Our practice currently assists clients in various matters in the following areas:
Chaires, Brooderson & Guerrero
Altamonte Lakeside Park
283 Cranes Roost Blvd., Suite 165
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Practice Areas M-Z
Mental Health, Patient Care & Advanced Directives
We counsel hospitals, entities and practitioners about issues including patient confidentiality, informed consent, documentation, record-keeping, living wills and health care surrogates. We educate our clients about the superconfidentiality of mental health and substance abuse records and their disclosure to both patients and other parties.
Mergers, Acquisitions and Affiliations
We provide regulatory, business and legal counsel for mergers and acquisitions involving health care organizations such as hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and physician practices. We commonly assist in the purchase and sale of medical practices, as well as the sale and purchase of clinical laboratories and other health care companies.
We frequently assist with the multitude of regulatory requirements affecting hospitals, surgery centers and physician practices including the fraud and abuse laws, Stark and other physician self-referral laws, the and Federal Anti-Kickback laws, the state and Federal False Claims Act and the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") Compliance Program Guidelines. The federal Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws and Florida's counterparts place significant restrictions on the ability of health care providers to engage in activities that involve the referral of patients for medical or other health care related items or services. We are experienced in structuring various financial arrangements to ensure compliance with these laws, but meet the objectives of our clients. It is our ambition to develop and facilitate compliance programs and work with various consultants throughout the state to ensure proper operation and functioning of the health care businesses we represent.