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The Professional Workforce

Learn about the prohibition on the corporate practice of medicine and legal issues regarding physicians’ hospital privileges


Healthcare entities come in many shapes and sizes, from connected health systems to solo doctor’s offices. These entities may be operated privately for a profit or on a nonprofit basis or may be operated by the government. But what all healthcare entities have in common is a workforce of specialized healthcare workers who provide medical care to patients. Several unique rules and laws apply to medicine’s professional workforce.

I. Professional Licensing and Prohibition on the Corporate...