gag rules

gag rules,

in parliamentary procedure, rules limiting or prohibiting free debate on a particular issue. In U.S. history, the term is applied especially to procedural rules in force in the House of Representatives from 1836 to 1844. With the growth of antislavery feeling after the founding of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833, the House was deluged with thousands of antislavery petitions, most of which requested the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. Southerners, with the aid of Northern Democrats, secured passage of the gag rules, which prevented the discussion of antislavery proposals in the House. The fight to secure the right of petition, waged virtually singlehandedly, and brilliantly, by John Quincy Adams, aroused the North, and the gag rules were repealed. They had the effect of strengthening the cause of the abolitionistsabolitionists,
in U.S. history, particularly in the three decades before the Civil War, members of the movement that agitated for the compulsory emancipation of the slaves.
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DePasquale also said that during interviews with state pharmacists, he had been told that some PBMs utilize gag rules that keep pharmacists from telling patients they are overpaying for prescription drugs.
Senator Collins bill ends gag rules that prevent a pharmacist from telling a patient that a prescription is cheaper if the patient pays cash instead of using his or her insurance.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, due to court-imposed gag rules, a source said owners will receive an average of $5,000 in compensation along with the estimated value of the vehicles as of September 2015, before the scandal erupted.
She focuses especially on the furor created by the series of Gag Rules that were passed by Congress in the 1830s to table antislavery petitions, approximately 70 percent of which were signed by women.
In response to the gag rules, petitioners modified their rhetorical approach.
All managed care plans must have a system in place to accommodate enrollee grievances and appeals and are prohibited from issuing gag rules that interfere with patient-provider communications.
"In many cases, there are gag rules written into these contracts," says the ACLU's Weiss.
Then, in "Gag Rules or the Politics of Omission," he serves up a splendid array of instances in which governments' limitations of what will be allowed a spot on the political agenda expand their capacity to govern.
The decision to terminate grants to art critics--a blatantly political act that represents one of the first "Gag Rules" of the Reagan/Bush years--should be reversed.
It would also ban so-called gag rules in contracts between health plans and providers.
I believe gag rules on prisoners are a violation of First Amendment rights generally, but in this instance, they are particularly loathsome.
(3) In California, two initiatives were placed on the ballot to prohibit gag rules and financial incentives to restrict care, set staffing levels, and impose certain requirements on physician evaluations.