The National - Business, Rules and Laws: Let Us Protect You
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Course Description: 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 basics of employment laws impacting the running of a practice, HIPAA laws used on a daily basis, the new Direct Primary Care law in Florida and how it can expand an office practice, and expanding a small office to a multidisciplinary office and the important Florida and Federal laws to be aware of that will keep you out of trouble.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant
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.
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.
Michael Silverman, JD
Born and raised in South Florida into a chiropractic household, Michael obtained his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.
Michael is a Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist with the Board of Certification, which coupled with his prior role as in-house counsel to one of the nation’s largest DMEPOS and pharmacy providers allows him to provide his clients with both expert legal and practical business insights.
Mr. Silverman regularly lectures at medical industry and trade events nationwide, where he enjoys educating and engaging with the audience. When not consumed by his passion for law and business, Mr. Silverman is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys spending time with his loved ones and golden retrievers.
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.
Dena Sokolow, JD
Dena H. Sokolow’s litigation experience includes arbitrations, class/collective actions, single and multiple plaintiff lawsuits, administrative proceedings involving employment discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, state whistleblower claims and common law claims. With a practice spanning Florida, Georgia, Alabama and beyond, Dena has handled virtually every type of employment law issue. Dena’s clients range from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Dena partners with her clients to best position them to avoid employment law claims or, at a minimum, put the company in the strongest position to defend such claims. Dena is frequently asked to both speak and write/contribute to articles on employment law issues. She also conducts customized management and employee training on a variety of topics that are specifically tailored to each employer’s policies, practices, and particular needs. Dena regularly works with her clients to audit their employment practices and policies to ensure compliance with federal and state employment legal requirements.
One focus area of her practice is representing and counseling her clients on federal and state wage and hour issues. Dena represents employers in both single plaintiff and collective action cases as well as Department of Labor audits. She has successfully negotiated significant savings and benefits on behalf of her clients who were found by the DOL to have wage and hour violations. Dena works closely with her clients to ensure compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws and assists them, when necessary, in implementing changes and transitions. She reviews such issues as pay classification, calculations of overtime pay, and pay equity.
Before entering law school, Dena was an HR generalist at a staffing company, and during her legal career she owned and ran an HR consulting business. Dena has spent her entire career working in, with or for human resources.
- 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
- 2.00 Florida Laws and Rules (FLR) credit
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