In a recent Healthcare Risk Management article, Gunster Shareholder Bruce Lamb warns of the civil and regulatory liability healthcare employers are at risk of facing when they unintentionally hire individuals with falsified diplomas or credentials.
“Healthcare employers should take reasonable steps to verify submitted credentials,” Lamb advises. “The standard in the industry is to check the state license. People sometimes just accept that and stop there, which I think is dangerous … You also can have addresses that don’t add up geographically to where they supposedly are working, and that’s a huge red flag,” he goes on to warn.
Bruce Lamb heads Gunster’s Health Care practice. Bruce is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. He is focused on the representation of health care industry professionals and entities before regulatory bodies and in structuring commercial relationships that meet complex regulatory requirements. Bruce also has experience in health care litigation for physicians and other health care providers involved in disputes with various government agencies.