John Diehl Presents at Take Medicine Back Summit
John Diehl presented at the 2023 Take Medicine Back Summit on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The Take Back Medicine Summit was started by a group of emergency medicine physicians who organized to take emergency medicine back from corporate interests which they believe are exploiting both patients and physicians.
Mr. Diehl’s presentation, The Corporate Practice of Medicine - a Historical Context, discussed the history and policy rationale of the legal prohibition of the corporate practice of medicine. In his presentation, John explained that the law recognizes and protects doctors’ duties to their patients and prohibits non-physician businesses from employing doctors that would create a conflicting obligation to the employer. Mr. Diehl advanced the point of view that private equity practice management companies, and the intrusive practice of health insurance companies, are interfering with patient care in the same manner as the prohibited corporate practice.
John Diehl counsels and represents clients on a broad range of issues in corporate law, governance, state and federal regulatory compliance.