New State Laws Affect Docs and other Healthcare Pro's Charged in Criminal Matters Print
Written by Elizabeth Perez   
Friday, 27 July 2012 10:13

The war on health care fraud continues to be front and center in Florida. Effective as of July 1, 2012, laws enacted this legislative session amend the draconian licensure penalties (enacted in 2009) for health care professionals who are convicted of certain criminal charges. Currently, licensing boards within the Department of Health must refuse to issue or renew the license of health care professionals if they have been convicted of certain enumerated crimes within 15 years from the date of application. This change relaxes this penalty, but expands the reach of the criminal convictions to similar laws in other jurisdictions.

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Elizabeth Perez is Of Counsel in the Fort Lauderdale office of the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel. A health law attorney, she is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation, Health Law and White Collar Criminal and Civil Fraud Defense Practice Groups. She may be reached at (954) 764-7060 or epperez@broadandcassel.com.
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