The measure, signed into law last week, takes effect Aug. 28, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Hawaii, Missouri, and Washington, D.C.
- District of Columbia: HHS has named Jose Arrieta as its new permanent CIO. Arrieta has been working as the agency's associate deputy assistant secretary for acquisition since January 2018. Arrieta will replace Ed Simcox, who has been working as HHS' acting CIO since Beth Killoran was let go from the position in August 2018 (Schneider, FCW, 5/23).
- Hawaii: Hawaii Pacific Health is planning to open three new clinics this summer. The openings—in Kapolei, Honolulu, and Kauai—are the first of five new clinics and expansions Hawaii Pacific has planned as part of a $35 million investment in primary care services by the health system (Magin, Pacific Business News, 5/24).
- Missouri: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) on Friday signed into law a bill that will ban abortion care after eight weeks of pregnancy, except in medical emergencies. The law does not make exceptions for cases of rape or incest. Under the law, which is slated to take effect Aug. 28, doctors who provide abortion care after eight weeks could face up to 15 years in prison (Anapol/Hellmann, The Hill, 5/24; AP/Los Angeles Times, 5/24).
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