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Beware Of the Negative Consequences After Discipline on Your Professional License, Part 1 of 2

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Do you have a medical, pharmacist, counselor, or nursing license in more than one state?  Do you have a license in more than one profession?  Have you been notified that an investigation has been opened against your professional license?  Are you thinking about resigning your professional license or […]

Doctor Acquitted in $85 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Requests Reimbursement of Legal Expenses

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On August 12, 2022, a doctor acquitted in a $85 million Medicare fraud scheme filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York requesting prosecutors cover the legal fees and expenses she incurred. Mayura Kanekar, a Brooklyn-based doctor, claims […]

Exemptions for Employment Disqualification By the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for Health Professionals in Florida

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Florida law requires that health professionals (including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, professional counselors and social workers, among others) obtain a Level 2 background screening prior to working in a facility licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).  This includes third and fourth year medical […]

U.S. Government Renews Coronavirus Public Health Emergency, Extending Health Benefits for Americans

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On July 15, 2022, the United States once again renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency, allowing millions of Americans special access to free tests, vaccines, and treatments. The public health emergency was initially declared in January 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic began. Since then, […]