Tag Archives: Florida law

Florida Supreme Court Rules Cap on Pain and Suffering Damages Unconstitutional

By: Stephanie Russo Noneconomic damages for pain and suffering no longer are capped in medical malpractice cases after the Florida Supreme Court’s recent ruling in North Broward Hospital District, etc., et al., v. Kalitan that the caps violate the Equal Protection Clause … Continue reading

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Medical Cannabis – Myth, medicine, or malpractice?

By: Paul R. DeMuro, PhD and Dr. Jose Valdes, PharmD, BCPP Medical cannabis or cannabinoids (or medical marijuana as some like to call it) is now a reality in Florida.  Although it can only be recommended for certain maladies and … Continue reading

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Legalize Marijuana: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

By: Stephen H. Siegel In the aftermath of the elections, last November, proponents of legalizing marijuana scored a number of victories. For them, the goal of legalizing marijuana nationwide seems closer than ever. However, the elections have released counter-forces that … Continue reading

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Providers Attesting to Their Compliance With Meaningful Use Need to Ensure That They Truly Protected Their Electronic Health Information

By Gabriel Imperato and Paul R. DeMuro Providers are starting to get notices from the government that they have not met the Meaningful Use requirement with respect to protecting electronic health information. They have attested that they have and thus, … Continue reading

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In Life and Business- The Importance of the 5 Ps

By Stephen H. Siegel Included in the training of new Assistant United States Attorneys is a saying: “proper preparation prevents poor performance” (the “5 Ps”). This saying is applicable to both our personal and professional lives. For example, many of … Continue reading

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CMS Steps Up Medicare Revocation Actions

By: Anne Branan The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a final rule, effective February 3, 2015, that drastically expanded CMS’s ability to revoke a provider’s Medicare billing privileges (“Final Rule”). This Final Rule has proved to be … Continue reading

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More Than Just “Window Dressing”: A Salute to the Compliance Profession

By: Gabriel Imperato More than two months have now gone by since the beginning of my official tenure as president of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association. I have been active with the organization … Continue reading

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Marijuana meets medicine on Florida ballot

By: Stephen Siegel and Joshua Boxer On Nov. 4, Florida voters will have the opportunity to adopt or reject a constitutional amendment that is likely to attract attention: “Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions — Allows the medical use … Continue reading

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Lester Perling Co-Authors Practical Guide for Physicians

Attorneys Lester Perling, a board-certified health law attorney and partner with Broad and Cassel, and Alan Gassman, a board-certified estate planning lawyer, have once again teamed up to author the newly released “A Practical Guide to Kickback and Self-Referral Laws … Continue reading

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