Long Island partner Roger Quinland authored “Healthcare Franchises: Just What the Doctor Ordered, or Prescription for Trouble?” in the Spring 2012 edition of The Franchise Lawyer, published by the American Bar Association.
Mr. Quinland explains that healthcare franchisors and their counsel must be aware that practices that seem harmless when performed within the traditional franchise model, may create substantial liabilities when applied to a healthcare franchise. A thorough understanding of the interplay of franchise law and healthcare law is essential to avoid such liabilities, and to provide proper operational guidance to franchisees. Among the most significant regulatory issues that affect licensed healthcare professional franchises are restrictions against the corporate practice of medicine, prohibitions on certain types of payment arrangements and prohibitions against self-referrals.
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