Ark. AG's new health-care office will handle lawsuits

Legal News Line Nov. 20, 2007, 4:32am

Dustin McDaniel

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has created a separate health-based agency within his office that will also deal with all medical-based litigation. McDaniel said his new health-care bureau would also handle consumer complaints of unfair and deceptive practices against medical groups, AP reported Friday. The AG promised to create such a bureau while on the AG campaign trail last year. The bureau will also coordinate with state and federal healthcare agencies and advise the state governor and legislature on health issues. It will be headed by Assistant Attorney General Jean Block.

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