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The legal considerations for advanced practice professionals

As the number of practicing advanced practice professionals (APP) continues to increase, healthcare organizations need to be aware of the legal implications of utilizing them. In his role as corporate counsel at Dignity Health, in Pasadena, California, Gayland Hethcoat advises hospitals, retail health clinics, and other healthcare providers on a wide range of operational matters, including emerging issues involving APPs. These include licensure and scope of practice, corporate governance, credentialing and privileging, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement. He has also presented on the topic at the National Association Medical Staff Services annual conference. Hethcoat recently discussed APPs and the legal landscape with CPRLI.

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