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Alternative to Certified Mail
Whenever you must send an important communication to a patient, it must be in writing and sent by means of a reliable delivery method. In the past, many significant written communications, discharge letters, or warning letters to noncompliant patients would be sent to the patient by certified mail, return receipt requested. The certified mail process requires a signature from the patient or another person who lives at the address, thus providing evidence that the commmunication was, in fact, received.Unfortunately, not only has the cost of certified mail dramatically increased, but ...
Update on Physician Assistant Prescribing Authority
The Spring 2014 Issue of Dateline discussed the rules governing the professional practice of physician assistants (PAs). In the article Physician Assistants: A Risk-Benefit Analysis, it was stated that PAs could not prescribe any Schedule II controlled substance, citing 10 NYCRR §94.2(e)(5) (page 3, footnote 10). On February 26, 2014, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the New York State Register proposing to remove this restriction. As of this writing…
HIV Law Updates
On April 1, 2014, Public Health Law § 2781, governing consent for HIV tests, and Public Health Law§ 2135, regarding confidentiality of HIV reports, were amended. The purpose of these changes was to increase HIV testing and thereby increase the number of HIV positive persons who receive medical care. These new provisions, described below, are applicable to all individuals who are offered HIV testing in New York State, and are not restricted to patients between the ages of 13 and 64 in clinical settings who must be offered testing pursuant to prior legislation.
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Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) was formed in 1975, in cooperation with the Medical
Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). It is a mutual professional liability insurance company, which
means that it is owned by the healthcare providers it insures. Headquartered in New York City, MLMIC has
field representatives throughout the State, as well as three regional offices located in Syracuse,
East Meadow, and the Albany area.
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dentists, and hospital administrators. Policyholders have full voting rights on management issues. MLMIC is
an active participant in the national organization, Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA), and has
been a leading force in development of risk management programs and systems, cause of loss identification,
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