Health Law Matters

You’ve Been Investigated by the Department of Health. Now What?

Doctor investigating an Xray

In many states, an investigation into a healthcare provider’s license by the Department of Health may begin with a phone call, letter, or in-person meeting between a healthcare provider and a Department of Health investigator. While all individuals have a right to have an attorney present at an interview with a Department of Health investigator, most individuals may not realize they have this right until after the interview has passed. Which may leave you asking: what now? Read More ›

What You Should Know Before You Agree to Licensure Discipline: Is It Reportable to the National Practitioner Data Bank?

Individual Health Care Provider

The National Practitioner Data Bank, or NPDB, is a repository of information created by the federal government to provide a comprehensive review of the professional credentials of health care practitioners, including, but not limited to, any discipline a health care practitioner receives from a state medical board. Read More ›

High Street Releases Proposed Rules for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Cultivators

Ohio Medical Marijuana Cultivator

Ohio’s medical marijuana regulations are budding. Ohio recently released proposed rules for cultivators, those interested in “growing, harvesting, packaging, and transporting medical marijuana.” Read More ›

Highlights of Medical Marijuana Proposed Rules for Ohio Dispensaries and Physicians

Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensary

On December 15, 2016, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy posted its proposed rules governing the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. The same day, the State Medical Board posted its proposed rules regulating the issuance of certificates to physicians wishing to recommend medical marijuana to their patients. Below are a few key points from each set of proposed rules. Read More ›

Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law

Ohio Medicinal Marijuana neon sign

“Let’s get together and feel alright” sang the Ohio legislature to those suffering from ailments like: Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, and Parkinson’s disease. Those are just a few of the “qualifying medical conditions”1 in House Bill 523 for which a physician may prescribe medical marijuana. Read More ›

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Brian F. Higgins is an associate in FBT's regulated business group with a focus on health care, and he has a history as corporate counsel to Medpace, Inc., a pharmaceutical clinical research organization.