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Florida State law makes it a felony to offer or receive any compensation in return for referring patients. For instance, were a company to offer physicians a supply of patients at a specified fee per patient, both the broker and physician would be subject to criminal penalties. It should be noted that the prohibition does not extend to flat fee marketing (e.g., paying for advertising space).
Steven Rosenberg, MD, Palm Beach - elected vice-chair of the Florida Board of Medicine and Chair of the Board of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine's Joint Committee on Medical Marijuana.
Ralph Massullo, MD, Lecanto - successfully elected to the Florida House of Representatives in November 2017 and serves in House District 34. This district includes all of Citrus County and a portion of Hernando County.