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Beware of Marketing Scams
By The FCA   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
The FCA has been contacted about an alleged marketing scam in the Sarasota area.  An FCA member reports that someone contacted his office offering to market and conduct screenings at different events and gyms and to make appointments for interested individuals to come in to the doctor’s office for an initial exam and workup.  The marketer is said to have informed the doctor that he signs a certain number of individuals at each event.  The cost of the marketing plan – approximately $1500.00 for 9 events.   It has been reported that doctors in the Sarasota area have paid the marketer and that the marketer has not booked or completed the events.
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Medical Records Q&A: What Can I Charge for Copies?
By FCA Insurance & Legal Department   
Thursday, 08 March 2012

Q: How much can I charge for copies of medical records? 

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Medical Records Q&A: Ownership & Control
By FCA Insurance & Legal Department   
Thursday, 08 March 2012

Who is the owner of a patient's medical records? 

Is a doctor required to turn over medical records if a patients asks for them?

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Advertising Rules/Regs
By FCA Insurance & Legal Department   
Monday, 06 February 2012

Our Insurance Liaison office receives numerous calls requesting that we approve advertisements and/or recommend wording for advertisement.  We cannot approve any advertisement by a chiropractic office, nor can we tell you what you should or should not say in an ad.  What we can do, however, is offer the following.

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Biomedical Waste Permits You May Need One
By Paul Watson Lambert, FCA General Counsel   
Friday, 10 December 2010
A chiropractor that generates more than twenty-five pounds of biomedical waste during each 30-day period is required by Florida Statute to apply for a permit from the Department of Health. Doctors generating some but less than twenty-five pounds during each 30-day period are entitled to apply for an exemption from permitting. Chiropractors who do not generate any biomedical waste need not apply for an exemption. 
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