Physicians, medical 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 which manage the day-to-day activities of medical practices and other medical providers, including employment agreements for doctors, nurses and medical professionals. These employment agreements 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 which prohibit the “corporate” practice of medicine.
While exclusions may apply for some MCO’s, HMOs and non-profit community clinics under certain specific corporate structures your goal is to clearly establish the terms of employment while protecting against unfair competition in the future.
Here in California, the medical businesses of healthcare industry are forced to endure substantial government scrutiny as well as OSHA and HIPAA compliance issues. We invite you to contact our San Diego healthcare attorneys at the Watkins Firm with decades of experience and expertise in your industry or call today for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.