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Practice of Medicine and Social Models for Alcohol and Drug Programs

Webinar
Jul 06, 2016

Nelson Hardiman LogoJoin Nelson Hardiman and the American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) on July 6th for “The Practice of Medicine and Social Model Alcohol and Drug Programs.” Learn more about how addiction treatment facilities operate safely and compliantly with physician oversight despite the byzantine laws prohibiting them from working with doctors.

Overview: In general, drug treatment programs are licensed and certified as “social model,” non-medical programs and many states prohibit such programs from employing or contracting with doctors. In such states, corporate practice of medicine laws requires health professionals to provide services directly to patients.  Drug treatment patients often need medical attention for health issues relating to drug use and mental health treatment for co-occurring disorders. These laws are widely misunderstood, resulting in illegal relationships between treatment programs and physicians as well as unsafe practices. How do addiction treatment facilities operate safely with physician oversight despite the byzantine laws prohibiting them from working with doctors?  Register today for the webinar to learn more about:

  • Scope of Services for Drug & Alcohol Treatment Programs and Licensed Health Professionals
  • Understanding the Corporate Practice of Medicine and Corporate Structure
  • Unlicensed Providers and MSOs
  • PCs and MSOs: What is Allowable
  • AB848  and Enforcement Issues
  • How Physicians and Non-Physicians Get Paid
  • Restrictions on Medical Director Services
  • Pre-screening of Patients Before Intake and Documentation

Our presenters include Harry Nelson, Esq. and Kathryn Russo, Esq. with Nelson Hardiman, both are CA licensed attorneys giving strategic advice on new opportunities and advising on traditional business, transactional, and regulatory matters.

When: Wednesday July 6, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM PDT

Who will benefit: owners, operators, investors, and employees of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, and sober living facilities.  Health professionals, attorneys, marketers, and other professionals who work in addiction treatment will also benefit from this program.

 

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