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Jamaal Jones Moderates SFMGMA and NAHSE Event

  On August 24, 2017, Jamaal Jones moderated an event that was organized by the South Florida Medical Management Association (SFMGMA) and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). The event was titled "Great Healthcare Leadership Wanted: Navigating Your Career."    The panelists diverse employment backgrounds allowed them to offer very insightful perspectives on climbing the ladder in the healthcare industry. The panelists discussed a broad range of topics such as:   Factors that contribute to the successful ascendancy into high level leadership positions Gaining visibility in the work place & community Building a reputation, effective networking, and navigating the workplace Pursuing...

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Jamaal Jones Attends Palm Beach Pediatric Society Meeting

  On August 30, 2017, Jamaal R. Jones, Esq. attended a Palm Beach Pediatric Society Member's Event. There was a social hour followed by a two-hour presentation titled "Back to School -- It's Time to Sleep! A Medical and Behavioral Approach to Sleep Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents".   The objective for the presentation was for attendees to be able to: (1) Describe how to take a sleep history; (2) Differentiate the categories of sleep disorders; and (3) Summarize the different techniques for evaluation and management of sleep disorders.   The event was held at the West Palm Beach Marriott....

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Negotiating Malpractice Insurance in Physician Employment Contracts

Medical Malpractice Insurance is an essential part of any physician’s practice. According to the American College of Physicians, “Medical Malpractice” insurance is a specialized type of professional liability insurance that covers physician liability arising from disputed services that result in a patient’s injury or death. Injuries may present themselves immediately or at some time in the future. Malpractice insurance requirements will vary depending upon several factors including, but, not limited to how long you have been practicing, the size of your practice, specialty, prior claims filed against you, etc. Many providers receive their malpractice insurance  through their hospital employer while...

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Florida Senate Bill 8A Effect on Physicians’ Medical Marijuana Practices

Under SB8A, a “qualified physician” is a person who holds an active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in compliance with the physician education requirements. In order to be approved as a qualified physician, the physician must successfully complete a 2-hour course and exam by either the Florida Medical Association or the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. The exam will not cost more than $500. This requirement also applies to those seeking to become Medical Directors in medical marijuana treatment centers (“MMTC”)....

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Which Business Structure is Best for my Medical Practice?

Which Business Structure is Best for my Medical Practice? Over the years many providers have come to my office expressing an interest in owning a medical practice, healthcare facility, or healthcare business. During these meetings, it is important to obtain pertinent background information about the healthcare entity followed by a discussion about some of the regulatory and licensing issues that may arise. Equally important is determining how the healthcare entity should be structured for asset protection and tax purposes. A corporate healthcare attorney like myself can determine whether it is best for you to create a corporation, LLC, or an LLP....

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Florida Senate Bill 8-A’s Effect on Physicians’ Medical Marijuana Practices

Background President Trump he has not taken a firm stance publicly in favor of or opposed to the use of medical marijuana. Currently, he intends to leave the medical marijuana issue up to the individual states. The 2016 fiscal year  omnibus appropriations bill appears to be in line with Trump as it contains language prohibiting the Department of Justice from meddling in state medical marijuana laws. According to a Department of Health report, the state registry now has 16,614 patients. A recent state revenue impact study projects that by 2022 there will be approximately 472,000 medical marijuana patients and $542 million in sales. Many activists expect...

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Annual Meeting of The Florida Society of Anesthesiologists

Jamaal R. Jones recently attended the Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. The end goal of the meeting was for participants to: 1. Assess the potential application of emerging issues and advances that affect the practice of anesthesia; and 2. Apply contemporary practice management skills and knowledge of regulatory issues to the efficient and safe delivery of patient care. If you are an Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiologist Assistant, or Nurse Anesthetist and would like to find out the various ways in which Jones Health Law can be of assistance to please contact us!...

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