Reminder to Health Care Providers: You Have to Disclose to Patients That You Are an Investor in the Entity To Which You Are Referring Them

By: Fred Segal

Attorneys may sometimes discover that, unknown to the client, their clients may be engaging in conduct that is violative of the law. Much of the time, the client simply isn’t aware that such law exists. One of the more common statutory provisions that slips through the cracks is Florida Statute Section 456.052. The foregoing statute provides that a health care provider must disclose, to a patient, his or her investment interest in an entity before he or she refers the patient to such entity. The term “health care provider” in this context not only includes physicians, but also chiropractors, podiatrists, optometrists, and dentists.

Please visit South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report to continue reading.

This entry was posted in Care Delivery, Fred Segal, Regulatory and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.