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Structuring the Holistic Health Care Clinic, Wellness Center, Medical Spa, or Integrative Care Center: Legal Issues

We advise clients setting up holistic health care centers, wellness clinics, integrative medicine centers, and medical spas regarding the legal issues involved in structuring a group health practice or wellness initiative.

The checklist of legal issues we address includes areas such as:

  • medical malpractice
  • chiropractic malpractice, acupuncture malpractice, and negligence by other healers such as homeopaths, naturopathic physicians, homeopathic physicians, massage therapists, energy healers, psychologists, and other mind-body providers and therapists
  • scope of practice (the practice boundaries for health care practitioners other than MDs and DOs)
  • medical board and other regulatory board discipline for unprofessional conduct (also known as professional misconduct
  • insurance billing and coding
  • Medicare opt-out and dealing with Medicare patients as a par or non-par physician
  • health care fraud and abuse issues
  • contracts between the center and associated practitioners
  • other legal issues

Because this is such a huge and growing part of our niche practice in holistic health care, complementary and alternative medicine, integrative medicine, and the medical spa and wellness industries, we have dedicated considerable blog time to posts discussing the legal issues.

Most commonly our attorneys refer clients to posts such as:

In the next post we will update our discussion of medical spa legal issues with a focus on contracts between the wellness or holistic health care (CAM or integrative medicine) center or medical spa on one hand, and the practitioners on the other.

To assess your healthcare legal and regulatory issues, contact the Michael H. Cohen Law Group.  Our healthcare and FDA legal team counsels health and wellness products and technologies, practices, and ventures, that accelerate health and healing.

Michael H CohenMichael H Cohen
The Los Angeles / San Francisco / Bay Area-based Michael H Cohen Law Group provides healthcare legal and FDA legal & regulatory counsel to health & wellness practices and ventures, including health technology companies (medical devices to wearable health and nanotech), healthcare facilities (from medical centers to medical spas), and healthcare service providers (from physicians to psychologists).Our legal team offers expertise in corporate & transactional, healthcare regulatory & compliance, and healthcare litigation and dispute resolution, in cutting-edge areas such as anti-aging and functional medicine, telemedicine and m-health, and concierge medicine.Our Founder, attorney Michael H. Cohen, is an author, speaker on healthcare law and FDA law, and internationally-recognized thought leader in the trillion-dollar health & wellness industry.
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