Physicians practices and the healthcare industry have seen extraordinary change over the past few years. Healthcare providers, urgent care facilities, physicians and medical practices are searching for strategies to reduce costs and remain compliant with changing federal, state and local laws and regulations. The San Diego healthcare attorneys at the Watkins Firm have decades of experience serving the medical industry, and we are prepared to provide the advice and legal services needed.
The Watkins Firm is uniquely positioned and experienced to assist any entity or individual in the medical industry with their legal needs. If you are forming a new healthcare entity or physicians practice, a California Professional Corporation or PC is often a strong consideration. Those who are licensed professionals will enjoy additional protections from liability while obtaining a more flexible structure for deductions of many insurance and industry related expenses. The California PC provides additional advantages to those who wish to increase retirement account contributions as well.
Healthcare contracts can be quite different from the employment contracts utilized in other industries. The Watkins Firm has decades of experience crafting contracts that manage the day-to-day activities of medical practices and other medical providers, including employment agreements for doctors and nurses, which are governed by special legal standards and restrictions. Employment contracts for physicians, healthcare professionals and care providers must address unique issues related to California laws that prohibit the “corporate” practice of medicine. While exclusions may apply for some sectors such as some MCO’s, HMOs and non-profit community clinics under certain specific corporate structures.
Here in California, the healthcare industry medical businesses are forced to endure substantial government scrutiny as well as OSHA and HIPAA compliance issues. We invite you to contact San Diego healthcare attorneys with decades of experience and expertise in your industry. We invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.