We help chiropractors start their business, complete any transactions with their business, protect their license, sell their business, hire and fire workers and maintain compliance with board rules, Minnesota law and Federal law.
In Minnesota, a chiropractor has many rules to follow ranging from Minnesota board of Chiropractic Examiners propagated rules all the way to Federal Law. Chiropractor are also often in many contracts with vendors, commercial real estate agents, insurance companies, employers, employees, independent contractors, partners and local, state and federal agencies.
Fee splitting is often a subject that is misunderstood by chiropractors and their agents. It is largely defined in Minnesota under Minn Stat 148.10, but there may also be federal law considerations if the chiropractor is accepting medicare or medicaid (medical assistance) funding.
Chiropractors should also take note of the endless amount of administrative rules that can suspend or revoke a chiropractor’s license if violated. These are listed under Minn Stat 148. This includes language as broad and ambiguous as “unprofessional conduct” and “performing unnecessary services” and “advertising that is false and misleading”.
Often times chiropractors will partner with other chiropractors or physicians or other professionals to form a multidisciplinary clinic. The Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine, as well as fee splitting laws and the Minnesota Professional Firms Act are all considerations that need to be considered in these arrangements.
Invest in experienced legal counsel so you can focus on providing quality care (and enjoying quality time for yourself) rather than guessing and worrying about the law.