We help physician’s assistants 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 physician’s assistant has many rules to follow ranging from Minnesota medical board propagated rules all the way to Federal Law. Physician’s assistant are also often in many contracts with vendors, physicians, other healthcare professionals, 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 physicians and their agents, such as physician’s assistants. It is largely defined in Minnesota under Minn Rule 5620, but there may also be federal law considerations if the physician and physician’s assistant is accepting medicare or medicaid funding.
Physician’s assistants should also take note of the endless amount of administrative rules that can suspend or revoke a physician’s assistant’s license if violated. These are listed under Minn Stat 147A. This includes language as broad and ambiguous as “engaging in unprofessional conduct.”
Often times physician’s assistants will partner with physicians or 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.
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