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Topics: People Social responsibility People moves Problem gambling Responsible gambling McCracken spent just under three years at the charity, having joined in April 2018 from the UK government’s Department of Health, where he served as head of drugs policy. Of the 9,008 clients that completed treatment, the report revealed that as many as 90% saw their PSGI score reduced. Furthermore, the number of referred individuals that completed treatment rose from 59% in 2015-16 to 69% in 2019-20. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter GambleAware treatment services director steps down People moves The charity’s first report on the impact of the NGTS, published in November last year, suggested that 60% of those defined as problem gamblers using the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PSGI) were no longer classed as such after completing treatment. During his time at GambleAware, he led the early development of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). As part of this effort he commissioned innovative new treatment services, and worked alongside the National Health Service in England, Scotland and Wales. John McCracken, director of commissioning for treatment services at British gambling charity GambleAware, has stepped down from his role. Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: GambleAware His work on the NGTS saw him implement a new data reporting system, which GambleAware is using to develop best practice standards for treatment of those experiencing gambling related harm. While a replacement is sought, Dr Jane Rigbye, GambleAware’s director of education will take on McCracken’s role on an interim basis, overseen by new chief executive Zoë Osmond.Osmond, formerly communications and engagement director for the charity was named CEO of GambleAware in January this year, replacing Marc Etches. Etches revealed in August 2020 that he was to leave the role he had held since July 2011. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 9th February 2021 | By Robin Harrison
2019 Lead Architects: Architects: Wittman Estes Area Area of this architecture project United States Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948047/yo-ju-courtyard-house-wittman-estes Clipboard Photographs Year: “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, CB2, Emtek, Henrybuilt, Quantum Windows & Doors, Sierra Pacific Windows, Adobe, Crystallite, Hinkley, Julien, Kohler Purist , Napolean Vector , Subzero, Custom Panel , The Shade Store, Trimble, Victoria+Albert Napoli, Wolf Yo-Ju Courtyard House / Wittman EstesSave this projectSaveYo-Ju Courtyard House / Wittman Estes “COPY” DME Construction Inc. Save this picture!© Andrew Pogue+ 41Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Photographs: Andrew Pogue, Henrybuilt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Yo-Ju Courtyard House / Wittman Estes Matt Wittman ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948047/yo-ju-courtyard-house-wittman-estes Clipboard Houses Design Team: Matt Wittman AIA LEED AP, Jody Estes, Ashton WeselyStructural Engineer: Malsam Tsang Structural EngineeringKitchen:HenrybuiltCity:Clyde HillCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrew PogueRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacText description provided by the architects. What happens to the suburban single-family home as cities become dense and privacy becomes limited? It must look inward. Through a series of thresholds from opaque to transparent, Yo-Ju Courtyard House, which means “secluded living” in Mandarin Chinese, embraces the future of suburban density by establishing a private experience despite being adjacent to a busy arterial street in the Clyde Hill neighborhood of Bellevue.Save this picture!© Andrew PogueSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Andrew PogueHome to an active family with three young children, the architects addressed the challenges of future density—the danger of increasing traffic with playful children, noise pollution, and decreased amount of natural vegetation—by having the house look inward instead of outward. The house draws upon the traditions of “Chinese courtyard and garden design, along with the ideas underlying Chinese landscape painting techniques, to rethink the traditional single-family home” says architect Matt Wittman.Designing around Courtyards. The design is organized in three elements: 1) the entry courtyard, which is screened from busy NE 24th Street; 2) the house living volume, which presents an opaque facade to the street, and a transparent facade to the rear; and 3) the garden courtyard, which is composed of a secluded zone in the rear yard where children can play freely. The courtyard house connects space with nature. The entry courtyard functions as a threshold between the street and the interior. A black-stained, tight knot cedar fence marks the next transition as a concrete path moves through a bed of grasses and a Japanese Maple tree. Inside the secluded garden courtyard, all signs of urban life disappear within the oak casement of the kitchen, concrete flooring, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors.Save this picture!© HenrybuiltSave this picture!