Corporate Practice of Medicine: An Old Doctrine Breathing New Life

Author: Andrew B. Roth Publication | June 25, 2014

New York is one of many states that prohibit the “corporate practice of medicine” (CPOM).1 The CPOM doctrine generally bars a business corporation from practicing medicine or employing a physician to provide professional medical services. The doctrine has existed since the early 20th century, but its continuing vitality is evidenced not only by periodic litigation, but as well by recent scrutiny from and investigations by state regulatory agencies.

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