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SUPPORT Act: Why Laboratories Are Scratching Their Heads

Clinical laboratories are concerned with numerous regulatory issues when it comes to compliance, but with the recent passage of the SUPPORT Act, not only is there one more law but this one has left laboratories scratching their heads as to what it means. In an effort to combat the opioid crisis, President Trump signed into […]

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MedSpa Enforcement Continues in the Houston Area

Last month we covered an arrest of a Houston area LVN who was injecting Botox in a MedSpa (see original post here).  Now this past week saw a new development.  The first line of this story from the local ABC affiliate in Houston says it all: “A licensed cosmetologist is the latest person arrested in […]

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Michael S. Byrd to Present on the Basics of a Medical Director Contract via Webinar

This Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Michael Byrd will present on the basics of medical director agreements via webinar for the American Med Spa Association (“AmSpa”).  The one-hour webinar will address key facets of medical director agreements, including ownership structures, physician-patient relationships, and issues with delegation and treatment. If you are interested in attending, this live […]

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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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123’s 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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