Chapter 10.B.3 (or 4.B.3) -- Corporate Practice of Medicine

In a split decision that extensively debates the legal and public policy issues, the Minnesota Supreme Court found that the corporate practice of medicine doctrine is still alive, and it bars a group of chiropractors from billing for services delivered through a clinic with lay owners.   Isles Wellness, Inc. v. Progressive Northern Ins. Co.,703 N.W.2d 513 (Minn. 2005).

Criticizing the doctrine, see Nicole Huberfeld, Be not afraid of change: time to eliminate the corporate practice of medicine doctrine, 14 Health Matrix 243-291 (2004).

 

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