Webinar: The Practice of Medicine and Social Model Alcohol and Drug Programs

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  • Date Recorded: July 6, 2016
  • Presenters: Harry Nelson
  • Length: a little over 50 minutes
  • CE: this webinar is not eligible for CEs
  • Price: free
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In general, drug treatment programs are licensed and certified as “social model,” non-medical programs and many states prohibit such programs from employing or contracting with doctors. In such states, corporate practice of medicine laws requires health professionals to provide services directly to patients. Drug treatment patients often need medical attention for health issues relating to drug use and mental health treatment for co-occurring disorders.

These laws are widely misunderstood, resulting in illegal relationships between treatment programs and physicians as well as unsafe practices. How do addiction treatment facilities operate safely with physician oversight despite the byzantine laws prohibiting them from working with doctors?

Presenter

Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLC, as well as the chairman of Behavioral Health Association of Providers.

Beyond his legal expertise, Harry is known nationally as a consummate leader at the intersection of healthcare law and business, as evidenced by his role in co-founding five healthcare-related start-ups in the last decade. Deeply immersed in healthcare transformation and innovation; he frequently speaks on cutting edge issues and the future of the industry itself.

 

Webinar: The Practice of Medicine and Social Model Alcohol and Drug Programs

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