© Andrew PogueBy creating the illusion of large spaces that seamlessly transition to outdoor views, the house used one third less of a footprint than was allotted. Chinese landscape paintings employ a “atmospheric perspective” technique to enhance the perception of depth of space. Yo-Ju uses this technique to create “visually larger spaces than what actually exist—the eye marks the level of oak stairs, then the large sliding doors, finally reaching the garden courtyard beyond,” says Matt Wittman. This spatial efficiency help shape a new model for suburban housing—a decreased footprint that allows for maximum energy savings and increased planting area, privacy, and views into nature.Save this picture!© Andrew PogueSave this picture!© Andrew PoguePublic / Private. The house uses two major program zones to shape layers of privacy and community,” Matt says that were “inspired by an ancient Chinese garden design principle known as ‘Big Hide.’” The communal spaces open up in the center of the house while the private ones are situated at the front of the house on two levels. Hidden in the private areas, the upper floor is arranged around a craft and teaching space for the family’s three children. In the communal spaces, the house opens up to the lounge and kitchen, and then onto the main living and dining. These public areas are arranged around the garden courtyard, with open corner doors that connect all the spaces together. Through design rooted in courtyards, transitional program zones, and borrowed views, the Yo-Ju Courtyard House aims create a new model for single-family housing. 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Mike ShaneWW photo: Brenda RyanExcerpts from a talk given by Mike Shane, from the Detroit branch of Workers World Party, at the WWP Nov. 17-18 conference in New York. See video at youtube.com/wwpvideoMillions of families have lost their homes over the past six years. This foreclosure crisis is spurring the growth of a militant movement across the U.S. and the globe. This week in Spain, a moratorium on evictions was won in the midst of a general strike sweeping across Europe.And here in the U.S., the growing movement against foreclosures and evictions is coordinating nationally, raising political demands and winning victories. It is uniting around the idea that housing is a human right.A year ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement launched a national day of action in almost a dozen cities, including Detroit, joining with families and groups in the fight to save homes. The Occupy movement has truly energized and spurred the emergence of a national movement that is increasingly anti-capitalist, direct-action oriented and against the banks.Detroit is 143 square miles in area, a little smaller than the Gaza strip, with an estimated 40 square miles of open area today. In the recent crisis, Detroit was hit with somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000 foreclosures, due, in large part to the banks’ racist subprime lending practices. The banks targeted African-American and Latino/a communities with the most expensive, lowest quality, but highly profitable subprime loans, which are almost impossible to pay off. In the last census, Detroit lost a quarter million residents, largely due to foreclosures.In March, the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, in which the party plays a major role, organized a national conference to fight for a moratorium. Over 130 activists from a dozen cities attended. Action proposals included organizing for the march on the Democratic National Convention to demand that President Obama use his executive authority to impose a national moratorium on foreclosures and evictions.In early August, housing rights groups, including Moratorium NOW!, held a national meeting in Minneapolis, organized by Occupy Homes. A major concern at the meeting was the increasing role of the government sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in foreclosures and evictions. Fannie and Freddie were taken over by the federal government in 2008, in order to prevent the complete collapse of the U.S. banking industry. Since then, almost $200 billion of taxpayers’ money has been given to these entities, in order to reimburse the banksters for any and all losses.The Minneapolis meeting called for regional and national actions against Freddie and Fannie in September. These demonstrations represented the movement’s qualitative leap forward. In addition to demands to stop all foreclosures and evictions and for a principal reduction, the movement is now demanding “a people’s takeover of the people’s bank,” a reference to the government control of Fannie and Freddie. The demonstrations also demanded that the empty, foreclosed homes be returned to the evicted families or to their communities. We need to pay attention to this development.In Detroit, since the rise of Occupy, we are in a much broader coalition, known as Occupy Detroit Eviction Defense, that also includes union activists and neighborhood groups. In the past year, we have stopped around a dozen evictions through grassroots mobilizations that included packing the courtroom, demonstrations at banks and homes, and daily vigils to guard homes under threat of eviction.More and more families are coming to Eviction Defense meetings to fight for their homes. We are almost beyond our capacity to do home defenses one at a time. This problem is not unique to Detroit. This is