Assisting Pharmacies And Pharmacists With Many Types Of Health Care Legal Matters
Pharmacies, pharmacists and dispensaries in Texas must follow an array of complex laws and regulations. Failure to comply with these laws can result in severe penalties that can derail your career or business. If you are a pharmacist or pharmacy owner facing a legal problem, our experienced health care attorneys can help.
At Rivas Goldstein, LLP, our Texas attorneys focus solely on health care law. We have helped many pharmacists and pharmacies resolve legal issues like the one you are facing. You can call our Austin office now at 512-481-2916 to get immediate help in an initial consultation.
Protecting Your Rights In An Investigation
The investigation process for a pharmacy or pharmacist often starts with a civil investigative demand, subpoena or raid from the government. No matter the situation, our skilled lawyers can help you through this difficult experience. Pharmacies and pharmacists should not discuss the details of their case with law enforcement or investigators without an attorney present. A knowledgeable lawyer can help communicate on your behalf and help you protect your case.
These pharmacy investigations and audits are regularly conducted by law enforcement and regulatory agencies. A few common entities that investigate pharmacies and pharmacists include the FBI, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit or by Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC). These agencies have significant power to seize your records and investigate your business while looking for fraud or abuse.
One common issue that pharmacies face when under investigation is that they may have vital records or property seized by investigators. We can help you reclaim any property that was seized during an audit so that you can run your business while the investigation continues.
Avoiding Legal Problems With Experienced Help
In addition to helping businesses handle urgent legal problems, such as an investigation, we also help clients prevent future regulatory issues. Our attorneys assist our health care clients in establishing and running their businesses under the law. We help health pharmacies and pharmacists with many types of legal matters, including matters involving initial licensing, legal compliance, billing matters, audit and claim defense.