The Illinois Chiropractic Society offers a number of useful benefits for our members – not just free CME. Read this article to learn about all of the benefits that ICS members receive when they join the ICS!
A lien is a legal claim against specific property. A health care lien is a claim against monetary proceeds in an injury case. The Illinois health care lien law refers to individual health care licensees as “health care professionals” and to facility health care licensees as “health care providers.” The law allows health care professionals, such as physicians and other health care professionals, and health care providers such as hospitals, to assert liens for service billings against personal injury monies to be paid to the patient by a negligent party.
In cases where the physician is sought as a witness (a non-party to the lawsuit), the law now provides that discovery depositions may be taken only with the doctor’s consent, or pursuant to subpoena issued under court order. Whether you testify at deposition by agreement or by court order, the party issuing the subpoena must pay you a reasonable fee for your time (generally more than normal witness fees).
Did you know that a medical corporation, professional service corporation or limited liability company needs its own license to operate legally in Illinois? This means that owners of these entities must not only form the corporation through the Secretary of State, but they must also file for and obtain a professional license from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), even though all of the owners and practitioners possess individual licenses.