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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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Physician Assistants Scope of Practice Expansion in Florida

By: Arlette Rodriguez   Just as is the case with Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, the Florida Legislature has recognized that Physician Assistants (PA) are capable of performing certain health care activities that they were previously prohibited from performing. The changes are largely administrative and does not significantly increase the independent clinical services that they may provide to a patient. On June 29, 2021, the governor approved House Bill 431, which expands the scope of practice for Physician Assistants. The provisions set forth in the House Bill 431 took effect on July 1, 2021. The following is a non-exhaustive list of some of the...

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Jones Health Law Podcast: Episode 7 – Seeing Things Clearly with Ophthalmologist, Dr. Sergio Morello, Jr., M.D.

In this episode we are discussing Ophthalmology with Sergio Morello, Jr., M.D.! Dr. Morello has been practicing Ophthalmology for over 30 years in both his native Brazil as well as the United States. Dr. Morello recently partnered with a colleague to open South Florida Eye Health with locations in Sunrise and Aventura, Florida. During our discussion, Dr. Morello discussed a range of topics including: (1) Growing up in Brazil with a family of physicians and then moving to the United States to practice Medicine; (2) distinctions between Ophthalmologists and Optometrists; (3) a typical day in the office and the types...

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Arlette Rodriguez is our 2021 Summer Intern

Arlette Rodriguez is a rising 2L at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. Arlette is Cuban-American and is fluent in Spanish. She will be joining Jones Health Law as our 2021 Summer Intern. Internships at Jones Health Law are designed to give our interns the tools that they will need to successfully practice law once he or she graduates from law school. Here are a few things that you should know about Arlette: Where Are you from? Arlette was born in Cuba and moved to Miami, Florida where she has lives since she was about one year old. Why did you decide that...

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Jamaal Jones is voted the “Most Valuable Member” by the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar

Jamaal R. Jones, Esq. received the inaugural "Most Valuable Member" award by the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar for 2020-21. Mr. Jones also received recognition for serving as the Health Law Section's Editor-in-Chief for 2020-21. It's a huge honor to be recognized by one's peers and Mr. Jones thanks all of those who voted to bestow him with this award.  ...

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Jones Health Law Podcast: Episode 6 – Healing Conversation with Acupuncturist Olivia Gold

In this episode we are discussing acupuncture with Olivia Gold, A.P., Dipl.O.M.! Ms. Gold a NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and runs her own practice called Gold Point Acupuncture. During our discussion, Ms. Gold discussed a range of topics including: (1) Her training and what it's like studying Chinese medicine, the pros & cons of being an acupuncturist, and what a typical day is like in the office for her; (2) she defines acupuncture and the other types of Chinese medicine; (3) myths about acupuncture and how she educates clients on the difference between western...

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