Gunster attorney Bruce D. Lamb discusses the complications of representing licensed professionals in disciplinary actions in American Health Lawyers Association‘s January 2016 Connections magazine.

In the article, Lamb focuses on what are called reciprocal actions – i.e., the rights of other states to discipline a professional licensee facing licensure discipline in his or her own state.

Other states that may be interested in doing so include those that issued licenses or certificates to the health care professional in question, or those home to relevant insurance companies or governing organizations.

Gunster attorney Bruce LambReporting obligations, too, should be considered, Lamb says in the article, including to other states where professional licenses are held.

In sum, licensure discipline in one state can have far-reaching impact, including on a health care professional’s ongoing relationships with government payers such as Medicaid and Medicare. Counsel for licensed professionals, Lamb says, should be sure to consider the wide range of obligations that may result from disciplinary actions.

Read the article in the digital version of the issue: Reciprocal discipline and other ramifications of licensure disciplinary actions (AHLA Connections, January 2016 issue) – note: subscription required.

Lamb leads Gunster’s health care law practice, and is board certified by the Florida Bar in state and federal government and administrative practice. He focuses on representing health care industry professionals and entities before regulatory bodies and in structuring commercial relationships that meet complex regulatory requirements.


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