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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New Technologies and Tools in Chiropractic Care with Doctor Michael Taylor

Doctor Michael Taylor specializes in disc herniation (a problem with a rubbery disc between the spinal bones) and peripheral neuropathy (also called peripheral neuritis, weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet). Many of his patients have pain from disc and nerve issues related to work and automobile accidents.

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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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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Preparing Healthcare Facilities for COVID-19 Coronavirus

Medical experts are saying they expect there still may be a spike in positive COVID-19 Coronavirus cases. This being a new pathogen, there is much yet to be learned through research and testing. Meanwhile, your healthcare facility is at risk of being inundated with sick patients with little patience for a lack of ventilators and other medical equipment need to test for and treat their symptoms.

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Podcast About Buying and Selling a Dental Practice

The State of Healthcare Consolidation with John Bertagni: Buying and Selling a Dental Practice

The Healthcare Practice and Consultants Podcast brought to you by the Law Firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates in Chicago, serving healthcare practitioners with a variety of legal services from licensing and regulation to the law and business of healthcare practice. Mr. Favia assists with the legal aspects of buying and selling a dental practice.

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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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Michael V. Favia is a Chicago IDFPR Attorney

Michael V. Favia: Chicago IDFPR Attorney

About Michael V. Favia and Chicago IDFPR Licensing Defense The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issues and regulates your professional license to practice and Michael V. Favia is a Chicago IDFPR attorney you can trust and when you need legal advice and representation. He is a former Chief of Prosecutions when the department […]

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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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