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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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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Medical mistakes: Physician liability & discipline

  Medical mistakes: Physician liability & discipline Medical mistakes, according to popular news sources, may be the third largest leading of death in the U.S. Why are medical errors so prevalent? Is there a culture among physicians in which errors are covered up or not questioned? In a new Fox television series, “The Resident,” a […]

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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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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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