happening in other cities, as well.This calls for a national mass struggle for an immediate moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, in combination with a general reduction in mortgage principals to current market values. We need to do what the workers in Spain just accomplished this week. And we need to make this a part of the People’s Power Assemblies.Detroit is also facing severe austerity measures, caused by the foreclosure crisis, due in part to an unprecedented decline in property tax receipts. Just last year alone, Detroit lost $118 million in property taxes on bank-owned properties that the banks refused to pay. So what we have done is tie the municipal debt to the foreclosure crisis.Last spring, we held a demonstration against Bank of America, calling for a moratorium on foreclosures and municipal debt payments. It was probably the first of its kind in this country during this crisis. Over 80 persons participated, and to our pleasant surprise, the chants turned from a demand for a moratorium on debt payments to a demand to cancel the debt! This is a sign of things to come.Fight for a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, and public debt payments!Make the banks pay!Build the People’s Power Assemblies!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
to go further News ZimbabweAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation ZimbabweAfrica Nothing has been heard of Tsvangirai Mukwazhi, a freelance photographer working for the US-owned Associated Press (AP), since Zimbabwean police arrested him on 11 March along with a freelance journalist, also working for AP, Tendai Musiyu.Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa said that Musiyu was being held at the Marlborough police station, while lawyers working for the local branch of the press freedom organisation, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Zimbabwe), said they were continuing to search for Mukwazhi’s place of detention.The two journalists were arrested during a prayer meeting held by the Save Zimbabwe Campaign (SZC) in the working class district of Highfield, brutally put down by police, along with numerous activists and opposition figures, including Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara, leaders of the two factions of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). The SZC is a collective grouping churches; opposition parties, including the MDC; non-governmental organisations; the trade unions and student bodies opposed to Robert Mugabe’s government. The same day, the former editor of the privately-owned but now defunct Daily News, Luke Tamborinyoka, was badly beaten by police during the demonstration organised at the Zimbabwe Grounds, leaving him with cuts and a bruised back. “Nothing can justify keeping arrested journalists in custody,” the press freedom organisation said. “For several years the Zimbabwean government has been using the police to silence those who criticise it and those likely to report on their behaviour. This intolerance, which is not new, must continue to be fought,” it said. News News Reports Receive email alerts Two freelance journalists who were arrested when police broke up an opposition demonstration in Harare on 11 March, photographer Tsvangirai Mukwazhi and reporter Tendai Musiyu, were freed yesterday evening along with opposition activists who had been arrested at the same time. Both are contributors to the Associated Press news agency.Mukwazhi had been held at the Avondale police station in Harare along with Arthur Mutambara, the leader of one of the two factions of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). He and Musiyu were taken late yesterday before a Harare court, which released them and several dozen activists after the prosecutor failed to show up.Mukwazhi’s lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, said he was beaten while in custody but was not badly hurt, unlike some of the demonstrators who had been arrested at the same time.———–13.03.2007 – Two journalists arrested, a third beaten as police crush opposition ralliesReporters Without Borders today called for the release of two freelance journalists, arrested while covering an opposition demonstration two days ago in the capital Harare. It also protested against a brutal beating police meted out to a former editor. November 12, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Zimbabwe Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail March 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court frees two journalists arrested at 11 March demonstration The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information September 1, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell RSF_en
Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business: Marketing Column Ellenâ€™s Silkscreening Makes its Mark on Pasadena With numerous awards to its name and a history of excellence under its belt, never has a silk screening business made a mark as indelible as Ellenâ€™s. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, July 26, 2013 | 2:13 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * When Ellen Daigle took some courses on sign painting to work at home while watch over her children in 1978, silk screening was just one of the subjects she studied. Working out of her garage and going door-to-door to sell her services; she was able to open her first location in South Pasadena after six years of hard work and shrewd entrepreneurial skills.Then, after securing a contract to supply shirts for the summer Olympic Games of 1984 Ellenâ€™s Silkscreening hit it big and it hasn’t looked back since.Located at 1500 Mission St., South Pasadena, Ellenâ€™s Silkscreening serves the Pasadena, greater Los Angeles area, and surrounding San Gabriel Valley. With Ellen mentoring her own knowledgeable and talented staff over the years, you can only expect the best customer service to offer you creative solutions for whatever silkscreening needs you might have.Being in business for over 35 years, Ellenâ€™s Silkscreening bases its success on customer satisfaction, with 80% of its business being return customers and referrals. Ellenâ€™s also provides a boutique service with competitive pricing for its quality products, and with all its printing, embroidery and art done in-house, Ellenâ€™s can turn things around in 24 hours if need be.Backing up the company’s commitment to excellence are the various awards it has received over the years including the Press Magazine National Industry Award for Ethics & Excellence, Pasadena Star News “#1 Silkscreener in Pasadena” award, and it has been named one of the top 100 women-owned businesses in Los Angeles County by the LA Business Journal in 2012, 2007, 2005, 2000 and 1999.Aside from her successful business, Ellen is also known for her work in the community. She is active in local politics and is one of the founding members of WISPPA, a women’s political group.A champion of local arts and culture, Ellen often takes the lead in projects for the betterment of the community at large. Additionally, Ellen has been on the Parks and Recreation commission for 8 years, with 2 of those years as the chair. She also served on the Community Redevelopment Commission for 4 years, and is currently on the Public Safety Commission.For her work in the community, Ellen has won several awards including: Woman of the Year awarded by Congressman Adam Schiff, Women in Business awarded by State Assembly member Anthony Portantino and State Senator Carol Liu, Business Life Magazine Woman Achievement and many more.In the world of silkscreening, few can match the quality and success of Ellenâ€™s Silkscreening. With Ellen Daigleâ€™s work in the community, she is one of Pasadenaâ€™s best and brightest. Combining the two worlds may seem counter intuitive, but Daigle has shown that it is possible to succeed both in business and in community service.An indelible mark, indeed.To learn more about Ellenâ€™s Silkscreening, visit http://www.ellenssilkscreening.com or call (626) 441-4415 for more information. Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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Twitter Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – December 30, 2020 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Odessa’s Tech campus plans more vaccinesBenton: Community cannot stop prevention measures yet TAGS Local News Pinterest Medical students returning to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Odessa campus next week will need to do more than purchase new textbooks, they will also get in line for the first of two COVID-19 vaccinations. About 40-50 of the school’s returning medical students are expected to receive the first of two vaccines, Dr. Timothy Benton, who is regional chairman of the school’s Family and Community Medicine Department, said. “We’ve administered 50 doses since Monday when we received our (vaccine) supply,” Benton said Wednesday afternoon. “Following CDC regulations the first people we vaccinated were frontline providers, which included our physicians, nurses and clinic support staff. “We’re almost through with most of our front-line providers. Some employees are on vacation and will be offered the vaccine when they return.” The school received an initial shipment of 200 vaccine doses of Moderna on Monday, Benton said. Several of the school’s front-line medical providers received their first vaccine shots last week thanks to Odessa’s Medical Center and Midland Memorial hospitals, which offered to share their vaccine supplies, Benton added. “Among those we’ve vaccinated, no one has experienced any serious side effects,” Benton said. “One person experienced mild COVID symptoms, but that’s to be expected. “That’s actually a good sign because it shows the body’s immune system is responding to it. It’s priming the pump, if you will.” Once school medical staff finish vaccinating first-responder healthcare staff and medical students they will begin offering the vaccine to laboratory, nurse and other support staff. Any remaining doses would then be offered at nursing homes and to other high-risk residents. “With 200 doses, I’m not sure how far it will last,” Benton said. “We’re hoping to receive additional shipments from the state so that we can help vaccinate the community, but at this time we don’t have any confirmation that we will receive more. MCHS and Odessa Regional Medical Center received vaccine shipments Dec. 21 and combined with Midland Memorial Hospital have since vaccinated more than 2,000 people in both communities, hospital officials have reported. “Several thousand doses have been distributed in the past week,” Benton said. “That’s a great start