For those of you who don’t know us, we are The Nan Gallagher Law Group. We are proud to offer our State-approved legal services plan, The Shield, to offices of members of NJMGMA. Members of NJMGMA may enroll in the plan for a low annual fee. Through the plan, Society members are eligible for a vast array of covered legal defense services* for a low annual rate. Plan members also receive a 20% discount on all other legal services provided by the Firm.
* Covered services include:
Annual Premium is $599 per year (multiple office group discounts available).
Membership in The Scepter is so vital to your practices right now. The New Jersey State Boards of Medicine and Dentistry have kicked it into high gear over the past several months with impromptu “surprise” (a/k/a ambush) visits of medical and dental practices. From our perspective, there appears to be an enhanced focus on surgical, dermatology, osteopathic, podiatry, and dental practices. Our advice to Shield members is, DO NOT let them in if they show what they have been showing: badges and a Demand to Inspect citing State Board regulations. Call our office first, and either one of us or our attorneys will intervene. We will referee the inspection and ensure that no one is interviewed, and no written questions are answered. What you say can and will be held against you on the spot or at a later date. These types of verbal or written questions are beyond the scope of a demand to inspect – this does not mean that they cannot subsequently send a subpoena to the practice. Only let inspectors in right away who have Search Warrants. Helpful tip: those who bring Search Warrants 99.9% of the time come with “guns and dogs”. So, if no Search Warrant, no guns, and no dogs, they should not be allowed into your office without you first seeking legal advice. Members of The Shield are also eligible to receive a “Mock” State Board inspection at a discounted rate to ensure full compliance with regulatory requirements.
For more information and to speak with an individual about the perks of joining The Scepter plan, please call the plan Hotline, (973) 998-8494, or email us at Info@DocAdvocates.
Note: The Scepter is designed as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, professional liability coverage.