What Can an Ohio Healthcare Lawyer Do for Me?
Post by: Eric Jones | Posted Date: July 20th, 2018 | Categories: Health Care & Businesses
Working with a health care lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, can help doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, psychiatrists, and medical assistants qualify for and keep their licenses, qualify for certifications, operate businesses, and resolve legal disputes. Choosing the health care attorney who is right for you requires considering the lawyer’s experience, responsiveness, and personality, but services you should look for include the following:
- Providing advice on and assistance with receiving practice credentials: Practicing in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes generally requires health care providers to present evidence of their education, relevant experience, board certifications, and recommendations from previous employers. A health care attorney can ensure that you fully comply with requests for credentials and clear any hurdles to obtain necessary records. Further, if questions over your credentials arise, your attorney can prepare responses and help you gather additional information.
- Attaining a professional license and responding to disciplinary actions: Nearly all health care providers in Ohio must receive state licenses. Specialty certification boards also enforce rules for qualifications providers must attain beyond licensure. The criteria for licensure and board certification differ for each practice area and specialty, so a basic service a Columbus-based health care attorney can provide is reading through the requirements and translating those into concrete steps you must take. If a licensing or certification board opens an investigation into a complaint against you, your lawyer can advise and represent you throughout the process.
- Negotiating and enforcing contracts: Employment agreements, practice partnerships, and business arrangements can all be concerns for health care providers. A full-service Columbus, Ohio, health care lawyer will be able to advise you on all the corporate aspects of caring for patients and on protecting your rights and interests as a business owner, employee, or contractor.
- Mediation: A skilled health care attorney can often help you avoid formal board hearings or courtroom trials by arranging mediation sessions. Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods exist to allow both you and the organization or individual who took legal action against you achieve a quick and mutually satisfactory outcome while forgoing the time and expense of a drawn-out process.
You can schedule a meeting with a Columbus, Ohio, health care attorney by contacting the Jones Law Group. Call (614) 545-9998 or complete this online contact form to let us know how we can be of service.