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Administrative Law

California Physical Therapy Association COVID-19 Resource Guide

Download the California Physical Therapy Association COVID-19 Resource Guide with information on Governor’s Executive Orders, Essential Businesses Work-sharing/Leave Issues  and Federal Law Benefits for Small Businesses CPTA COVID-19 Resource Guide This is but one of many amazing benefits for members of the California Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

COVID 19 — Analysis of Liability for Physical Therapy Employers

This Blog addresses liability for Physical Therapy employers relating to COVID-19. During these uncertain times of COVID-19, employers, especially those in health care, must be mindful of liabilities and obligations to employees and to others as the result of employees. Most importantly, health care employers, including physical therapists, should take Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Health Care Law

Physicians Beware! Part 3: The Medical Record Inquisition at the Medical Board Interview

At Simas & Associates, we are obsessed with preparing our clients for investigative interviews impacting their licenses. Although we have written two blog articles about this subject entitled Physicians Beware! Unforeseen Consequences of Meeting with Medical Board Investigators and Physicians Beware! Part 2: Unforeseen Consequences of Meeting with Medical Board Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Veterinary Medicine Law

California Veterinarians and Cannabis Can they recommend it? — Senate Bill 627

Good news for pet owners: you may soon be able to enjoy the benefits of medical cannabis products together—legally. Veterinarians “discussing” Cannabis Last year, California became the first state in the U.S. to recognize cannabis in veterinary medicine, providing legal protection to those veterinarians who talk to their clients about Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Veterinary Medicine Law

VETERINARY TELEMEDICINE IN CALIFORNIA – CAN YOU ESTABLISH THE VETERINARIAN-CLIENT-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP?

As with every new technology, there comes with it a legal minefield which must be understood to avoid offending the regulatory authorities. With the advent and adoption of telehealth and telemedicine, veterinarians from across the state may now see patients, with less overhead, saving the customer money. But is this Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago