Elizabeth D. Shaw

Elizabeth D. Shaw

Healthcare Law

Elizabeth “Liz” Shaw is a founding partner of RezLegal, LLC. Liz is Board Certified as a Specialist in Health Law by the Florida Bar Association. She also is a Registered Nurse and a licensed Health Care Risk Manager in the State of Florida.

Liz represents licensed healthcare providers, clinical laboratories, compounding pharmacies, executives and marketing representatives in government investigations and enforcement actions for allegations of healthcare fraud and violations of the Federal False Claims Act, Civil Monetary Penalty Law, the Stark Law and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

Liz helps clients conduct internal and independent investigations, conduct witness interviews, prepare investigative reports, establish compliance programs, respond to government audits, respond to requests for information, respond to search warrants, subpoenas, civil investigative demands (CIDs), craft defense strategies and procedural and substantive arguments to government allegations and comply with the requirements of OIG Corporate Integrity Agreements.

Liz is skilled in solving complex regulatory issues and helping companies develop and implement best practices designed to proactively protect their businesses and mitigate the risk of healthcare fraud and abuse. Liz has extensive experience in analyzing and structuring complex healthcare arrangements to comply with federal and state regulatory laws and state licensing laws.

Liz combines her legal expertise with her extensive experience in nursing, risk management and the healthcare industry to provide clients with advice on a broad range of regulatory legal matters, including facility licensure, physician disciplinary cases, medical staff issues, physician office operational issues and HIPAA audits and compliance.

Representative Transactions

  • Successfully negotiated settlements with the United States Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General with no licensure revocation, suspension or exclusion from government programs on behalf of:
    • Compounding pharmacies;
    • Clinical laboratories;
    • Physician group practices; and
    • Individual physicians and other licensed healthcare providers.
  • Structured complex compensation arrangements among physicians in large practices.
  • Assisted physician practices with structuring in-office ancillary services (in-office pharmacy dispensing, lab, physical therapy).
  • Advised on joint venture transactions to establish diagnostic imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers and other ancillary services arrangements.
  • Assisted with structuring in-office pharmacy.
  • Structure various types of concierge medical practices.

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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., with Honors.
  • Associate Business Editor, Florida Coastal School of Law, Law Review.
  • Central Michigan University, Master of Science (Health Care Administration).
  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Professional Recognition

  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Health Law by the Florida Bar Association. 2006 -present
  • 904 Magazine’s Legal Eagles.
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s Florida Bar Board Certified Attorneys.
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s Order in the Court: 200 Local Expert Attorneys.
  • Florida Super Lawyers ® – Rising Stars for Health Care Law in 2009.

Professional Background

  • RezLegal, Founder/Partner, 2014 – present.
  • Reznicsek, Fraser, White & Shaffer, P.A., Attorney, 2006 – 2014.
  • Akerman Senterfitt, Jacksonville, Florida, Attorney, 2002 – 2006.
  • Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida, Director, Risk Management, 2000 – 2001.
  • McCullough & Glary, P.A., Jacksonville, Florida, Attorney, 2000.
  • Brant, Moore, Macdonald & Wells, P.A., Jacksonville, Florida, Law Clerk, 1997 – 1999.

Notable Client Work

  • Assist cardiology practice to establish a cardiac catherization lab
  • Develop joint venture catherization lab arrangement between cardiology practice and hospital
  • Advise on joint venture transactions to establish diagnostic imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers and other arrangements
  • Successfully negotiate settlements with the United States Department of Justice with no licensure revocation, suspension or exclusion from government programs on behalf of:
    – Compounding pharmacies;
    – Clinical laboratories;
    – Physician group practices; and
    – Individual physicians and other licensed health care providers
  • Structure complex compensation arrangements among physicians in large practices
  • Assist physician practices with structuring in-office ancillary services
  • Structure various types of concierge medical practices
  • Merger of physician practices to form large single-specialty and multi-specialty group practices

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar (Health Law Section).
  • S. District Court, Middle District Court of Florida.
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association.
  • Member, American Bar Association.
  • Member, Rotary Club of Mandarin, Jacksonville, Florida.

Recent Presentations / Lectures

  • Anatomy of a Physician Contract Negotiation, University of Florida Oral Surgery Resident Program, Jacksonville, Florida (November 9, 2017).
  • Webinar Panel- Enforcement Actions and Compound Pharmacies – 27th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (May 17, 2017).
  • Compound Pharmacy Prosecutions: Past Lessons and Future Trends, Health Care Compliance Association, 21st Annual Compliance Institute, National Harbor, Maryland (March 29, 2017).
  • Win Your Contract Negotiation – Life after Residency Skills SeriesDuval County Medical Society, Jacksonville, Florida (August 20, 2016).
  • DOJ Targets Local Providers: Are Your Healthcare Arrangements Legal? – Clay County Medical Society, Orange Park, Florida (February 11, 2016).
  • HIPAA Violations, Data Breaches and the Need for Risk Analysis/Assessment, RezLegal Client Alert (November 2015).
  • Anatomy of a Contract, St. Vincent’s Family Practice Residency Program, Jacksonville, Florida (2014, 2012, 2011, 2007).
  • Federal & Florida Self-Referral and Anti-Kickback Statutes, St. Vincent’s Family Practice Residency Program, Jacksonville, Florida (May 19, 2014).
  • Anatomy of a Contract, Mayo Clinic Residency Program, Jacksonville, Florida (2012, 2007).
  • Risk Management, Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida (September 18, 2000)
  • Documentation Survival Skills for Nurses, Jacksonville University School of Nursing, Jacksonville, Florida (February 25, 2001).
  • Critical Thinking and Documentation Survival Skills for Nurses, Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida (April 26, 2001).
  • Anatomy of a Lawsuit, River City Symposium, Ponce de Leon Resort, St. Augustine, Florida (August 24, 2001).

Published Articles

  • Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations (5th), Chapter: Managing the Risk of Information Flow, Roberta Carroll, Editor (2006).
  • Elizabeth Shaw, Patient Safety Update: Penmanship Counts, Akerman Senterfitt Newsletter, Winter 2004.
  • Marshall Burack and Elizabeth D. Shaw, contributed Florida Law Sections for: 2004 State by State Guide to Managed Care Law, Donald Levy, Editor.
  • Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations (4th), Chapter 44: Data Management, Roberta Carroll, Editor (2004).
  • Elizabeth D. Shaw, A Medical Malpractice Insurance and Asset Protection in Florida, 3 BYTES, A Publication by the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (May 2002).
  • Stephen G. Prom and Elizabeth Shaw, Chapter 17, Facing Legal and Insurance Issues, The Unofficial Guide to Alternative Medicine (1998).