Archive: February 2024

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Bennett and Burnheimer

    February 22, 2024

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Colin Bennett and J. Clayton Burnheimer have joined the firm. Colin Bennett Bennett joins Rhoades McKee as an Associate on the Real Estate Law and Business and Corporate Law Teams. He routinely assists in selling, acquiring, and leasing industrial, commercial, and warehouse properties. Additionally, Bennett advises closely held […]

  • Understanding the Legal Risk for Healthcare Providers Regarding Controlled Substances

    February 19, 2024

    Controlled substances are medications that are regulated by the federal government. They include opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants. Over the last 25 years, controlled substances have come under increasing regulatory scrutiny, in part because of the opioid epidemic, and in part because the medical and scientific community has learned more about the risks associated with prescribing […]

  • Rhoades McKee Obtains Complete Dismissal of LARA Administrative Complaint

    February 12, 2024

    The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has considerable power to issue sanctions against healthcare providers under Michigan law. Once LARA files an administrative complaint against an individual healthcare provider, it is unusual for LARA to dismiss such a complaint without administering a sanction. Therefore, Rhoades McKee attorney, Douglas Vanden Berge, was pleased when […]

  • Administrative Complaints, Compliance Conferences and Administrative Hearings

    February 5, 2024

    What is an administrative complaint? If the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) believes an investigation has identified a violation of the Public Health Code, then they will proceed to file an administrative complaint against the healthcare provider they believe has committed such a violation. Administrative complaints describe the alleged breach of the […]

  • State Licensing Investigations

    February 5, 2024

    Who can file a complaint with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)? In Michigan, anyone can file a complaint with LARA against a nurse, physician, psychologist, social worker, or other medical or mental healthcare providers. How does LARA respond to a filed complaint? LARA will usually assign an investigator to investigate the […]

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