Mandatory Masks, Vaccines, and Employment

Mandatory Masks, Vaccines, and Employment: Healthcare Workers and Legal Issues

While setting aside the emergency use-authorized vaccines, it is generally settled law that employees may be required to submit to certain types of vaccination protocols as a condition to employment. Where that is different in this case, is the settled law came through lawsuits involving FDA-approved drugs, not emergency use-authorized drugs. Why people in different forms of government and business are unsure of what to do, is likely because the law and enforceability of vaccine mandates are unclear because we have never approached the concept of mandating the use of emergency use products.

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Background Check Waivers for Disqualifying Offenses

Healthcare: New Background Check Waivers for Disqualifying Offenses

People with records in the criminal justice system can now obtain a waiver for what used to be disqualifying conditions. The new waiver process is quick and efficient and will work with the current background check process required by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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Healthcare Fraud and Opioid Takedown

Healthcare Fraud and Opioid Takedown: What if You Were Targeted?

“This nationwide enforcement operation is historic in both its size and scope, alleging billions of dollars in healthcare fraud across the country,” said Acting Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced in connection with this takedown, the creation of the National Rapid Response Strike Force targeting health care fraud. For detailed information on the takedown, read the DOJ’s press release, National Health Care Fraud, and Opioid Takedown Results in Charges Against 345 Defendants Responsible for More than $6 Billion in Alleged Fraud Losses.

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First Responders and Essential Front-Line Workers

COVID-19 Coronavirus Amendments to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Rules of Practice

In response to COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC) held a recent meeting in which Chairman Michael J. Brennan announced amendments to the Commission’s Rules of Practice. The amendments identify who are included as first responders or essential front-line workers, who receive a rebuttable presumption that claims related to COVID-19 Coronavirus are causally connected to the scope of their employment for purposes of obtaining workers compensation benefits.

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Chicago Workers’ Compensation How it Works

Chicago Workers’ Compensation: How it Works

orney Michael V. Favia is a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney who can help injured employees who need benefits to pay their lost wages and medical expenses. If employees are injured or have an occupational disease from work, attorney Michael V. Favia can help the injured or sick employee file an application for workers’ compensation benefits with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Illinois is a no-fault state for illness and injury, so it does not matter who is at fault for purposes of claiming benefits. Attorney Favia and his team at Michael V. Favia & Associates will walk the employee through the entire process from beginning to end and will represent them at the administrative hearings and any appeals if necessary. The process is much quicker and more efficient than traditional civil lawsuits for injuries.

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Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting: Licensed Professionals & Liability in Illinois

Chicago IDFPR Attorney Michael V. Favia is a former Illinois Assistant Attorney General and Former IDFPR Chief Prosecutor. Attorney Favia and his team of Chicago IDFPR Lawyers represent professionals licensed in Illinois and other states. Favia Law Firm attorneys resolve IDFPR cases, investigations, prosecutions, and audits. Being a former Chief of Prosecution at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Michael V. Favia’s contacts and relationships are helpful in negotiating resolutions. If necessary, Favia Law Firm trial lawyers represent licensed professionals at informal, formal hearings, and circuit court appeals if necessary. Call an experienced Chicago IDFPR Attorney at the Law Firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates in Chicago and Rolling Meadows, Illinois at (773) 631-4580.

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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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