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Jones Health Law Podcast: Episode 2 – Fertility Treatment w/ Dr. Jessica Bauer

In this episode we do a deep dive into the fertility treatment process with Dr. Jessica Bauer, a Florida Licensed reproductive endocrinologist a/k/a "fertility doctor". During our discussion Dr. Bauer discussed a myriad of topics including: (1) Her training, women in medical school, the pros & cons of being a doctor, and what a typical day is like for her in the office; (2) the different types of fertility treatments that are available to women today; (3) demographics of women who suffer from fertility issues and the type of activities that could cause fertility issues; (4) mental health considerations, the...

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Jones Health Law Podcast: Episode 1 – Health Insurance

We have officially released our very first podcast episode! Click HERE to listen or below. We call this series "PERSPECTIVES" because the goal is to interview individuals who work as practitioners and professionals in the health care industry and ask them to answer focused questions about the health care industry from their perspective. In future episodes we will interview, healthcare executives, healthcare providers as well as healthcare entrepreneurs.   https://open.spotify.com/episode/2OcJ5K3h0uPluh2cdZEAYL?si=1e_SXnDkTTaJx6MbapILiQ   In this episode we discuss health insurance with licensed health insurance Agent, Oxana "Oxanacare" Parfenova. She discusses the (1) challenges of being a Health Insurance Agent; (2) how and why she got into the...

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Understanding the Intervention Project for Nurses Monitoring Contract

If you are a nurse (i.e. LPN, RN, APRN, etc) and have decided to participate in the Intervention Project for Nurses (“IPN”) you will first have to undergo an evaluation, which will include an interview with an IPN approved doctor and a toxicology test. After this evaluation has been completed, IPN may suggest no monitoring or require that you enter into a monitoring contract. Typically, you have roughly two weeks to sign the monitoring contract. Prior to signing the contract, you should thoroughly review the IPN Participant Manual so that you understand the requirements for participation. The last thing you want...

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Registration form for Autonomous Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is Now Available

Great news for Florida licensed Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners. The registration application for Autonomous practice is now available. There is no fee associated with submitting the registration application. Eligibility for registration as an autonomous APRN includes the following: 1. At least 3,000 clinical practice hours under the supervision of an allopathic or osteopathic physician within the past 5 year. These hours may include clinical instructional hours. [See Section 464.0123(1)(c) F.S. for complete requirements]; 2. Three graduate-level semester hours, or the equivalent, in differential diagnosis and 3 graduate-level semester hours, or the equivalent, in pharmacology completed within the past 5 years (documentation required); and  3....

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What is a Professional Limited Liability Company?

By: Marcus Leonard   What is a PLLC? Many people are familiar with limited liability companies (“LLC”) including liability protection and other benefits provided by this type of business structure. Slightly different, a professional limited liability company (“PLLC”) is an LLC formed specifically by those who are licensed to provide professional services. The term “professional service” means any type of personal service to the public which requires someone to obtain a license or other legal authorization to perform such service. Many medical professionals are authorized to form PLLC’s, including chiropractic physicians, dentists, osteopathic physicians, physicians and surgeons, doctors of medicine, doctors of dentistry, and...

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Medical Director Responsibilities in a Florida Healthcare Clinic

By: Marcus Leonard The role of medical directors  Apart from the thousands of screaming fans, the role of a medical director is analogous to the role of the head coach on your favorite sports team as both are undoubtedly invaluable to an organization’s success but are also required to absorb responsibility if expectations are not met. A medical director’s role is so vital because a licensed health care clinic in Florida may not operate or be maintained without the day-to-day supervision of a single medical or clinic director. In Florida, medical or clinic directors are paramount to facilities and clinics maintaining a...

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Does the FDA consider Aromatherapy and Essential Oils a Cosmetic or a Drug?

Essential Oils Product Descriptions: Am I a Cosmetic of a Drug? Whether an aromatherapy product is a cosmetic or a drug under the law is determined by the product’s intended use. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act defines “cosmetics” by their intended use, as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance.” Florida Statute §499.003(12) adopted the FDA’s definition of “cosmetic” verbatim, but further stated that the definition does not include soap. The law doesn’t require cosmetics to have FDA...

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