This course is supported, in part, by an educational grant from Barclay Damon LLP.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:30am-11:30am (3 CE Hrs)
Speakers: Frances A. Ciardullo, ESQ and Margaret Surowka, ESQ
Video – Meet Fran and Maggie
This course is recommended for Dentists and Office Managers and Office Staff.
The government is targeting dental practice ownership structure, incentive and bonus payments, the role of management companies and marketing as violating New York’s laws prohibiting corporate practice, fee splitting and fee referrals. Dental practices must also comply with other laws that govern their day to day operations and their relationship with patients. This session will highlight the best practices to avoid liability, and will focus on real life scenarios commonly faced by dentists.
- Understand corporate practice prohibitions
- Recognize unlawful business arrangements
- Know their obligations as places of public accommodation.
- Learn best practices in patient interactions.
Frances A. Ciardullo, ESQ, special counsel at Barclay Damon LLP, is a member of the firm’s Health Care & Human Services Practice Area. She obtained her BA from Cornell University and her JD from Syracuse University College of Law. Frances is a former town justice, the former Central New York Women’s Bar Association president, a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association and the New York State Bar Association Health Law Section. She frequently speaks at dental conferences and her writing has been published in the NYSBA Health Law Journal and Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company’s Dateline and Dental Dateline
Margaret Surowka, ESQ, counsel at Barclay Damon LLP, is a member of the firm’s Health Care & Human Services Practice Area. She obtained her BA from Hamilton College and her JD from Albany Law School. Margaret was previously General Counsel to the New York State Dental Association. She serves on the National Society of Dental Practitioners’ Board of Directors and was President of Capital District Women’s Bar Association. Margaret is a member of the New York State Bar Association Health Law Section. Her writing has been published in the New York State Dental Journal and the NSYBA Health Law Journal.
Neither Frances A. Ciardullo, ESQ, nor Margaret Surowka, ESQ, are associated with, employed by, nor consult for, any manufacturer, supplier, or retailer of dental instruments or materials.