Individual Services – Estate planning, probate, and family law

  • Understand the Impacts of the Proposed Marijuana Reclassification

    June 7, 2024

    On May 21, 2024, the Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed a rule which, if enacted, would “transfer marijuana from schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to schedule III of the CSA.”1 Before the rule can be enacted, a 60 day comment period is given to allow members of the public to voice their […]

  • 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 […]

  • Back to School Essentials – Estate Planning Documents for College Students

    August 18, 2023

    As many parents help their college students pack for a dorm room or apartment, they are focused on the obvious essentials like a mini fridge, laptop, bedding, and cleaning supplies. Have you ever stopped to consider that as your children turn 18 they become legal adults? Our laws afford 18-year-olds more freedom and responsibility while […]

  • Rhoades McKee Files Amicus Brief Seeking to Protect Michigan Auto Accident Victims

    February 20, 2023

    Rhoades McKee attorney Stephen Hulst recently filed an amicus brief with the Michigan Supreme Court in the case of Andary v USAA. The Andary case involves challenges to certain provisions of Michigan’s no-fault reform law that was passed in June 2019. As part of the reform, the Michigan Legislature imposed new fee caps and limitations […]

  • Is a National Standard for Data Privacy on the Horizon?

    June 23, 2022

    A key congressional subcommittee begins debate today, June 23, 2022, on legislation leaders are calling the closest Congress has ever come to enacting a national standard for data privacy. As an increasing number of states enact consumer privacy laws, many businesses must comply with seemingly conflicting standards on what information they may collect, what they […]

  • Rhoades McKee Obtains Emergency Injunctive Relief to Protect Client

    April 26, 2022

    Rhoades McKee attorney Stephen Hulst recently obtained a significant victory for catastrophically injured individuals and their fight to keep the care they need to survive. Stephen Gedda suffered a spinal cord injury in a 2011 auto accident, rendering him a quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator.  Gedda’s auto insurer, State Farm, paid for the 24/7 […]

  • 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 Michigan Public Health Code (Public Health Code), then LARA will proceed to file an administrative complaint against the healthcare provider they believe has committed such a violation. Administrative complaints filed by […]

  • Health Professionals Recovery Program

    March 13, 2022

    What is the Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP)? The Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) is designed to encourage healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other medical and mental healthcare providers, who may suffer from substance abuse or mental health disorders, to seek help in a confidential and non-disciplinary process.  HPRP is administered […]

  • 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 complaint? LARA will usually assign an investigator to investigate the allegations […]

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