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 rcostello, ago
Health Care Law

This just in – Veterinary Medical Board posts physical citations of its licensees even though, by law, a citation is NOT discipline.

In the firm’s 16-year history, we have represented several hundred veterinarians. Most being the unfortunate recipients of a complaint which are all investigated and fully vetted by the Veterinary Medical Board (“Board”). Although we have a pretty stellar track record of convincing the Board to close its investigation, that, is Read more…

By rcostello, ago
Health Care Law

Physician Residents Beware – Problems during your residency could prevent you from obtaining your medical license in California

Recently, we have seen an uptick of physicians experiencing problems obtaining licensure by the Medical Board of California (“Board”) for perceived “unusual circumstances” during residency. As is the case for all physicians seeking licensure in California, the Board requires the physician to provide all records from their respective residency program(s). Read more…

By simas, ago
Health Care Law

CURES Usage Now Mandatory for Prescribing Controlled Substances

The Controlled substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES), California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) maintained by the Department of Justice (DOJ), is a database of Schedule II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in California. CURES Version 2.0 tracks all Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances dispensed Read more…

By simas, ago
Health Care Law

Physical Therapists and Imaging

This article will explore the use of imaging by California physical therapists. With the passing of AB 1000 allowing “direct access” to California physical therapists in 2014, and technological advances in all types of imaging, physical therapy and imaging seem to be a match made in heaven. In fact, the Read more…

By rcostello, ago