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You’re Being Investigated by the Florida Department of Health, Now What?

In Florida, the Department of Health is responsible for the licensure, investigation, and prosecution of health care practitioners. Most categories of practitioners are regulated by a specific Board within the Department, such as the Board of Medicine for medical doctors and the Board of Nursing for nurses. When the Department is investigating a licensee, a complaint will be sent by certified mail...

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The Practice of Telemedicine In Florida

THE PRACTICE OF TELEMEDICINE IN FLORIDA Standards for Telemedicine Practice (Rule 64B8-9.0141, Florida Administrative Code) (1) Telemedicine means the practice of medicine by a licensed Florida physician or physician assistant where patient care, treatment, or services are provided through the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications. Telemedi...

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Florida Non-Competes

FLORIDA NON-COMPETES AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS IN HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL PRACTICES By Effie D. Silva and Justin P. Aiello Original article "Restrictive Covenants in Health Care: Are Specialty Groups' and Staffing Companies' Most Important Relationships the Least Protectable in Florida" can be found Here. Open enrollment for health insurance through one of the Affordable Care Act's new onlin...

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Caps on Pain and Suffering

CAPS ON PAIN AND SUFFERING IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS THROWN OUT By Jane Musgrave (Click here for link to original Palm Beach Post article) Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH - In a sweeping indictment of the Florida Legislature's justification for limiting the amount people can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits, the state Supreme Court on Thursday declared the decad...

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