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Author: Jamaal R. Jones, Esq.

Jones Health Law > Articles posted by Jamaal R. Jones, Esq.

Mr. Jones Attends Health Law Executive Council Meeting in Sarasota

On January 17, 2019, Jamaal R. Jones attended the Florida Bar Health Law Section’s Executive Council Meeting in his capacity as Executive Council member and Chair of the Communications and Technology Committee. Many things were discussed during the meeting including updates the Health Law Section’s website, updates to the Health Law Section’s Bylaws, legislative updates and more. The meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota and Chart House Longboat Key. ...

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AHCA Application for Exemption from Disqualification

If you are reading this article it means that you have probably received a letter from the Agency for Healthcare Administration (“AHCA”) stating that they have uncovered criminal offenses that disqualify you from working for a health care provider. AHCA may have uncovered this offense a result of background screening submitted as part of the employment process for a health care provider and/or participation as a Medicaid provider. This applies to clinical staff as well as facility owners, administrators and chief financial officers and those seeking enrollment as a provider in the Florida Medicaid program. Fear not, because you may be eligible to file an Exemption from Disqualification if...

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What to do if I Received an AHCA Administrative Complaint or Notice of Intent?

Why did I receive this Administrative Complaint or Notice of Intent? If you have received an Administrative Complaint from the Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”) it means that they are alleging that your healthcare facility (i.e. Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, or Home Health Agency) has violated one or more sections of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Administrative Code, or both. AHCA will then make the argument that because you have violated these laws that your facility’s license should be revoked or suspended and you may be required to pay an administrative fine. Typically, you have 21...

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Mr. Jones Attends Health Law Executive Council Meeting in Cocoa Beach

On September 13, 2018, Jamaal R. Jones attended the Florida Bar Health Law Section's Executive Council Meeting in his capacity as Executive Council member and Chair of the Communications and Technology Committee. Many things were discussed during the meeting including updates the Health Law Section's website, updates to the Health Law Section's Bylaws, legislative updates, student stipends, and more. The meeting was held at the Hilton Cocoa Beach.  ...

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Can a Registered Nurse Administer Botox?

Those who run med spas, dental or dermatology practices are concerned about whether a registered nurse on staff can administer Botox without their direct supervision. Allowing them to do so would free up the physician’s schedule so that he can perform other procedures that his personnel is not permitted to do. According to the Florida Board of Medicine, there are no laws and rules that address who can and cannot administer Botox injections in the state of Florida. However, a 2017 Board of Nursing case[1] involved a Florida licensed Registered Nurse who was alleged to have violated Florida Statutes 456 and/or 464....

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Tips for Buying and Leasing Medical Office Space

When it comes to running a doctor’s office, you can either lease or purchase a commercial property to practice from, but how do you know which option is best for you? Finding the right space for your medical practice can be a tedious, expensive and very stressing. Our job is to help physicians and other healthcare professionals make the right real estate decisions when it comes to commercial space and planning for their practice....

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