Medical license renewal and child support

  Medical license renewal and child support Medical license renewal and child support are tied to one another in Illinois. If you are delinquent on child support your medical license renewal can be refused and withheld. While some individuals are months or years behind in child support, a licensed physician may not be more than […]

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Home Health Agencies: Physician Liability and Licensing Issues

Home Health Agencies: Physician Liability and Licensing Issues The increasing popularity and flexibility of home health agencies is making life better for many patients, and for physicians there are special laws and regulations of which to be aware in protecting against license and discipline liability. The rules at the hospital may not apply in home […]

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Physician self-reporting requirements

Physician self-reporting requirements for Illinois-licensed physicians is covered in the Medical Practice Act (“Act”). Within 60 days of adverse action taken against a physician, they must complete and submit a Physician Adverse Action Report to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) Division of Professional Regulation. Illinois physicians have a legal duty to […]

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Online Real Estate Licensing in Illinois

Online real estate licensing makes work easier in Illinois in 2018. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) now uses online real estate licensing in Illinois, an upgrade from paper applications. Not only are licensing applications online, but also the real estate license renewals and applications to transfer from one firm to another […]

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Student loan default: It can cost your professional license

Student loan default can cost your professional or occupational license to practice your profession. Under Illinois law, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) may refuse to issue or renew your license. Who could be affected by the student loan default and licensing law? In addition to healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, […]

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IDFPR: Healthcare licensing podcast with Michael V. Favia

  Today’s podcast interview with healthcare law and licensing attorney Michael V. Favia, focuses on the key purpose and functions of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Doctors, nurses, dentists and similar healthcare professionals should know what to do when communicating with the IDFPR in the event of complaints and disciplinary matters. Illinois […]

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Common injuries and lawsuits seeking compensation for damages

When we are injured at the fault of another we have a right to seek compensation for our damages. Common injuries can include trips and falls at places of business, medical error and malpractice, and injuries from car accidents and public transportation mishaps. When people are injured and contact Michael V. Favia & Associates, we […]

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Important documents in health care planning

As the baby boomer generation retires and focuses on senior health care and planning for the end of life there are unique opportunities for families to make the right preparations to ensure smooth transitions and reduce the struggling of families trying to make the right decision. Our health care law practice includes drafting wills, living […]

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PODCAST: 10 Marketing Tips to Keep Patients Happy and Decrease the Risk of Being Sued

Many health care practitioners think marketing is the sole method to increase the number of patients in a medical practice. Marketing is much more than your collection of brochures and web pages. While our printed materials are important, our brand is really dictated by the opinions of others with whom we interact in our professions. […]

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Facing challenges in documenting medical care

Every healthcare professional knows that, at some point in their medical practice, they may be called on to defend patient care. When time passes and our ability to accurately recall information is diminished we should be able to rely on documentation of events to answer questions. There are practices you can adopt that can make […]

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