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Judge warns government to delay new liver policy or risk sanctions
Modern Healthcare

The federal judge tasked with the immediate fate of the nation’s new liver-matching system warned she might hold the government in contempt if it doesn’t immediately halt implementation of the revised policy.

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg threatened the federal government with sanctions if it moves forward with matching livers to transplant candidates in order to prioritize the sickest transplant candidates.

Totenberg scheduled another hearing of the case for May 21, as the bitter legal battle escalates.