Technology / Television (TV) / Satellite Home Viewer Act (SHVA): The Satellite Home Viewer Act (SHVA) was originally passed in 1988, and later amended in 1994 and 1990. Its purpose is to protect the copyright area of local network affiliates. It allows directv and Dish Network to provide customers with national networks only if they are not capable of receiving their local network affiliates through the use of a rooftop antenna and have not received network affiliated stations via cable within the past 90 days. Directv and Dish Network have specific geographic areas that qualify for these national network feeds. The amendments in the SHV-Act of 1999 allows directv and Dish Network to offer local network affiliated stations to their customers. If the local networks are not offered, customers must still meet the above criteria to receive the national networks. For more information, please visit the FCC website.
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Business / Human Resources (HR) / Newborns And Mothers Health Protection Act (NMHPA) Of 1996: Requires a minimum length of hospital confinement in conjunction with childbirth. This requirement applies to health plans and health insurance companies that provide hospital stays for childbirth in MORE
Health / Health Insurance / Newborns And Mothers Health Protection Act (NMHPA): A federal law which mandates that coverage for hospital stays for childbirth cannot generally be less than 48 hours for normal deliveries or 96 hours for cesarean births. MORE