Individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing
In addition to summaries of recent health law cases, this issue features a reprint of the “Yates Memo.” On September 9, 2015, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates issued a memorandum addressed to assistant U.S. attorneys that signals a change in the approach the federal government will be taking to corporate investigations and prosecutions. Health care attorneys likely should be familiar with this memo.
Outside investment in health care: A very attractive hot potato
The June issue of the Health Care Lawyer included an article by Lawrence Stark, “Professional Services Corporations and Medical Corporations in Illinois—A Brief Primer.” That article discussed some of the drafting and other legal requirements to form a professional service corporation under Illinois law. In this issue, an article by Thomas B. Shapira and Louis S. Harrison, “Outside Investment in Health Care: A Very Attractive Hot Potato,” addresses some particular issues in organizing health care providers in Illinois, including the “corporate practice of medicine” doctrine.
Professional services corporations and medical corporations in Illinois—A brief primer
For Illinois physicians and other health care professionals who want to incorporate, a basic understanding of the relevant statutes and regulations is critical. This issue of the Health Care Lawyer provides a useful primer on this topic. And, look for an article in an upcoming issue discussing the "corporate practice doctrine" in Illinois
Some new (and old) ways to fix the mental health system in Illinois
Hospital emergency rooms throughout Illinois, and across the country, increasingly encounter the problem of "psychiatric boarding"—caring for patients with significant mental health issues in the hospital’s emergency department while waiting for an inpatient hospital bed or transfer to another inpatient facility. This article examines this problem and offers some ways to address it.