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Jul 27, 2021

Appealing NPDB Reports

Physicians must be aware that a full reporting of all adverse events, whether malpractice awards/settlements, license restrictions, hospital privilege issues, or insurance payor terminations, are set forth in a semi-public and centralized database known as the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).» Read More

Apr 02, 2020

Gov. Murphy Temporarily Expands Scope of Practice for Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, While Also Providing Broad Civil Immunity to Health Care Professionals Aiding With the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey is expected to continue to rise and in anticipation of the need to expand the New Jersey health care system’s capacity, Gov. Murphy issued Executive Order 112 on April 1, 2020 (“Order”).» Read More

Sep 25, 2018

IMPAIRED PHYSICIANS – Health Care Counsel Can Help Navigate the Rough Waters

Physicians participating in or considering enrollment in an “impaired physician program” which in New York is the Committee for Physician Health (CPH) and in New Jersey is the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey (PAPNJ), often need legal assistance regarding the status of their medical license. » Read More

May 10, 2018

Medical Executive Committees Have the Capacity to Sue or Be Sued in New Jersey

The case of Nahas v. Shore Medical Center, a New Jersey Court ruling dated April 27, determined that a Medical Executive Committee of a hospital can be sued as an entity for its decision denying restoration of a physician’s full privileges.» Read More

Feb 26, 2018

Pennsylvania Limits Multidisciplinary Ownership For Certain Health Care Providers

The Pennsylvania legislature has enacted amendments to the Partnership Code (Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Part III) that identify acceptable forms of organization for certain licensed health care professions, including medicine and surgery, chiropractic, and dentistry. Act 170 of 2016 states that except as otherwise provided in either law or regulation applicable to a particular profession, all partners or members of a general or limited partnership, or limited liability company, must be persons licensed in the profession the entity practices, if the entity renders any of the following professional health care services: chiropractic, dentistry, medicine and surgery, optometry, osteopathic medicine and surgery, podiatric medicine, or psychology. » Read More

Feb 19, 2018

Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program and Physician License to Prescribe

Pennsylvania signed into law the Medical Marijuana Program on April 17, 2016.  Since then, the State has been active in developing regulations that will govern Growers/Processors and Dispensaries.  It has also been taking applications for companies interested in obtaining permits to serve as Growers/Processors and Dispensaries. » Read More