Healthcare companies based outside Florida that expand into the Sunshine State need expert advice on how to structure their growth to comply with Florida law.  Captive entities to employ physicians may be necessary to address the burdensome Health Care Clinic registration requirement.  The Florida Fee Splitting Prohibition presents unique challenges.  Florida also has unique physician self-referral laws (similar to the Stark Law) and anti-kickback statutes, that apply to entities that do not participate in Medicare.  Florida’s laboratory licensure and pharmacy laws differ than many other states’ laws in those industries.  Ann Bittinger was certified by The Florida Bar in 2005 as an expert in health law.  Having practiced for 14 years in Florida healthcare matters, she regularly helps entrepreneurs understand the Florida regulatory scheme and structure their organizations legally as they move into Florida.