Blog - Archive for Professional Licensure Investigations

US Supreme Court Rules There Is No Criminal Liability Under the Controlled Substance Act For Physicians Who Act in Subjective Good Faith

Posted on Health Care Law News, Professional Licensure Investigations July 1, 2022 by Rachel Broughton

 On June 27, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that physicians who act in subjective good faith when prescribing controlled substances to their patients are shielded from criminal liability under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).  This decision will make it much more difficult for prosecutors to convict medical professionals under the CSA Read more →

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Medical License Investigation Against Orthopedic Surgeon Closed with a Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News, Professional Licensure Investigations May 24, 2022 by Parker Eastin

In connection with an investigation by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Firm successfully defended an Orthopedic Surgeon against allegations that he: (1) knowingly ordered and intentionally injected “counterfeit” drugs into certain patients, and (2) ordered a type of physical therapy treatment for all of his patients without regard to diagnosis or medical necessity, Read more →

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Importance of Legal Counsel in Disciplinary Actions Initiated Against Physicians and Other Healthcare Practitioners

Posted on Professional Licensure Investigations May 24, 2022 by Parker Eastin

In order to practice medicine in the state of Florida, a physician must be licensed by either the Florida Board of Medicine or the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Each physician licensed by one of these Boards is subject to disciplinary oversight that is regulated by the state of Florida through the Florida Department of Read more →

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License Investigation Against Allegedly Impaired APRN Closed with a Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Firm News, Professional Licensure Investigations April 11, 2022 by Parker Eastin

The Firm successfully defended an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN/CRNA) against allegations that the APRN was impaired on the job, was diverting anesthesia drugs for the APRN’s own use, and was altering drug counts to cover up the diversion. The Firm investigated the allegations at issue and prepared a rebuttal statement that highlighted evidence that Read more →

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License Investigation Against Physician Concerning Allergy Testing Closed with a Finding of No Probable Cause

Posted on Professional Licensure Investigations October 15, 2018 by Parker Eastin

The Firm successfully defended a physician against allegations that the physician practiced below the standard of care, inadequately supervised his staff, improperly delegated duties, provided medically unnecessary services, and failed to keep adequate records in connection with allergy testing and treatment services, among other things. The Firm investigated the allegations at issue and prepared a Read more →

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