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Emergency Suspension Orders from DOH or AHCA: Testing Positive and What to Do About It!

In a typical case, a nurse or other licensed health care professional tests positive for a controlled substance and the Employer alerts either AHCA or DOH.  Usually, it happens as a result of either (1) a pre-employment drug screen or (2) a random drug test done by the Employer. When the results come back positive, […]

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Court Says If you Signed It Then You are Presumed to Have Read It!

Spring Lake, LLC v. Tony Holloway, Florida Second District Court of Appeal, February 1, 2013. Spring Lake operates a rehabilitation center.  This case arose from a wrongful death action involving Jessie V. Holloway, who was a 92 year old resident at the rehabilitation center.  She was in the Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center from August 20, […]

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Health Care Fraud: What You Should Know If You Are a Licensed Health Care Professional in the State of Florida. (Part 2 of 4)

One of the most recent changes to the law in Florida as it relates to fraud and licensed health care professionals is Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes.  This law establishes a number of requirements and directs DOH and the appropriate Board not to license or renew professionals who enter pleas of guilty or nolo contendere to […]

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