C.Doris Okafor Dike

C.Doris Okafor Dike

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Doris Dike's healthcare expertise is both deep and wide, covering regulatory compliance, contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, CHOWS, health care operation audits, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) oversight. Doris worked is both health care attorney and compliance officer. She developed and managed compliance programs that addressed government and industry requirements and their many implications. She has experience in medical license defense , nursing license defense and peer review.

Doris is a member of the American Bar Association Health Law Section, the Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, and the American Health Lawyers Association

She can be reached at d@dklawg.com

Practice Areas
Health Care Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
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Washington and Lee University School of Law
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (2010) | Health Administration
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24105900
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Articles & Publications
Wellness Expert: How Entrepreneurs Can Own a Medical Practice
D Ceo Healthcare
The Travel Act A new weapon in the Healthcare fraud fight
Dallas Medica Journal
Market your practice without violating the Anti-Kickback Statute
Physicians practice
HIPAA compliance tips for small medical practices
Medical Economics
10 tips to avoid embezzlement at your medical practice
Medical Economics
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered
Q. Im a nurse.the hospital called to say im being "investigated for inappropriate access to a patient chart"recommendation?
A: You have a duty to the organization you are doing contract work with and a duty to your patients to keep the information confidential. If there is a suspicion that you accessed charts or information inappropriately the Hospital will be held accountable under HIPAA and you could face disciplinary action under your nursing board and your contract could be terminated. The first step, is for you /your attorney to determine if you had a right to access the patient's chart? Second, allow the health entity to conduct their investigation. Don't interfere but have some recollection why you accessed the records.
Q. Botox Injections in Pa
A: Hi, I am not a lawyer in PA. I will say that here in Texas delegation really depends on state statutes. I'd check out your scope of practice laws in Pennsylvania. Certainly tele-medicine is a thing but some states have distance requirements when physicians delegate tasks. Also, are you a nurse practitioner or an RN? The NP will probably have more latitude in what they are allowed to do or not. Your best bet is to review these statutes with an experienced lawyer in your state and discuss with your supervising physician
Q. I am a nurse in wis and need to know if i need to change my name on my nursing license now or in six mouths?
A: I am not a Wisc attorney so I am not familiar with their statutes. Generally speaking, you can keep your maiden name on all documents or change your license. Its really a preference thing. Some people prefer the names on all their licenses and degrees to match.
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