Recorded October 20th, 2016
The Florida Department of Health is charged with regulating all health care practitioners in Florida, including all categories of physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and pharmacies. As the former top prosecutor for the Florida Department of Health, Daniel Hernandez possesses a unique understanding of the processes the Department follows when investigating and prosecuting health care practitioners. This course will provide Florida attorneys and compliance officers with insight on these processes, an explanation of what to expect when dealing with Department investigators and prosecutors, Florida’s impaired practitioner programs and regulatory boards. The course will also outline best practices for avoiding or limiting licensure discipline against health practitioners charged with a variety of violations, including impairment, sexual misconduct and malpractice.
Daniel Hernandez is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he practices general administrative law and is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Daniel has focused his practice on assisting companies and individuals in their dealings and engagements with Florida administrative agencies, including the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.