W. Kenneth Davis Jr., a partner in the Firm's Health Care Practice, was quoted in Medicare Compliance Alert ("Imaging joint ventures are a ticking Stark time bomb," May 15, 2006) regarding the impact on imaging joint ventures of nuclear medicine and PET scans  being added  to the list of designated health services under the Stark Law. In the article, Mr. Davis says that many physician-investors are waiting until the last minute to divest their shares or restructure arrangements, in the hope that Congress will extend the deadline or grandfather-in existing ventures which include the newly covered services.  He notes, however, that such Congressional relief is not likely.