I am licensed nurse practitioner in NY being offered a job by a physical therapist in NY to evaluate patients (who have no existing referrals) for physical therapy referrals?
An attorney with experience in employment law would not be familiar with the answer without research. You should try asking an attorney who practices health care law.
You should consult with a health care lawyer in your area because there are many fact-based questions that matter. I have done labor.employment matters for health care entities for 36 years so let me offer a quick overview. For your license, you need to maintain professional independence. If that is compromised, resign. Speak first with your malpractice carrier as to risk management....the "higher license" can be on the hook for the malpractice of the lower license...are you now the guarantor that the PT will do everything to your high professional standards? Check the PT's license background for discipline etc. Google the PT. You don't want to be liable for a Workers Comp mill or a medicaid mill. Be cautious. Good luck.
You should hire an attorney as soon as possible to review the issues. Are you licensed in this new area? Is there any conflict of interest in doing these? Is there a verification required? I would hire an attorney to obtain all of the factors.
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