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Alert: AB5 Codifies Big Changes in California’s Independent Contractor Classification

California governor Gavin Newsom’s recent signing of Assembly Bill No. 5 (“AB5”) could potentially reclassify millions of independent contractors as employees and dramatically reshape the future of workforces in California. This legislation, in particular, could have far reaching effects on the medical practice industry. What is AB5? AB5 codifies, clarifies, and grants exemptions to a […]

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Robert Fisher and Bala Mohan to Present via Webinar on How to Properly Implement MedSpa Patient Rewards Programs

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Robert Fisher and Bala Mohan will present on the do’s and don’ts of patient rewards programs for the American Med Spa Association (“AmSpa”). The one hour webinar will discuss types of reward programs, pitfalls to avoid, and examples of reward program structures that will keep patients happy and practices compliant. […]

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123s of Business Assessments

We are all familiar with New Year’s resolutions. At the end of each year, we conduct a self-assessment and set goals for ourselves heading into the new year. Slowly (or in some cases the first day) we drift away from those goals only to rinse and repeat at the end of the year. Similarly, businesses […]

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Fake or Real: Medical Estheticians

Fake or Real: I am licensed as a medical esthetician. Fake! Estheticians must practice within the state-promulgated scope of practice and only use titles authorized by their license.   To determine their scope of practice, an esthetician should look to three places: (1) the state laws defining estheticians’ scopes of practice; (2) any rulings or […]

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123s of Medical Weight Loss Clinics

The obesity rate continues to grow, and with it, so too does the competitive world of weight loss centers. What makes medical weight loss clinics stand out in this crowded field is the ability to prescribe medication. Along with pharmacotherapy, these clinics offer other non-surgical solutions, ranging from menu and exercise planning to counseling, all […]

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Texas Medical Board Proposes Changes to Rule 193.17

Alert – Texas Medical Board Proposes Changes to Rule 193.17 In mid-October, the Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) voted to officially propose a set of changes to Texas Administrative Code Rule §193.17—the rule that provides guidance of the delegation of nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedures. However, the TMB chose not to publicly disclose the version it approved […]

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