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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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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How safe is your day or med spa, and what do you know about regulations?

Technology has increased the options in cosmetic health and wellness beyond the days of plastic surgery being the main alternative procedure when face creams and treatments fail to do the job. Today we can go to an esthetician at a medical spa for laser treatments and Botox injections with as much ease as going to […]

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Licensed healthcare professionals can also suffer and recover from opiate abuse and addiction

Opiate addiction is something that can sneak up on good people who might not realize they are becoming dependent on painkillers. People from all walks of life are prescribed an opiate or opioid narcotic for pain management following for injuries and chronic conditions. Like other addictions, an opiate use can turn into abuse and reliance […]

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Michael V. Favia joined panelists speaking at 8th Annual Illinois Administrative Law Conference

The Illinois Bureau of Administrative Hearings recently held its 8th Annual Illinois Administrative Law Conference, focusing on training specifically geared toward the distinct functions of State adjudicators and those involved in the practice of administrative law before State hearings units. Speaking at the full day conference, Michael V. Favia[i] joined colleagues, Carrie Chapman[ii] and Mary […]

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