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Court Quashes Emergency Suspension Order of Nurse’s License: How is this Possible?

Last summer a Court in Tallahassee overruled the Department of Health and “quashed” or invalidated an Emergency Suspension Order of a Florida nurse’s license.  In otherwords, DOH suspended a nurses license on an emergency basis and an appeals court reinstated her license.  How did this happen? I.                 Background Under Florida law, the Department of Health […]

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Can allegations of health care fraud effect my license??

Doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physical therapists, and other licenses health care providers are subject to harsh penalties under state and federal law if found by the government to have engaged in health are fraud.   A.        What is health care fraud? Generally speaking, the term “fraud” means deceit, trickery, or misrepresentation perpetrated for […]

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Should You Respond to a letter from a DOH Investigator?

I often get calls to my law office from licensed health care professionals who have received a letter from an Investigator with the Florida Department of Health advising of a complaint that has been lodged against them. The letter goes on to invite them to submit a written response, within either twenty (20) or forty-five […]

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