Alert: Illinois Proposes Rules Authorizing Full Practice Authority for Certain Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

In 2017, Illinois passed legislation allowing advanced practice registered nurses (“APRNs”) to apply for full practice authority. Nurses who qualify for full practice authority are able to practice independently without the collaboration or oversight of a physician in both their nursing and prescriptive practices. Although Governor Bruce Rauner signed the bill in late 2017 and […]

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Bradford Adatto and Samuel Pondrom presented AmSpa webinar on Dealing with a Medical Board or Nursing Board Investigation

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Bradford Adatto and Samuel Pondrom presented a webinar titled “Dealing with a Medical Board or Nursing Board Investigation” for the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa). The one-hour webinar addressed who can file a complaint, how the investigation will progress and the actions a Board may take as a result of […]

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123s of Emsculpt Laws

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet; but that which we call a cosmetic procedure / By any other name would mean a legal enforcement action. Unless you’ve been living under a fifteenth century rock, you may have noticed the increasing number of […]

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Alert: Texas Botox Arrest Creating Shockwaves to Medical Spas

  Over the past week, the news of enforcement against two medical spas (“MedSpas”), including the arrest of a popular nurse injector and the clinic’s supervising medical director, has created panic within the MedSpa community. The enforcements occurred in the Texas communities of San Antonio and Spring, a city located north of Houston. On November […]

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New Law Provides Affirmative Defense to HIPAA Liability in Data Breaches

In the age of electronic health records, online patient portals, and rapidly expanding telemedicine, there is an ever growing amount of personal and medical information available to be illegally accessed by wrongdoers with keyboards. As a result, federal and state governments and agencies have taken the “stick” approach by penalizing those who fail to protect […]

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Thank You, Veterans

In observance of Veterans Day 2018, ByrdAdatto would like to extend our utmost appreciation to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We specifically want to thank our own veteran, Jim Stanford, for his service to our country. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of fighting in […]

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