Our hospital and physician clients look to us for counsel on accreditation and licensing matters and developing and operating corporate compliance programs.
We have advised hospitals and medical staffs on compliance with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which governs the examination, treatment and transfer of emergency room patients. The Stark law's prohibition on physician referrals and the Anti-Kickback law's prohibition on payments for referrals are central concerns in the structuring and operation of relationships between hospitals and physicians, in joint ventures and other arrangements between providers; and in the structuring of physician compensation plans. We also assist clients with regulations on the handling of drugs and controlled substances, disposal of infectious waste and similar matters.
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