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Michael Byrd and Alex Thiersch Speak at AmSpa Boot Camp in Los Angeles, CA

Michael Byrd and Alex Thiersch presented at the Los Angeles, California AmSpa Medical Spa Boot Camp on April 22, 2017, regarding important legal considerations anyone opening or running a medical spa (“medspa”) should understand. They covered topics such as choice of entity, ownership rules, delegation of duties, and privacy considerations from both a patient safety […]

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ByrdAdatto to Present to Plastic Surgeons at ASAPS 2017

Michael Byrd, Bradford Adatto, and Alex Thiersch will present to plastic surgeons in multiple sessions at the 2017 annual meeting for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (“ASAPS”) held in San Diego April 27 through May 2, 2017. On Monday, May 1, Michael, Brad, and Alex will speak on a panel addressing “Hot Legal […]

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Texas Legislature Considers Bill to Update Physician-Related Investigations and Resolution Process

The Texas Legislature convenes every 2 years and is currently in its 85th session. Texas House Member Bill Zedler authored and introduced House Bill (“HB”) 537 last December, and it is now being reviewed by the Public Health Committee (of which Rep. Zedler is also a member). HB 537 seeks to amend the section of […]

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Happy Birthday, Robert Fisher!

Today ByrdAdatto celebrates Robert Fisher’s birthday. We surprised him with warm Tiff’s Treats that he was required to juggle in honor of it also being International Juggler’s Day. Don’t quit your day job, Robert! Happy Birthday again from your ByrdAdatto family!

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The Devil is in the Details: Patient Medical Record Requirements when Treating for Chronic Pain

On August 4, 2015, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) amended Title 22, Section 170.3 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) to combat pill-mills.  While these changes were both necessary and laudable considering the U.S.’ escalating opioid abuse epidemic, the practical (and unavoidable) consequence is that strict compliance with the law becomes more difficult for good […]

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Bradford Adatto and Michael Byrd to Speak at UT Southwestern Resident Professional Day

On Friday, April 14, 2017, Bradford Adatto and Michael Byrd will speak to plastic surgery residents at the UT Southwestern Medical Center about preparing for the business side of medicine. The discussion topics will include an overview of the medical services industry in general; issues residents will face upon completing residency; a primer on contracts […]

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