News tagged with lawmakers
Italian lawmakers on Wednesday gave their final approval to a law that allows limited use of a controversial type of stem cell therapy which has been condemned by many scientists but has given hope to families of terminally-ill ...
Medical research May 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(AP)—Medical marijuana use in Illinois is now in Gov. Pat Quinn's hands after the state Senate approved legislation.
Other May 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Vermont became on Monday the third US state to legalize physician-assisted suicide.
Other May 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
According to a study in the Sept. issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, overall non-invasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) costs to Medicare Part B dropped 21 percent from 2006 to 2010. The study reveals that m ...
Health Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The top five issues that will impact physicians and patients in 2013 have been identified, according to a report published Dec. 10 by The Physicians Foundation.
Health Jan 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Thirty-eight children from northern Chad have been hospitalised after being vaccinated for meningitis in a government campaign, the health minister said Monday.
Pediatrics Jan 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Sweden will no longer require sex change patients to be sterilised after a law banning the practice entered into force on Thursday.
Health Jan 10, 2013 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Czech lawmakers on Wednesday green-lighted marijuana as a legal medicine for use by patients suffering from serious illnesses.
Medications Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(AP)—Maryland's health secretary is expressing support for a measure to allow medical marijuana in the state.
Medications Mar 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Italy on Tuesday announced plans to raise the legal limit for buying electronic cigarettes to 18 years from a previous 16, citing the high dose of nicotine inhaled when using the smokeless product.
Health Apr 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A new report says the U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year—roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar.
Health Sep 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Connecticut lawmakers are reviewing mental health care following the Newtown school shooting, even though they and the public have little insight into what might have been ailing the 20-year-old gunman.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has joined the Coalition for Accessible Treatments, in support of the Patients' Access to Treatments Act of 2013, which will reduce the out-of-pocket ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Left-wing lawmakers in Germany are threatening to oppose government efforts to keep male infant circumcision legal.
Health Nov 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A group representing Brazilian doctors on Thursday urged federal lawmakers to change the country's restrictive abortion law to allow abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Health Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A legislator (or lawmaker) is a person who writes and passes laws, especially someone who is a member of a legislature. Legislators are usually politicians and are often elected by the people. Legislatures may be supra-national (for example, the United Nations General Assembly), national (for example, the United States Congress), regional (for example, the National Assembly for Wales), or local (for example, local authorities).
The political theory of the separation of powers requires legislators to be different individuals from the members of the executive and the judiciary. Certain political systems adhere to this principle, others do not. In the United Kingdom, for example, the executive is formed almost exclusively from legislators (members of Parliament) although the judiciary is mostly independent (until reforms in 2005, the Lord Chancellor uniquely was a legislator, a member of the executive (indeed, the Cabinet), and a judge).
In continental European jurisprudence and legal discussion, "the legislator" (le législateur) is the abstract entity that has produced the laws. When there is room for interpretation, the intent of the legislator will be questioned, and the court is supposed to rule in the direction it judges to best fit the legislative intent, which can be difficult in the case of conflicting laws or constitutional provisions.
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