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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).
Congratulations are in order for our fellow physician and colleague, Dr. Ralph Massullo. Dr. Massullo, an active member of the a past president of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and past president of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, was successfully election to the Florida House of Representatives in November and will serve in House District 34. This district includes all of Citrus County and a portion of Hernando County.