Florida Laws and Rules - 2020 and Beyond 2224
Kimberly Driggers, Paul Lambert, Coretta Anthony-Smith, William Dillon, and Jeffrey Cohen
Course discussing various and frequent laws and rules impacting the chiropractic profession in Florida. Attendees will learn about the Florida chiropractic scope of practice; the various new laws passed in the 2019-2020 Legislative Session that impact the profession; HIPAA laws; creating a multidisciplinary office and the STARK law implications; marketing schemes and making sure they are legal for a PI practice; and the differences in a PIP versus mandatory BI auto practice and how the law differs.
- Discuss and review various and frequent laws and rules impacting the chiropractic profession in Florida
- Learn about the Florida chiropractic scope of practice
Kimberly Driggers, JD
Kimberly A. Driggers is the owner of Driggers Law, PA, where she represents the Florida Chiropractic Association as its Assistant General Counsel and serves as one of their Lobbyists. For the prior twenty-plus years, Ms. Driggers was in private practice in Orlando and Tallahassee, Florida, initially representing the interests of insurance companies in their defense of injury and insurance claims. After a number of years and for the majority of her practice, she put her insurance knowledge to use in representing medical providers, injured patients, and homeowners in the denial of insurance benefits, litigating insurance claims in courts throughout Florida.
Ms. Driggers is well known in the area of Personal Injury Protection insurance law (No-Fault or PIP insurance) and has authored numerous articles, testifies regularly in the Florida Legislature, and lectures for the Florida Chiropractic Association throughout the State of Florida. She is a longstanding member of the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys.
In August 2019, Ms. Driggers became the first Non-Chiropractor and seventh woman since 1963, to be elected to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession that develops, administers and scores standardized exams for the chiropractic profession.
She received her B.A. in Psychology Magna Cum Laude from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1990. Ms. Driggers attended the Florida State University College of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1994.
Paul Lambert, JD
Paul Watson Lambert has represented the Florida Chiropractic Association since 1977 and has been a member of the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys since 1978 serving as its president since 1985. Mr. Lambert has been in private practice since 1977 limiting his practice to representing health care providers and trade associations.
Mr. Lambert graduated from Florida State University (BA 1968) and was granted a juris doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law in 1971. Mr. Lambert was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1971 and is admitted to practice in all federal courts in Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal.
Mr. Lambert served as a Florida Assistant Attorney General (1971-74), staff counsel to the Florida Legislature Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (1975), Staff Director to the Florida Senate Select Committee on Property Rights & Land Acquisition (1975-76) and staff counsel to the Florida Senate President’s Office (1977). Mr. Lambert has served as Chairman of the Florida Bar Administrative Law Section, President of the Florida Government Bar Association, Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Florida Medical Examiners Commission, and served on the Florida Pain Management Commission of the Florida Medical Examiners Commission.
Mr. Lambert has lectured extensively on matters relating to health law, administrative law, personal injury protection and psychology law.
Coretta Anthony-Smith, Esq.
Coretta Anthony-Smith is a native Floridian, born and raised in Naples, Florida. After graduating from high school, Coretta attended Georgetown University where she earned her B.S. in Marketing. Thereafter, she worked in the insurance industry learning the ins-and-outs of the insurance industry and the inner workings of insurance companies. In 1996, Coretta began law school at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where she graduated in 1999. After graduating from law school, Coretta worked for two prominent insurance defense firms representing several major insurance carriers. In 2004, Coretta stopped representing insurance companies and changed her focus to representing consumers and individuals in claims against insurance companies.
In 2007, Coretta formed Anthony-Smith Law with only one other employee. The firm has now grown to more than 12 employees. Coretta focuses on representing people against insurance companies in various insurance disputes including but not limited to property damage claims, homeowner’s claims, personal injury protection claims (“PIP”) and wrongful denial of coverage claims. She also represents individuals who have been injured in automobile accidents, slip and falls and victims of nursing home neglect.
Coretta is also licensed to practice law in all counties in the State of Florida, as well as the Federal Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. She also serves on the Florida Bar’s Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Committee and previously served on the Florida Bar’s Small Claims Rules Committee (2010-2017). Coretta was also a contributing editor on the Tenth and Eleventh Editions of The Florida Bar’s, Florida Automobile Insurance Law, No-Fault Insurance (2018 and 2019).
