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Tag: HSA

Law changed to allow medical suits

Law changed to allow medical suits

| 29/04/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Government steered through a critical amendment to the Health Services Authority Law Friday in order to address a clause that has been in the legislation for twelve years and resulted in a shocking court judgment in February preventing a family from claiming damages due to negligence in conne [...]

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HSA helping patients with medication costs

HSA helping patients with medication costs

| 26/04/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority is now providing immediate onsite support to patients who are struggling to pay for medications, which the pharmacy no longer releases without cash up front. Following changes at the hospital to try and improve collections, the authority received significant crit [...]

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CINICO boss confirms AIS no longer processing claims

CINICO boss confirms AIS no longer processing claims

| 15/03/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The CEO of the government-owned insurance company, CINICO, confirmed that it is no longer using AIS Cayman Ltd or its Jamaican parent company, AIS, to verify and clear payments for its clients at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Lonny Tibbetts told CNS that, following a request for proposals in 2 [...]

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Mac files motion to remove doctors’ immunity

Mac files motion to remove doctors’ immunity

| 11/03/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has filed a private member’s motion to amend the Health Services Authority Law, saying that legislators never intended to protect doctors from negligence claims when the law was passed in 2004. McKeeva Bush said section 12 of the law was meant to cover the authorit [...]

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IT manager connected to CarePay contract still on job

IT manager connected to CarePay contract still on job

| 23/02/2016 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The IT manager at the Cayman Islands Hospital, John Thompson, who sent an email to Jeffrey Webb implying he would “blow the lid” on the shady aspects of the corrupt CarePay contract after he suggested he had only received a small payment for his part, is still working at the hospital, Liz [...]

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Watson handed seven-year term

Watson handed seven-year term

| 05/02/2016 | 110 Comments
(CNS): Canover Watson, who was convicted yesterday in the hospital CarePay corruption case, has begun serving a seven-year sentence in HMP Northward after Justice Michael Mettyear delivered his sentencing ruling Friday morning. Based on UK guidelines, the judge handed out concurrent seven-year te [...]

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Watson guilty on five counts

Watson guilty on five counts

| 04/02/2016 | 138 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson (45), has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest, one count of fraud on government and one count of breach of trust in relation to the nine week corruption trial over the lu [...]

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AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

| 01/02/2016
(CNS): The issue of who was behind the local company that secured the lucrative hospital contract was a political issue and not a legal one, Trevor Burke QC said Friday, as he summed up the defence against corruption charges for his client, Canover Watson. He told the jury that the only reason tha [...]

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Evidence ends in Watson case

Evidence ends in Watson case

| 27/01/2016
(CNS): After almost two months in the courtroom listening to the CarePay corruption case, the jury has now heard all the live evidence that will be presented by both the crown and the defence. Canover Watson called just one witness Tuesday on his own behalf. This was to support his claim that he had [...]

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Watson denies helping Webb launder cash

Watson denies helping Webb launder cash

| 22/01/2016
(CNS): Canover Watson accepted under cross-examination in the CarePay corruption trial that he helped Jeffrey Webb, his friend and business partner, to create false documents to send to a US bank but denied helping him to launder money. Going through more documents recovered from Watson’s compute [...]

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Accounts ‘doodling’ incriminates Watson

Accounts ‘doodling’ incriminates Watson

| 21/01/2016
(CNS): Former Health Services Authority Board chair Canover Watson has been asked about a catalogue of apparently incriminating documents over the last few days, as the crown questioned him on the evidence it says shows he is guilty of corruption. But Watson claimed that a set of spreadsheets al [...]

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