The scenario of today’s healthcare industry in Florida is marked by complex legal and regulatory issues. If you are being subjected to a review of your medical license by the Florida State Board or your health care facility faces action involving your ability to practice in your field, you need advice and help from lawyers who understand the complexities of healthcare industries and its legal proceedings.
Our Tampa health care attorneys have decades of experience in the health care and legal fields. We know how crucial your ability to practice in the medical field is to you as healthcare professionals. We focus on helping our clients to preserve their careers and businesses in the healthcare industry.
IMUDIA LAW provides healthcare law services to professionals across Florida.
Healthcare service providers and suppliers face unique challenges and need attorneys who understand both the rules & regulations and business of healthcare that must be followed to flourish in the healthcare industry.
We represent the following healthcare providers and suppliers, but not limited to:
IMUDIA LAW provides legal help and services to individuals, professionals, and businesses. One of the areas of law where IMUDIA LAW excels is healthcare law. Our services are not just focused on one medium but cover several healthcare areas which include but not limited to:
Obtaining a license to practice medicine or healthcare services in Florida can be a time-consuming and complex process. Two state government agencies are the major regulators of healthcare in Florida.
Depending on the healthcare profession for which you are seeking a license, you will require to go through several steps made necessary by the appropriate Florida entity. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is the regulating and licensing authority of healthcare facilities whereas the Department of Health (DOH) is the primary agency responsible for disciplining and licensing health care professionals. Almost every type of healthcare professional has a different licensing board.
As healthcare professionals must be registered and licensed through different boards, they have to undergo disciplinary proceedings before different boards depending on their field. Disciplinary proceedings regarding medical professionals can be extremely complex, and it is essential to hire an experienced and professional Florida defense lawyer. Our team of attorneys at IMUDIA LAW are well-versed and hold years of experience in dealing with disciplinary services.
Today, healthcare professionals are under more scrutiny than ever before. You may become the target of the threatening investigation which may cost you your professional license. Our attorneys can legally represent you to protect your rights and mitigate the damage that has been done to your reputation.
The board may deny your application for the license and you are given the right to appeal the decision. Our experienced health care attorneys can help you with mapping out your possible solutions.
If you are unfortunate enough to receive an administrative complaint as a licensed health care professional, it is one of the scariest things you will ever get. Realizing your license is in jeopardy, your job may be at risk and your reputation could be tarnished, may give you sleepless nights.
In Florida Statutes, the state has set forth the Administrative Procedure Act in Chapter 120, modeled after the federal Administrative Procedure Act with certain limitations. A licensee is granted a ‘due process’ which means a notice along with an opportunity to be heard. Professional licenses require due process before they can be revoked as they are protected property interests.
Administrative complaints in Florida against doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are filed by the DOH on behalf of the associated board i.e., Board of Medicine, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Nursing, and others. Administrative hearings are held before a judge with theDivision of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) or your professional board, depending on the type of hearing elected by you.
Florida informal hearings are for the scenarios when there are no disputed facts. In this case, you agree with the agency’s statement or position of charges held against you. This means you are giving your consent for all the conclusions stated by the agency. The only matter left open is the decision of final punishment and how it should be carried out. In this hearing, the agency allows you to present only mitigating factors that may affect the discipline or punishment appropriate in the case.
At Florida’s formal administrative hearing, you are disputing material facts in the case and mentioning the facts that you are disputing. Disciplinary cases against a professional license are considered to be penal or quasi-criminal. So, you have all the same rights a criminal would have in a criminal trial. Formal hearings are held before the administrative law judge. They are used when the facts are in dispute and the licensee wants justice.
Our Florida medical defense attorneys represent physicians before state licensing divisions, administrative courts, and the board of medicine and nursing. We believe that all healthcare professionals should have the right to be innocent until proven guilty. For this reason, we will protect your license, reputation, as well as your career and assets. We understand the impact of disciplinary action on the career of physicians and nurses, at the time of the allegations and also years after.
Healthcare risk management comprises the clinical and administrative processes, systems, and reports employed to uncover, monitor, mitigate, assess, and prevent risks in health care institutions. Healthcare organizations employ risk management to systematically and proactively safeguard the interests of patients as well as the assets, accreditation, brand value, and reimbursement levels of the institution.
