Professional Licensing in Illinois

Major Opioid Bust: 60 Doctors and Pharmacists Charged

Illinois doctors, nurses, dentists, and other licensed healthcare professionals trust Chicago IDFPR Michael V. Favia to represent them in court and before state regulatory agencies like the IDFPR. Favia is a former Illinois assistant attorney general and he was also a chief of prosecutions at the formerly named Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Having been the prosecutor, Mike Favia knows what the IDFPR is concerned about and how to represent his clients in their best light.

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Misrepresenting Credentials and Professional Discipline

Misrepresenting Credentials and Professional Discipline

“Professionals should be aware that knowingly or unknowingly misrepresenting or failing to update their credentials when testifying in depositions or in court exposes them to potential discipline. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) takes the position that such misrepresentation is unprofessional and a violation of the Illinois Medical Practice Act. I believe they would take the same position against any professional who misrepresents their credentials.” Michael V. Favia, Chicago IDFPR Attorney and Principal Attorney at Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C..

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Physician and Patient Text and Email

Physician and Patient Text and Email

Physician and Patient Text and Email: HIPAA Concerns Text and email technologies make it quick and efficient for physicians and patients to communicate, but physician and patient text and email also triggers concerns for HIPAA violations. Every healthcare administration and organization may face a balancing test among HIPAA privacy and compliance and patient care, health […]

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Podcast: Professional Licensing and Regulation With Jacqueline Friedman-Stein

Licensed professionals receiving administrative notices of regulatory actions have one chance to make a good impression. In this podcast, Jacqueline Friedman-Stein walks us through common professional licensing and regulation issues and scenarios. A former Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) attorney, Stein knows the Department’s concerns and can best advise and represent your […]

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Avoid Medical Board Discipline for Prescribing Opiates

Avoid Medical Board Discipline for Prescribing Opiates

Michael V. Favia Defends Illinois-Licensed Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Prescribing Opiates In representing and defending Illinois physicians before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Responsibility (IDFPR), IDFPR attorney Michael V. Favia is acutely aware of the challenges faced by doctors prescribing opiates. A former Chief of Prosecution for the Department, Favia has been on […]

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Combating Opioid Addiction: New Illinois Law Requires Additional Education

New Law: Additional Continuing Medical Education About Safe Opioid Prescriptions and Combating Opioid Addiction

Additional Education for Illinois Doctors Combating Opioid Addiction The Illinois Controlled Substance Act was amended on Monday, August 27, 2018, increasing the required continuing medical education requirements to include three additional hours of education about safety when prescribing opioids. The new law mandating Illinois physicians and those who must maintain their CME hour requirements. The […]

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HIPAA for healthcare in private practice

HIPAA for healthcare in private practice HIPAA healthcare practice consultant Marion Neal focuses on how private healthcare practitioners and administrators can manage their HIPAA compliance efforts by building a system and integrating compliance tasks into the regular business process, however that process may function in each private practice.   HIPAA for healthcare in private practice, […]

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Medical Office Start-Ups

Medical Office Start-Ups Starting your own medical office can be a seamless and efficient process when you are properly prepared and take advantage of the wisdom collected among healthcare professionals who lay out the framework and practice management checklists. Consulting with Healthcare Professional Consultants The responsible and ethical healthcare professional maintains a team of support […]

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DOJ investigating, prosecuting opioid prescribers

  DOJ investigating, prosecuting opioid prescribers Today’s DOJ and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are investigating and prosecuting physicians and pharmacies over-prescribing opioids using surprise federal takedowns in a way that makes the 1980s “war on drugs” look like a light prequel. Federal prosecutors assigned to “opioid hot spot districts” for the purpose of investigating […]

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Elder Abuse & Neglect

  Elder Abuse and Neglect Making assisted care and living decisions for loved ones is never easy. There are more options today than ever before. You have the option of a traditional nursing home and home healthcare facilities, and both have certain features and benefits. In selecting a nursing home be aware that while many […]

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