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Establishing A Mobile IV Therapy Clinic in Florida

Recently, I’ve received several inquiries from doctors, nurses and healthcare entrepreneurs who are considering opening mobile intravenous therapy clinics throughout Florida but have some legal concerns. In the past, there weren’t many Florida laws enacted to significantly regulate IV therapy clinics whether mobile or not and not much has changed over the years. Florida doesn’t have corporate practice of medicine limitations which is attractive for many of these individuals. What is Intravenous Therapy? The administration of intravenous (“IV”) therapy is defined as the therapeutic infusion and/or injection of substances (i.e. supplements, vitamins and minerals) through the venous peripheral system, consisting of activity which includes observing, initiating, monitoring, discontinuing, maintaining, regulating, adjusting, documenting, planning,...

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Jamaal Jones Attends Match Madness with BBBS

On Saturday, March 15, Jamaal R. Jones, Esq. participated in a "Match Madness" event which was organized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. Big Brothers practiced basketball drills and exercises with their Little Brothers and then participated in a basketball game. Mr. Jones has been a Big Brother for over four years and is very active in volunteering for this wonderful organization. ...

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Can a Non-Dentist Own a Dental Practice in Florida?

At Jones Health Law, we receive a lot of inquiries from non-dentists who are looking to own and operate dental practices. Dental offices that are placed in high-traffic areas with good management, a diverse patient population, talented healthcare professionals, and robust marketing and advertising efforts can generate significant revenue even with declining reimbursement rates from insurers. According to the American Dental Association, the average gross billings per dentist for owner dentists in 2017 was $718,790 for a general practitioner and $1,058,630 for a specialist. With numbers like that you can see why a non-dentist might want to open a practice comprised of several dentists and dental hygienists. However, non-dentists...

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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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