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Jones Health Law Podcast: Episode 4 – Dose of Reality with Pharmacist Maria Frangos

In this episode we are discussing COVID-19 and prescription medication with pharmacist, Maria Frangos! Ms. Frangos is a licensed pharmacist in the New York City area and works in a private retail pharmacy. During our discussion, Ms. Frangos discussed a range of topics including: (1) Her training, practicing as a woman, the pros & cons of being a pharmacist, and what a typical day is like in the office for her; (2) the evolution of the pharmacy industry; (3) substance abuse and diversion of prescription medication; (4) the long term effects of prescription drug abuse; (5) different types of prescription...

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Jones Health Law Podcast: Episode 3 – Podiatry with Dr. Jemaar Graham

In this episode we get down and dirty with Podiatry! Dr. Jemaar Graham is a Florida licensed podiatrist who treats individuals as well as athletes who suffer from foot injuries and conditions. During our discussion, Dr. Graham discussed a range of topics including: (1) His training, practicing while black, the pros & cons of being a doctor, and what a typical day is like in the office for him; (2) Foot Fetishes and plastic surgery for feet"; (3) myths about podiatry; (4) the most common types of conditions and recovery after serious foot injuries; (5) What type of sneakers should...

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Can Florida Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Register their Autonomous Practice for Primary Care Services?

Recently, the Board of Nursing voted to approve the following revised language for adoption by rule as the definition of “primary care practice”: “Includes physical and mental health promotion, assessment, evaluation, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, inclusive of behavioral and mental health conditions”. This definition would be read in conjunction with Section 464.0123(3), Florida Statutes. The Board also voted to accept the recommendation, also for adoption by rule, from the Council on APRN Autonomous Practice for “standards of practice” as: “Advanced practice registered nurses who are registered pursuant to Section 464.0123, F.S., shall engage...

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Jones Health Law Podcast: What is Health Law?

“Health Law” is broad and interdisciplinary term used to describe an area of legal practice by which certain local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations and other jurisprudence regulate individuals, the health industry, and the delivery and financing of healthcare services. Many national and state boards and associations have created rules and regulations in order to protect rights of the public and those practicing or working in the healthcare industry. While these rules and regulations are not legally binding under the color of the law, many courts view these rules favorably and they hold great weight in courtroom proceedings. Many of...

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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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