Health Law Update

News and Information from Broad and Cassel's Health Law Practice Group

Volume 7, Issue 3
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Mike Segal 
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To all of our readers,
Healthcare is in the news every day and will remain front and center for a long time to come. This means that those involved in the healthcare industry need top professionals to advise them through the vast thicket of laws and regulations.
We have the ability to provide those services.  We are very proud of our recent rankings by prominent legal guide Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers.  Please take a look at the note at the bottom of this newsletter, and click on to the link.  I think you will be impressed!
This newsletter includes several articles about important healthcare topics.  I hope you enjoy reading them.
Please also take note of our upcoming Seventh Annual Health Forum scheduled for Wednesday, October 11.  Please join us for a full day of learning with excellent and knowledgeable speakers and panelists.
Have an enjoyable summer!
Mike Segal
Florida Supreme Court Rules Cap on Pain and Suffering Damages Unconstitutional
By: Stephanie Russo

Noneconomic damages for pain and suffering no longer are capped in medical malpractice cases after the Florida Supreme Court's recent ruling in North Broward Hospital District, etc., et al., v. Kalitan that the caps violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Florida Constitution.
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Compliance Program Training for Your Board of Directors: What You Need to Know
By: Anne Novick Branan

Members of the Board of Directors[1] for health care organizations have important responsibilities related to corporate compliance. Government regulators expect health care Boards to assume greater responsibility to provide oversight for the corporate compliance programs and to promote an ethical culture in their organizations.  

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Reporting Changes from House Bill 229
By: Heather Miller

In May, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law House Bill 229, which changes the impaired practitioner program. The impaired practitioner program aims to assist healthcare practitioners whose ability to practice safely is impacted by the misuse or abuse of alcohol or drugs, or by a mental or physical condition.

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Broad and Cassel Health Law Practice Achieves Band One Ranking in Chambers USA 2017
F or the seventh year in a row, the Health Law Practice Group at Florida-based law firm Broad and Ca ssel LLP has once again received top honors within Florida by prominent legal guide Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers. The firm's practice group was one of just two re ceiving a Band One ranking in the state, the highest ranking awarded by Chambers USA. 

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 About Us
Broad and Cassel LLP has built one of the most experienced and diversified Health Law and White Collar Defense and Compliance practices in the Southeastern United States. Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, a highly regarded legal guide, has recognized Broad and Cassel's health care practice and individual attorneys as leaders in the industry -- within Florida and nationwide. The firm has more lawyers certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education than any other firm. Several of our attorneys are certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) by the Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA) Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Broad and Cassel's health lawyers are widely published and frequently make presentations at educational programs throughout the country. Information on future events and industry and attorney news can be found on Broad and Cassel's Health Law Blog at