Commissioners’ Approval
 Rule 114: Property Tax Value Information increases the stratum for reporting the properties receiving the homeowner’s exemption.
Rule 317: Occupancy Tax on Newly Constructed Improvements on Real Property-maximum homeowner’s exemption at $100,000.
Rule 609: Property Exempt from Taxation – Homestead maximum homeowner’s exemption amount ($100,000).
Rule 802: Budget Certification Relating to New Construction and Annexation This rule instructs taxing districts on how to compute new construction amounts within urban renewal revenue allocation areas.
Rule 803: Budget Certification – Dollar Certification Form (L-2 Form),
Rule 804: Tax Levy-Certification-Urban Renewal Districts The rule provides for the urban renewal agencies to tell the state tax commission whether or not a plan modification has occurred and describes penalties for non-compliance. This rule provides for a notification process between the tax commission and counties.
Rule 805: Penalty for Failure to Comply with Reporting Requirements-urban renewal plan modifications.
Value of Recreational Vehicles for Annual Registration and Taxation of Unregistered Recreational Vehicles
Property Tax Rule 006 updates the incorporation by reference section to the latest versions of the Official Railway Equipment Register.



Here is a link to ALL of the 2016 Administrative Rules.  These rules will have the full force of law if approved by your legislators in January 2017: