We help physical therapists start their business, complete any transactions with their business, protect their license, sell their business, hire and fire workers and maintain compliance with board rules, Minnesota law and Federal law.
In Minnesota, a physical therapist has many rules to follow ranging from board propagated rules all the way to Federal Law. Physical therapists 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 (“divided fees”) is often a subject that is misunderstood by physical therapists and their agents. It is largely defined in Minnesota under Minn Stat 148.75, but there may also be federal law considerations if the physical therapist is accepting medicare or medicaid funding.
Physical therapists should also take note of the endless amount of administrative rules that can suspend or revoke a physical therapist’s license if violated. These are listed under Minn Stat 148.75. This includes language as broad and ambiguous as “unprofessional conduct or any other conduct which has the potential for causing harm to the public.”
Often times physical therapists will partner with other physical therapists or 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.