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Do I need to Register to Perform In-Office Surgeries in Florida

Developments of new drugs and medical technology have enabled physicians to perform treatments and procedures in the comfort of medical offices that were once only able to be performed in hospital settings. To confirm whether obtaining an Office Surgery License is required for your office to perform these surgeries you must carefully examine the rules on office surgeries because they have changed recently.   The Office Surgery Rule On June 25, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 732 into law. This rule provides guidance on how office procedures can be performed. It also delivers certain standards for these offices and requires that...

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How to Open a Group Home for Children, Disabled Persons, and the Elderly in Florida

What is A Group Home? A group home by definition is a residence that offers full time care for those who are unable to care for themselves. Group homes offer assistance for those who are unable to care for themselves due to age or medical disability and can’t be cared for by family members. Group homes are usually smaller than other care facilities with more centralized care and fewer residents (usually 6 beds or under). Typically, 24-hour care and supervision is provided by at least one caregiver around the clock. Group Homes are not typically responsible for the personal care of residents...

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Florida LLC Conversion: Relocating a Business from another state to Florida

Transitioning out of state is a major business decision. As a business owner, there are usually numerous difficult decisions to be made with a permanent or long-term move. Not only can relocating your business to a different state be more convenient, but it can be beneficial for numerous reasons. Benefits of Relocation Some of the potential benefits include: (1) reduced or no state income taxes and (2) paying less for services or merchandise. Fortunately, in Florida the transition is not difficult. Another major benefit to conversion is that the company is allowed to maintain the original Tax ID. For an established company,...

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Can a Florida Licensed Dental Hygienist Administer Anesthesia to Patients Without Supervision?

According to Florida Statute 466.023(1), Only dental hygienists may be delegated the task of removing calculus deposits, accretions, and stains from exposed surfaces of the teeth and from the gingival sulcus and the task of performing root planing and curettage. In addition, dental hygienists may expose dental X-ray films, apply topical preventive or prophylactic agents, and perform all tasks delegable by the dentist in accordance with s. 466.024. The board by rule shall determine whether such functions shall be performed under the direct, indirect, or general supervision of the dentist.   Section (3) of the aforementioned Florida Statute, states that dental hygienists may,...

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Jamaal Jones Guest Speaks at Florida A&M University College of Law

On October 5th from 5-6p.m. Jamaal will be speaking with Florida A&M University College of Law students and others about the various job prospects available to aspiring health law attorneys. In addition to working in private practice, students will find that they can work for health insurance companies, Federal and State Government Agencies, hospitals, as well as privately held and publicly traded companies. Mr. Jones will be joined by other panelists during this webinar.  ...

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Florida Legal Requirements for an Adult Family Care Home

Adult Family Care Homes are Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA” or Agency) licensed facilities that provide care to disabled adults and frail elders in a family-type living environment. These adults choose to live with an individual or a family in a private home. One key distinction between an Assisted Living Facility and an Adult Family Care Home (“AFCH”) is that the Provider must also live in the home, which can be owned or rented by that Provider. The home has to meet the local zoning requirements prior to obtaining the AHCA license. The intent behind the Adult Family Care...

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Jamaal Jones is one of Legacy Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Jamaal Jones has been selected as one of  Legacy Magazine's 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2021. Mr. Jones is extremely honored to have been included in this list alongside other talented and accomplished professionals. He is the only Health Law attorney selected for inclusion in this year's 40 under 40 list. Mr. Jones' image is in the first column of the second row. Here is a direct link to the Digital Copy of the Legacy Miami insert, which was included in August 22, 2021 edition of the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel. ...

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Jones Health Law Podcast: Episode 8 – Mental Health Discussion with Psychiatrist, Dr. Aminata Cisse

In this episode we are discussing Psychiatry with Aminata Cisse, M.D.! Dr. Cisse is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in mental health disorders. Her blog "Am Taar Wellness" offers an integrated approach of holistic healing and traditional psychiatric care, specifically tailored to the needs of women of the African Diaspora.  During our discussion, Dr. Cisse discussed a range of topics including: (1) the distinction between a Psychiatrist and Psychologist; (2) challenges of being a black psychiatrist and for those seeking treatment; (3) a typical day in the office and finding balance; (4) the media's impact on our perception of psychiatry; (5) myths about...

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What are Advance Directives and how they work in Florida?

It’s not unusual for you or a family member to find oneself in a medical emergency where certain critical decisions pertaining to one’s health have to be made expediently. Often times people who are in emergency situations are incapacitated, whether due to legal incapacity (i.e. age), mental health or physical limitations, and are unable to make decisions for themselves. What ensues is a battle between loved ones about who has legal right to make certain decisions about your health. Out of nowhere comes an estranged spouse or distant relative who wants to make decisions that other family members feel they...

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