Mark Peters, a partner in Waller’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and Kim Looney, a partner in the firm’s Healthcare Compliance and Operations group, are authors on two chapters in the American Health Lawyers Association’s new publication Representing Physicians Handbook, Fourth Edition.
Peters authored the chapter entitled “Labor and Employment” which covers federal labor and employment laws and how courts examine employment claims. Additionally, the section outlines some of the critical substantive issues that arise under various statues and provides a general framework as to how labor law potentially affects physicians and other healthcare providers. Waller associates, Heath Edwards, Chen Ni and Brittany Stancombe assisted with the editing of the chapter.
Looney co-authored the chapter entitled “Physician Joint Ventures” which outlines the basic structure of various venture models that have been employed to enable physicians to collaborate with others to provide ancillary services. The chapter also covers the legal and regulatory issues implicated by the use of various venture models to facilitate the joint provision of healthcare services by physicians and other collaborations. Waller associates, Daniel Patten and Alexander Mills assisted with the editing of the chapter.
Since the publication of the Third Edition, there has been continued expansion of the healthcare laws and regulations applicable to physicians. This newly updated edition of the AHLA Representing Physicians Handbook addresses a wealth of issues confronting physicians and their legal representatives, including the latest Stark changes. For more information or to order, visit the AHLA bookstore or call +1 (800) 533-1637.