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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Leading Lawyers Michael V. Favia

Michael V. Favia is Honored to be Selected to Leading Lawyers for 2020

Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in Illinois are selected through the peer review process to be recommended and named among the list of Leading Lawyers published annually. Skill, experience, and reputation in the practice of law are recognized by fellow attorneys who cast their votes for the best attorneys they know and trust.

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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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A physician shortage is a complex concept with many moving variables

Among healthcare industry professionals, a national physician shortage is frequently debated. The rising costs of education and medical malpractice premiums are frequent scapegoats. The Illinois physician community is one where young doctors are asked whether they will remain and practice or seek a in a nearby state, something easier to do with the multi-state licensure […]

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Full practice authority: Illinois nurses empowered by new law

House Bill 313 amends the Illinois Nurse Practice Act with the addition of certain practice definitions and guidelines for certain nurses in a path to full practice authority, making better use of the education and hours of experience held by nurse professionals in their advancing career paths.

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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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ISBA lawsuit seeks injunction of IDFPR discipline of two attorneys for unauthorized real estate appraisal practice

Two Illinois attorneys face potential prosecution by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) but the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction and declaration that IDFPR lacks the authority to regulate certain practices. At issue in the ISBA complaint filed July 11, 2017 in the Circuit Court of […]

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PODCAST: Healthcare IT and revenue cycle management solutions and safeguards

Today’s interview with healthcare consultant, Craig Evans, focuses on healthcare information technology and revenue cycle management. In the patient billing and payment systems there are opportunities to increase efficiency and return on investment which can also benefit healthcare providers with regulatory compliance and reducing the risk of errant and fraudulent medical billing through the implantation […]

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Insulating your healthcare practice from fraud takedowns

Takedowns are a practice used by federal prosecutors to send a deterrent message to certain industries where the incidence of fraud and criminal activity may be widespread. When federal law enforcement conducts takedowns, they work with law enforcement nationwide and execute the takedowns at the same time. When these takedowns occur simultaneously, there is little […]

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PODCAST: Appealing adverse final rulings in healthcare discipline, discharge and termination

Today’s podcast interview with attorney Michael Cohen focuses on his work with attorney Michael Favia in defending healthcare professionals and appealing adverse decisions from any state agency final ruling affecting involving discipline, discharge, and terminations. There are many compelling reasons to file an appeal of a ruling affecting your healthcare career. Attorneys Cohen and Favia […]

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