When the federal law is read in conjunction with Pennsylvania’s Code governing appropriate medical practices, prescriptions written without a medical basis or therapeutic need but for which the physician bills federal, state, or private insurance companies for both visits and reimbursement, the physician is exposed criminal liability. The criminal liability is both for insurance fraud and violation of the federal drug act.
Month: November 2019
Medical Professionals and Alcohol Use on the Job
Many nursing board prosecutions start from on-the-job claims of co-workers smelling alcohol on a licensee's breath while working or a nursing administrator thinking a licensee has slurred speech and seemed "scattered". Lets go get a drug and alcohol test....
USMLE — Irregular Behavior
Irregular behavior and the medical school CS step examination.
Pennsylvania Teachers and Criminal Conduct – Mandatory Employment Termination
A recurring issue some of my clients face is whether, as a teacher, counselor, employee at any Pennsylvania sanctioned education facility who suffers a conviction of a second offense ungraded misdemeanor, are they subject to mandatory employment termination pursuant...
Find out if your doctor should be practicing
When patients visit the doctor in Pennsylvania, the last thing they might suspect is that their doctor should not be practicing. There are a number of reasons this might happen. One of the most notable is losing their license. Doctors may lose or give up their license...