Tag Archives: Patient

When Is the Patient Dead? Growing Challenges to the Status of Brain Death and Strategies for Clinical Ethics Consultants

I used this poster at the IME Summer Research conference to summarize challenges to brain death. Read more detail on Recent Health Care Law posts –

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Patient Decision Aids – Important for Bioethics & Health Law

I was surprised, this afternoon, when only two or three in a room full of medical ethicists (at the IME Summer Research Conference in Oxford) were familiar with patient decision aids. This is the same response that I received, last … Continue reading

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In Virginia, How Much Can a Doctor Charge a Patient or an Attorney For Medical Records?

As you can imagine as part of my law practice I need to request a large amount of medical records for my clients.  I also, on occasion, have had to request my own medical records.  I am always surprised at … Continue reading

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After Losing At Trial, Mississippi Physician Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Role in Prescribing Allegedly Medically Unnecessary Compounded Medications to Patients and for Falsifying Patient Records to Make it Appear He Had Examined Them Before Prescribing

Physicians who consider "telemedicine" or writing prescriptions to patients they have not physically seen or any other unusual arrangement for seeing patients and prescribing medications or supplies should consider a recent case. In this case, a 78 year old Mississippi physician, … Continue reading

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CMS Memorandum for Texting Patient Information Among Healthcare Providers

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Memorandum in an effort to clarify their stance and guidelines on texting between … Continue reading

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