You need to deploy healthcare risk management to focus on the key role of patient safety and minimization of the medical errors that endanger an institution’s ability to achieve its aim and protection against financial liability.
With the advancement in healthcare technologies, fast-paced medical discoveries, and inventions, and ever-changing legal, political, and regulatory climate of the industry, healthcare risk management has become more and more complex. No one would like to be unprepared at the time of crisis.
In order to make informed decisions, you need wise advice and counsel. At IMUDIA LAW, Tampa, Florida, our lawyers assist healthcare institution administrators, risk management staff, and other employees with a broad range of aspects of risk planning and investigation to minimize potential legal exposure. We strive to reduce liabilities and address matters before they become huge problems. Healthcare institutions must practice risk management to prevent any kind of harm to patients and reduce malpractice claims.
The benefit of choosing IMUDIA LAW is the access you have to our risk management unit. Our risk management attorneys help you deal with unattended risks before they cause a considerable amount of damage, including loss of your professional license.
Risks may also come from property, employees, or even the environment. Healthcare providers, whether in a large or small organization, are at risk of exploitation of intellectual property, fraud, breach of governance codes, and more. Therefore, risks cannot be left unattended, which is why opting for our attorneys at IMUDIA LAW is essential for you to benefit from a fully integrated risk management program, allowing you to avoid problems in the long run.
We are here to help you be in compliance and to reduce risks while saving your healthcare operations.
Healthcare professionals constantly face legal and ethical issues in the workplace, putting themselves at risk of burnout. Efforts to catch up with healthcare costs increase pressure on the staff to get more out of less. When healthcare professionals practice ethical principles of justice, autonomy, doing no harm, and doing only good, it can help them resolve difficult situations.
The ethical code of medical professionals states that patients have the right to be informed and know the truth about their medical conditions so that they can choose treatment options and make informed decisions that are in their best interests. The dilemma arises when the healthcare professional and the patient or patient’s family have different opinions on appropriate care. The healthcare provider may be torn between doing well (ethics of beneficence) and respecting the patient’s desires (autonomy). If this matter cannot be resolved, then the judge needs to rule on the issue.
Healthcare professionals need to maintain certain boundaries. Patients are vulnerable and their vulnerabilities must be acknowledged and respected at all times. Professional ethics law forbids any kind of inappropriate connection with patients such as accepting gifts that exceeds the nominal value or dating. If boundaries are crossed and mutual respect is not maintained, then intervention is required.
Health care professionals must follow HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) laws and cannot disclose any kind of patient information. Intentional or accidental disclosure of private information of patients can result in fines, litigation, or even jail time.
These above ethical issues require a learned counsel of attorneys who are well versed with the healthcare ethics and legal proceedings. Our Tampa Healthcare Attorneys help healthcare professionals to maintain and justify their code of ethics and standards of practice.
IMUDIA LAW provides legal representation for healthcare individuals and businesses in matters of injury claims. Whether you are faced with wrongful death or other injury litigation, our Florida Healthcare Lawyers have years of experience required to successfully resolve such claims.
Our focus is to protect our clients’ interests and rights, defending them and resolving matters with the most effective manner, be it negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation. Healthcare professionals face the difficult yet admirable task of treating and healing the sick. The art of medicine is so little understood by the average person that doctors are considered as miracle workers. So, when the patient does not completely heal, doctors become the easy and soft target for blame.
We take pride in defending healthcare professionals. We work hard to protect the livelihoods and reputations of the doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals. Our lawyers defend them against claims of medical negligence and injury claims so that they can just concentrate on their main mission of helping the injured and sick to be well.
IMUDIA LAW Firm has significant experience in defending complex cases. Our clients include physicians, dentists, nurses, podiatrists, chiropractors, hospitals, large multi-specialty medical groups, and other medical professionals as well.
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Regardless of what type of healthcare case may have experienced, attorneys at IMUDIA LAW, Tampa, Florida, are here to help realize your legal rights, protect your professional license, reputation, and your livelihood.
At IMUDIA LAW, our expert Tampa healthcare attorneys can assist you in evaluating your case to determine the options and customize a strategic plan for you.