Orlando, Fla. - December 09, 2014 - Michael L. Smith, a senior attorney with The Health Law Firm, served as a member of the legal panel during the inaugural Florida Telehealth Summit on Friday, December 5, 2014. Mr. Smith was selected to discuss the legal considerations and potential repercussions of Telehealth.Mr. Smith spoke on licensure requirements for telehealth practitioners as well as the scope of practice and general restrictions in this modern and evolving field of medicine. He provided an overview of Florida rules for telehealth and suggested policies and procedures health care professionals should take to protect themselves against legal liability. Mr Smith's presentation also covered sensitive topics to the health care field such as malpractice and patient privacy violations that correlate to the use of telehealth.The Florida Telehealth Summit served as an opportunity for key telehealth stakeholders to host collaborative discussions regarding the growth and direction of the telehealth field. The presentations addressed the impact of telehealth on Florida health care from a variety of industries and viewpoints.With offices in Florida and Colorado, The Health Law Firm exclusively represents health care providers. Services provided by the firm include representation in Department of Health (DOH) investigations, reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, professional license and credential defense, representation at formal and informal administrative hearings, peer review defense, Medicare and Medicaid audits, formation of corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs), medical board hearings and other matters of Health Law.For more information about The Health Law Firm, visit http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com.For printable, downloadable photos of Mr. Smith, visit: http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/resources/online-press-kit.html.
About The Health Law FirmThe Health Law Firm was established in 1999, bringing together a team of experienced attorneys with decades of work in the legal and healthcare fields. With offices in Florida and Colorado, the firm represents healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, dentists, mental health professionals and other licensed health professionals and entities. For more information about The Health Law Firm, visit our website at http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com.
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