Coretta also believes in giving back to the community and works on many charitable events. She is currently a board member of Saving Our Sons, an organization dedicated to strengthening male leadership in underprivileged areas. She has also received several awards for her community service and generous sponsorship donations.
William Dillon, JD
Bill Dillon is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the area of Health Care law. He is also certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in the area of corporate compliance (CHC) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Section (CIPP/US). Bill focuses his practice on assisting health care providers and entities to adhere to the complex regulatory requirements of the health care sector. Additionally, he also advises on data privacy and security issues in both the health care and non-health care sectors.
For nearly two decades, Bill has represented Federally Qualified Health Centers (not for profit and public entity federal grantees) in providing services to Florida’s medically underserved populations. This representation has included assisting these entities in complying with federal and state grant requirements and other programs such as the 340B Drug Discount Program. In addition to his representation of Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bill has represented health care providers and entities in structuring compliant business relationships, as well as in providing counsel regarding business operations.
In the area of data privacy and security, Bill has been involved in the areas of HIPAA and HITECH. He previously served as an outside consultant to Florida’s Agency of Health Care Administration’s Privacy and Security Project, which was part of the larger Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration, funded by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. During his work on the project, Bill assisted industry stakeholders in analyzing Florida laws relating to the exchange of health care information. In an effort to assist in the elimination of barriers to health information exchange, Bill assisted in the drafting of the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act, which was passed into law in 2009.
Although Bill represents health care providers and entities in administrative and regulatory matters, his primary focus is on helping providers and entities to steer clear of activities that could be considered non-compliant. He continuously strives to help clients achieve compliant operations so that they can dedicate their time and resources to providing health care.
Jeffrey Cohen, Esq.
With over 25 years of relative healthcare law experience, Mr. Cohen’s background and expertise is in transactional healthcare and corporate matters. He is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in healthcare law, and is the founder of The Florida Healthcare Law Firm, a firm which brings experience, knowledge and practical advice to a wide-range of healthcare related entities such as physicians, medical staffs, home health agencies, surgery and imaging centers and many others. Mr. Cohen has been forming and representing integrated practices of M.D.s and D.C.s for over 20 years in Florida and nationwide.
Prior to founding The Florida Healthcare Law Firm, Mr. Cohen was the in-house counsel for the Florida Medical Association until 1993 and then served for thirteen years as a partner in a respected law firm in South Florida. He is equally knowledgeable about contract law, corporate and employment law, and all of the specific laws and compliance regulations that relate to healthcare entities. These regulations include Stark, anti-kickback, fraud and abuse and HIPAA. An AV-rated attorney, he has developed a reputation for providing exceptional legal services and ethical counsel.
Mr. Cohen is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Doctor’s Advisory Network of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Medical Association Counsel, the Florida Hospital Association and is also a certified arbitrator with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar from 1994-97, has Chaired the Managed Care Division of the Health Law Section, was a member of the Antitrust Advisory Committee to the Agency for Health Care Administration in 1993 and was a member of Health Law Section of the Florida Bar’s Certification Committee from 2005-2008.
Named Best Health Care Attorney at the 1995 Medical Business Health Care Awards, Mr. Cohen was selected by his peers as a ”Leading American Attorney.” He is a frequent lecturer and author on healthcare law topics. He was selected by his peers as one of the Florida Legal Elite for 2008 and was recognized as such in Florida Trend’s July, 2008 issue. He was also honored a Key Partner for 2011 by the South Florida Business Journal. Most recently, he was chosen for inclusion in the 2012 Florida’s Best Lawyers publication. Mr. Cohen also currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Milagro Center, a 501 (c) 3 organization that provides after school arts and education enrichment to at risk children in Delray Beach.
This lecture has been approved by Texas College of Chiropractic and quality control checked by the Florida Chiropractic Association. This lecture has attained approval in the following states: CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, and WA.
- 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
- 2.00 Florida Laws and Rules (FLR) credit
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