There are growing concerns about the number of lawsuits instituted against small businesses in Texas. This number has significantly increased, primarily due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses practicing medicine tend to be affected the most, mainly because they occasion illegal investigations, which often end up with sanctions by the licensing board. In addition, practitioners are required to pay outrageous insurance premiums in order to avoid malpractice lawsuits and claims. However, these legal hurdles can be avoided by simply invoking certain fundamental provisions of the United States Constitution. Such a provision sets out to leverage your rights and ensure that you avoid any stumbling blocks in your area of practice.
That said, here’s what you need to know about the 1st and 14th Amendments and why they are vital.
The Legal Basis
The United States Constitution, by virtue of the 1st and 14th Amendments, sets out to uphold the interests of individuals by guaranteeing them freedom of association. Put briefly, freedom of association is a fundamental freedom that guarantees individuals the right to join or leave groups voluntarily.
To put this into perspective, individuals are at liberty to join a private membership association such as the ProAdvocate group without interference from anyone. Succinctly, the law recognizes private membership associations and -in the same token- upholds the rights of individuals to join these associations.
How can a medical practitioner benefit from a private membership association?
Joining a private membership association in line with the 1st and 14th Amendments comes with multiple benefits. If you are a medical practitioner in a private membership association, you may have a considerable advantage with respect to challenges facing medical practitioners.
This is because a private membership association allows you to work within the confines of the law. Put briefly, any act you do -while in a private membership association- is free from interference by either state or federal law. Therefore, you avoid being charged with medical malpractice.
As tools of progress, joining a private membership association in line with the 1st and 14th Amendments benefits medical practitioners in the following ways:
- It helps safeguard the privacy of your business and other financial affairs.
- It helps eliminate illegal investigations and sanctions by any licensing board.
- It helps reduce the risk of malpractice lawsuits and claims.
- You can practice medicine without the burden of strict compliance with federal laws and HIPPA laws.