We help dentists start their business, complete any transactions with their business, protect their license, purchase and existing business, sell their business, hire and fire workers and maintain compliance with board rules, Minnesota law and Federal law.
In Minnesota, a dentist has many rules to follow ranging from Minnesota Board of Dentistry propagated rules all the way to Federal Law. Dentists are also often in many contracts with vendors, commercial real estate agents, insurance companies, employers, employees, independent contractors, partners and local, state and federal agencies.
Fee splitting is often a subject that is misunderstood by dentists and their agents. It is largely defined in Minnesota under Minn Rule 3100.6200, but there may also be federal law considerations if the dentist is accepting medicare or medicaid funding.
Dentists should also take note of the endless amount of administrative rules that can suspend or revoke a physician’s license if violated. This includes language as broad and ambiguous as “engaging in personal conduct that brings discredit to the profession of dentistry.”
Often times dentists will partner with other dentists or allied dental professionals to form a multidisciplinary clinic. The Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine, as well as fee splitting laws and the Minnesota Professional Firms Act are all considerations that need to be considered in these arrangements.
Invest in experienced legal counsel so you can focus on providing quality care (and enjoying quality time for yourself) rather than guessing and worrying about the law.