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Healthcare Professionals, We Have a Message: Please, Please, Please Do NOT Talk to a Department of Health Investigator!
Whether you are a nurse, physician, pharmacist or dentist, I beseech you: please do not talk to a Department of Health (DOH) investigator until you have talked to a health lawyer who is experienced with DOH investigations and board licensing complaints. Do not answer or respond to even the most basic questions about where you work now, what your address is or if you know patient x, until consulting with counsel.

So, what should you do?
Repercussions of Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct
You're a researcher and you've spent years and countless hours on clinical trials and investigations in hopes of contributing to your respective field. Unfortunately, now you've found yourself having to defend your reputation after accusations of clinical research fraud or research misconduct. 

Now What!?
Florida’s new Governor, Rick DeSantis retracted 169 appointments that the former governor made right before leaving office. Some of these were to the Florida Board of Medicine, Board of Acupuncture, Board of Optometry, Board of Podiatric Medicine and others. This isn't the first time he has called back last-minute decisions made by his predecessor. In January 2019, he retracted 46 of Scott’s so-called “lame duck appointments.”

Florida's new governor has now pulled a total of 215 of Scott’s prior appointments to various boards and committees.
Several genetic testing companies have come into the spotlight for allegations of ripping off Medicare and for False Claims Act (FCA) violations.
Healthcare professionals need to be aware of schemes like these. The repercussions and dangers they may face if involved are very real. In each of these cases, the companies agreed to a pay a settlement in the millions to resolve allegations they submitted claims for unnecessary genetic testing.  
A federal jury recently found the owners of several dental clinics in Missouri guilty of a $1 million scheme to defraud the government. The owners of All About Smiles LLC, were convicted of submitting false claims to Medicaid for dentures and other services and for payroll tax fraud, according to prosecutors.
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" I am a registered nurse. I have received a letter from the Florida Department of Health (DOH) advising me that a complaint has been filed against my license. What should I do? "
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"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for representing me in my case, and your effective skills as my lawyer. You have restored my faith in the legal system. Thank you for all the efforts and diligence you have put forth and for displaying your experience to get the best possible results for me. Very grateful and a very happy client."

-A Nurse who was the subject of a DOH investigation
                                    
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