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* The National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association is cohosting a series of webinars with the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action to improve Native American communities' well-being and address health inequities:


* A state audit of California's skilled nursing facilities, which are generally operated by private companies, found many with deficiencies in the quality of care despite large revenue increases from 2006 to 2015:


* Idaho requires abortion providers to tell patients that a medication abortion can be reversed after taking the first of the two drugs in the regimen, despite a 2017 statement by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that the claim is not supported by science. As of July, according to Idaho's Abortion Complications Reporting Act, the state will also require hospitals to provide personal data to the Idaho health department on women experiencing complications of abortion, including age, race, state, and county of residence.


* In May, Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa signed the most restrictive abortion law yet: no abortions may be performed after a fetal heartbeat is detected. She acknowledged that the law is likely to be challenged in court.


* The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will not approve a Kansas request for a lifetime limit on some Medicaid beneficiaries, according to CMS administrator Seema Verma.


* Researchers recently identified the largest cluster of progressive massive fibrosis (or complicated black lung disease) in coal miners, most of whom resided in Kentucky and Virginia:


* As of April 19, Washington, DC, dispatchers may transfer 911 callers with nonemergency illnesses or injuries to a call line with nurses having emergency triage experience.