How to Open a Medical Spa (Medspa) if You’re Not a Physician

How to Open a Medical Spa (Medspa) if You’re Not a Physician

Medical spas are a growing business within healthcare, and that many non-physician entrepreneurs are eager to participate in that growth. While there are ways for non-physicians to participate in this industry, it’s crucial that medical services are offered only by physicians or physician-owned entities. By creating an MSO and entering into an MSA with the...

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Medical Marijuana Laws Changing in Illinois

Medical Marijuana Laws Changing in Illinois

Illinois’ medical marijuana laws recently saw dramatic changes. Stay abreast of how the new law impacts your practice. Be sure that you’re also tuned into how you can (legally and ethically) integrate these therapies into patient care! This past summer, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a new measure that will change the way...

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What Your Attorney Didn’t Tell You about Your New Healthcare Practice

What Your Attorney Didn’t Tell You about Your New Healthcare Practice

Do you have a HIPAA plan? A corporate compliance plan? You might be surprised to learn that your new healthcare practice is not up-to-par when it comes to healthcare regulations. Here are four common healthcare startup mistakes that your startup attorney may have overlooked. Launching a new healthcare practice involves a long list of legal...

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How Can a Private Practice Healthcare Clinic Help Achieve Health Equity?

How Can a Private Practice Healthcare Clinic Help Achieve Health Equity?

Health equity means that patients’ social, economic, or cultural demographics do not determine their ability to access quality healthcare. While public clinics have made strides toward improving the accessibility of care, many private healthcare practices have overlooked simple ways to do their part in addressing this critical problem. What is health equity? The American Public...

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Fast facts about the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Fast facts about the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

If you’ve never heard of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), you’re not alone. But Illinois has some of the strictest laws about how biometric information is collected, protected, and used — and violations can carry hefty fines. Many healthcare providers and practices collect and share biometric information without recognizing this legal quagmire. For...

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Is your practice accessible to those with speech & hearing impairments?

Is your practice accessible to those with speech & hearing impairments?

Healthcare practices are considered public accommodations – meaning that disabled individuals must be given equal opportunities to utilize your services as people without disabilities. To serve those with speech or hearing impairments, practices should have auxiliary services or devices available for use by their visitors and patients. Read on to learn about the legal requirements...

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Informed Consent Liability & Lawsuits: 3 Ways to Get Sued

Informed Consent Liability & Lawsuits: 3 Ways to Get Sued

You know that obtaining written informed consent is vital to avoiding lawsuits, but do you know where the legal vulnerabilities actually lie? Understanding three common types of informed consent lawsuits will help you audit your own processes so you can stay out of court. The doctrine of informed consent requires healthcare providers to inform patients...

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Legal Risks of Sharing Patient Photos in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Legal Risks of Sharing Patient Photos in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Just because your peers feature before-and-after photos in their marketing doesn’t mean that it’s legally compliant. Learn the risks of sharing patient photos and how you can stay on the right side of HIPAA and your state laws. Testimonials from real patients are some of the most compelling marketing tools available. For that reason, and...

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How Your Medi-Spa May Be Inadvertently Violating Stark Law

How Your Medi-Spa May Be Inadvertently Violating Stark Law

Physician referrals are great for business, but they can also bring prohibited conflicts of interest. Get to know Stark Law and learn how to avoid putting your medi-spa at risk. An essential legal concern while operating, or first establishing, medical spas or integrative medicine facilities entails anti-kickbacks, self-referring clients, and fee-sharing with outside parties. Laws...

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Jackson LLP’s start-up story featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine

Jackson LLP’s start-up story featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine

This week, partner Erin Jackson was featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine, where she discussed Jackson LLP’s start-up story.  My journey into health law has been a very personal one; my husband and I founded our firm after I spent nearly a decade battling chronic pelvic pain. When I was sick, we continuously felt that the...

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