achieving community immunity. That’s the way to get control of this virus. “But we’re still months away from vaccinating 60-70 percent of the community, which is what’s really needed to reach immunity.” Benton said the current vaccination treatment requires two shots over a two-month period. “You have to receive the second dose before you get immunity,” Benton said. “So that doesn’t mean we should start moving away from wearing masks, following social distance guidelines and frequently washing our hands. Everyone needs to keep doing this.” Benton said the University’s Odessa campus has experienced very few coronavirus cases among students and employees since the outbreak began. “We were proactive very early on,” Benton said. “We very quickly set up our support staff to work remotely. But even after everyone returned to campus, we’ve followed safety protocols and have not had any problems.” Previous articleStephen Moore mug.jpgNext articleOAT01xx21_ALookBack2020_01.jpg Digital AIM Web Support
News UpdatesRajya Sabha Clears Bill To Regulate Allied & Healthcare Professions; Establish National Commission & State Councils Akshita Saxena16 March 2021 7:43 AMShare This – xThe Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020, to regulate and standardise the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals in India. Introduced by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on September 15, 2020, the Bill brings 56 allied and healthcare services into 10 categories….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020, to regulate and standardise the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals in India. Introduced by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on September 15, 2020, the Bill brings 56 allied and healthcare services into 10 categories. These broadly include professional categories such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmic Sciences, Nutrition Sciences, Medical Laboratory and Life Sciences, Medical Radiology, Imaging and Therapeutic Technology, Medical Technologists and Physician Associates, Trauma, Burn Care and Surgical / Anesthesia related Technology, Community Care and Behavioral Health Sciences and Health Information Management and Health Informatics. While introducing the Bill, the Health Minister said that whereas doctors, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, etc, are regulated by their own regulatory bodies, a proper structure for development and maintenance of standards of services and education of allied and healthcare professionals through a National Regulatory Body has been long overdue.The Statement of Objects annexed to the Bill states:”With the advancement in the health sector, changing preferences of consumers and service providers, it is now warranted to create a fresh vision of healthcare delivery with a patient-centric approach and focus on moving to a multi-disciplinary team-based care. This has necessitated the need to implement new ways of deploying health workers, strengthening the workforce by task-shifting models and improving access to quality services through qualified and competent allied and healthcare professionals” Therefore, it contemplates establishment of a National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions and Councils at the State-level. Salient Features The Bill specifies Allied and healthcare professions in the Schedule annexed to the Act. An Allied health professional includes an associate, technician or technologist who is trained to perform any technical and practical task to support diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease, injury or impairment, and to support implementation of any healthcare treatment and referral plan recommended by a medical, nursing or any other healthcare professional. Such professional should have obtained a diploma or degree under this Bill, the duration of which should be at least 2,000 hours spread over a period of 2-4 years. A Healthcare professional includes a scientist, therapist or other professional who studies, advises, researches, supervises or provides preventive, curative, rehabilitative, therapeutic or promotional health services. Such professional should have obtained a degree under this Act, the duration of which should be at least 3,600 hours spread over a period of 3-6 years. National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions The Bill proposes to set up a National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions to consist of a Chairperson;a Vice-Chairperson;5 members at Joint Secretary level representing various Central Ministries/ their Departments;1 representative from the Directorate General of Health Services;3 Deputy Directors or Medical Superintendents appointed on a rotational basis from amongst medical institutions including AIIMS, Delhi and AIIPMR, Mumbai;12 part-time members representing State Councils, charitable institutions, etc. Functions The Commission will perform the following functions: frame policies and standards for regulating education and practice, create and maintain an online Central Register of all registered professionals, provide basic standards of education, courses, curriculum, staff qualifications, examination, training, maximum fee payable for various categories, and provide for a uniform entrance and exit examination, among others. Professional