If it is your first time seeking approval from a Wisconsin hospital credentialing committee, you probably have many questions about the process. Unfortunately, it might be difficult for you to find a concise, general answer to any questions you have. Individual governing bodies have a great deal of latitude in deciding who works in their healthcare centers, and in what capacity.
In order to legally practice medicine in Wisconsin, you must be properly licensed. The licensing process is not easy and requires you to follow several steps, including taking tests. It is done this way to ensure only those who are properly trained and knowledgeable are able to work in healthcare and provide safe care to patients. Anyone found practicing medicine without the proper license could face criminal charges.
Gaining the right to practice medicine takes a lot of time, money and effort. Having cleared all the hurdles, maintaining the practice can be like walking on stilts. Myriad issues can surface from unexpected quarters, and if just one knocks a stilt from under you, it could be the end of your career as a doctor or nurse. Strong defense of your licensure may be required.
If you are a doctor or nurse in the medical field in Wisconsin, it is possible that you have faced a decision over whether to sign a contract that includes a non-compete agreement. Do you know what it means? Are you of the school of thought that holds that such provisions have no teeth, so signing is no big deal? Let this serve as a word of caution.
The idea of tapping into technology to expand delivery of medical care to a wider base of American citizens is not new. Many in the industry, including insurance companies, have understood the potential benefits of creating such infrastructure.
The road to becoming a licensed doctor or nurse in Wisconsin is not an easy one. Therefore, if or when you are named in a formal complaint about care delivery you've been involved with, it needs to be taken seriously. Because it is a legal process, working with an advocate who knows your profession and the law is important.
Wisconsin is a great place to live. The breadth of nature on display through all four seasons and the long continuum of cultural and entertainment experiences available make it attractive. It's also a great place to work, as we noted in a post earlier this year on opportunities for nurses. Is it any wonder that the same source that informed that post finds the same applies to doctors?
There are few who would argue the health care system in the United States wouldn't benefit from some shaking up. What form that shaking should take is the $64,000 question. Unfortunately, no clear answers have surfaced and debate continues.
The opioid epidemic has caused many things to come under scrutiny. This includes the opioid prescription practices of doctors. Across the country, various steps have been taken related to such practices to try to help address the opioid crisis.
It is important for doctors to properly address the legal matters that arise in relation to their career, such as contract matters. This is true whatever stage of their career they are in. Health law attorneys can assist doctors with dealing with the legal issues particular to where they are within their professional career.