Health Law Matters

Physician Alert: Remember, You Are Recommending Medical Marijuana, Not Prescribing It.

Prescribing Medical Marijuana

Ohio’s medical marijuana program is set to begin just a little over a year from now. The proposed rules governing Ohio physicians and their role in marijuana-related treatments must be finalized by September 8, 2017. Read More ›

What is the OIG Exclusion List, and How Could It Affect Your Practice?

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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services maintains a list of healthcare providers who are excluded from participating in Medicare, Medicaid and all other federal health care programs. Read More ›

Medical Marijuana Takes Root in West Virginia

West Virginia Capitol Building

West Virginia is the 29th state to authorize medical marijuana use. Read More ›

Tips for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Business Applicants

Ohio Medical Marijuana Business

Only 13! That is the percentage of applicants who will ultimately receive an Ohio medical marijuana cultivators’ license. Read More ›

New Kentucky Laws on Schedule II Drug Prescriptions

Prescription Drugs

Kentucky providers with prescriptive authority take note: beginning June 29, 2017, new laws (HB 333) go into effect that significantly impact the prescribing of Schedule II drugs. Schedule II drugs include brand names such as Demerol, OxyContin and Percocet Read More ›

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 ›

Ohio Cultivates Marijuana Dispensary Rules as White House Sends Smoke Signals of Approval

American pulse on Marijuana

President Trump said he was “100 percent” in favor of medical marijuana during his campaign. 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 ›

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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.

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