Councils The Commission is also required to constitute a Professional Council for every recognised category of allied and healthcare professions. Such Councils will consist of a President and 4-24 members, representing each profession in the recognised category. State Councils Apart from a National Commission, the Bill also contemplates establishment of Councils at State-level, within six months from the passage of the Bill, to regulate allied and healthcare professionals. The State Councils will consist of: a Chairperson with at least 25 years of experience in the field;1 member representing medical sciences in the state government;2 members representing state medical colleges;2 members representing charitable institutions;2 members from each of the recognised categories of allied and healthcare professions, nominated by the state government. Functions The State Councils will: enforce professional conduct and code of ethics to be observed by allied healthcare professionals,maintain respective State Registers,inspect allied and healthcare institutions, and ensure uniform entry and exit examinations. That apart, the State Council has also been empowered to give prior permission for establishing a new institution, opening new courses, increasing the admission capacity, or admitting a new batch of students to existing institutions. If such permission is not sought, then any qualification granted to a student from such an institution will not be recognised under the Bill. Offences Chapter VII of the Bill deals with offences and penalties. It prescribes that no person is allowed to practice as a qualified allied and healthcare practitioner other than those enrolled in a State Register or the National Register. Any person who contravenes this provision will be punished with a fine of Rs 50,000. Cognizance of offences Section 60 of the Bill provides: No court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Bill except upon a complaint made by the Central Government, the State Government, the Commission, or the State Council, as the case may be. It further ousts a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate from trying cases under this law. Parliamentary Debate Many members said that the Bill steps in the right direction to regulate and standardize and important yet unregulated medical field. Some concerns and suggestions set forth during the debate are as follows: Budgetary support to Healthcare services in India is very low and the Government should increase allocation for the same;The duration of 3-6 years for educational courses for healthcare professionals offers a huge window and is silent as to the provision for internships. Inadequate training and internships may weaken the quality of healthcare services;The Bill binds all States to form State Councils. However, each State must be given enough autonomy to take a decision on this aspect on their own, given that Healthcare structure is not same in every State;Inclusion of medical physicist as an allied healthcare professional under the Bill is not viable since their job description is different from allied healthcare workers. Even International Labour Organization recognizes medical physicist as health professionals, and not allied professionals. Furthermore, they are already regulated by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. Quick SummaryThe Bill provides for: constitution of a National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions for regulation and maintenance of standards of education and services;constitution of Professional Councils for every recognised professional category to frame policies and standards for the governance of allied and healthcare related education and professional services and to regulate their professional conduct; constitution of a National Allied and Healthcare Advisory Council to advice Commission on the issues relating to allied and healthcare professionals; constitution of State Councils for ensuring the coordinated and integrated development of education and maintenance of standards of delivery of services; constitution of the Under-graduate Allied and Healthcare Education Board, Post-graduate Allied and Healthcare Education Board, Allied and Healthcare Professions Assessment and Rating Board and Allied and Healthcare Professions Ethics and Registration Board for regulating the standards of allied and healthcare professionals; create and maintain an up-to-date online and live Central Register and State Register of allied and healthcare professionals; ensuring development of basic standards of education, courses, curricula, facilities, assessment, examination, training, maximum fees etc.; uniform entry examination with common counselling for admission into allied and healthcare institutions; uniform exit or licensing examination for professional practice and National Teachers Eligibility Test for academicians;strategic framework for rational deployment of skilled manpower, performance management systems, task shifting and associated career development pathways;basic standards framework for machineries, materials and services;constitution of committees by engaging independent experts for technical advice related to any of the professions.Click Here To Download Bill Read BillSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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