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Protecting Your Professional License
State Administrative Licensing Boards (Investigations/Discipline/Applications)
Medicare & Medicaid Provider Issues
Facility Privilege Matters
Specialty Board Disclosures & Certification Defense
Law Offices of Lyn E. Beggs
The Law Offices of Lyn E. Beggs, PLLC offers experienced representation to clients in professional licensing and administrative matters in addition to general health care representation. Located in Reno, Nevada, and providing services throughout the State, Ms. Beggs strives to ensure that the individual needs of each client is met.
In Nevada many professions are governed by state laws requiring an individual obtain a license issued by a state professional licensing board before engaging in their profession. Often the license holder must also obtain additional certificates or registrations to properly practice in their field. The denial or revocation of such a license or other required certificate/registration can result in an individual being prohibited or restricted in their chosen career. Legal assistance is often needed to respond to licensing board investigations, defend against disciplinary matters, or simply obtaining a license under certain circumstances. When such assistance is required, it is crucial to retain counsel that has the right experience and knowledge to best assist the licensee or applicant.
With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Ms. Beggs offers a wide range of legal assistance to clients in professional licensing/administrative actions, health care and general legal matters. Ms. Beggs works closely with her clients to assist them to meet their unique legal needs.
Initial Q & A
What key issues should healthcare professionals be aware of when providing telehealth services?
The use of telehealth saw a significant increase during the pandemic and it is clear that telehealth is here to stay. Telehealth has expanded the availability of medical and mental health treatment to individuals in areas where providers are not easily accessible, to those who have health issues that make in-person treatment often difficult, and to those who simply like the convenience of seeing a provider via telehealth. While the use of telehealth has increased significantly, any healthcare professional engaged in telehealth should be aware of some key issues.
Professional practice occurs where the patient/client is located.
The standard of care required does not change.
States vary in the scope of services that can be provided via telehealth and through which modality telehealth may be performed.
While telehealth is becoming more prolific across healthcare, one size definitely does not fit all. Understanding the requirements and limitations imposed by different states on the practice of telehealth is crucial for those providing care and treatment in this fashion.
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