I am a Chiropractor and have a Physician in my practice performing certain tests.  Right now, we don’t have any sort of contract.  I know there are certain prohibitions.  How should this be structured?
Dr. G
NYS has specific laws governing relationships between professionals.  Because of certain prohibitions, a Chiropractor is not allowed to enter into a partnership arrangement or employ a Physician (MD, DO).  However, there are a number of ways to structure an arrangement between a Chiropractor and a Physician, including, but not limited to: (1) a Physician is allowed to hire a Chiropractor as an employee or independent contractor; (2) a Chiropractor is allowed to rent space, equipment and/or personnel to a Physician through a license arrangement; and (3) parties oftentimes enter into management arrangements, that when structured correctly will document a relationship appropriately.  When working with a professional of a different license type, it is of the utmost importance to seek counsel to ensure you are appropriately structured, and that your arrangement is in writing, especially due to the increased number of audits.  



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