Module 7: Compliance & Risk Management: The Underside of Running Your Practice

Module 7: Compliance & Risk Management: The Underside of Running Your Practice

This course is part of the Certified Aesthetic Practice Program. 

Bad things happen to the best of people, and medical practices have exceptional vulnerability when it comes to risk. From regulatory and legislative issues, HIPPA compliance to malpractice, embezzlement fraud and more – you cannot afford to miss this update on the latest regulations, legislation and practices to ensure you are aware, protected and prepared.

You will learn how to: 
• Protect yourself and your practice with insurance liability & asset protection
• Comply with HIPAA requirements
• Prevent embezzlement
• Create bulletproof informed consent
• Avoid potential fraud
• Resolve conflicts in practice, including those among staff or between staff and patients

Paul S. Nassif, MD, FACS (Moderator)

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon


Dr. Paul Nassif is a world-renowned Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon operating a large. successful practice in Beverly Hills Ca. and Medical Spas in Beverly Hills, CA and Manchester, UK. He is Star of E!’s Botched, a reality show that airs in 166 countries that highlights his expertise as he remedies the most extreme plastic surgeries gone wrong. Specializing in Facial Plastic Surgery and Rhinoplasty, Dr. Paul Nassif is an internationally celebrated Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon whose pioneering techniques have gained worldwide acclaim from his patients, his peers, and the media.  Dr. Nassif’s esteemed background allows him to treat patients with even the most critical, complex cases, leading to him being known as the facial plastic surgeon who is “Trusted with Faces Worldwide®”.

Allyson Avila


Gordon & Rees, Scully Mansukhani

Allyson A. Avila is an accomplished trial attorney who enjoys an enviable track record of success. Dependable, responsive and approachable, her time and talent in the courtroom make her a "go-to" attorney when there is a risk of high exposure. Ms. Avila maintains a diverse civil trial practice, including medical malpractice and nursing home litigation, premises liability, employment claims, contract disputes and product liability. She counsels and defends a wide spectrum of private, institutional and municipal clients, invariably garnering their loyalty and respect.

Ms. Avila is also one of only a few attorneys in the nation that has intimate knowledge of the aesthetic industry and the nuances of medical spa formation, licensing, and compliance with state and federal laws. Ms. Avila envisions, constructs and executes legal and regulatory strategies that drive business results. A strong relationship and alliance builder, she understands the importance of agreement and collaboration to help ensure that workable strategies are designed in a way that most effectively addresses the unique needs of each client to meet her client's business objectives. Ms. Avila and her team deliver added value to clients by regularly visiting their facilities and presenting educational and risk management programs. She is a frequent lecturer at global aesthetic conferences.

Ms. Avila's practice area expertise and experience includes:

•      Health Care and Medical Malpractice Litigation

•      Tort & Product Liability

•      Commercial Transactions and Litigation

•      Employment Law

Brad O'Brien


The Doctors Insurance Agency

Brad O’Brien is  the president of The Doctors Insurance Agency-  a  National Healthcare Professional Liability Insurance Brokerage.

 The Doctors Insurance Agency is an exclusive agent (representative and regional office   for The Doctors Company – (The Nations Largest Physician Owned Medical Malpractice Insurance Carrier -  Representing physicians and facilities for medical malpractice insurance. 

They worked with medical societies, hospitals and specialty associations (like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to develop insurance programs  for providers to reflect participation in and attention to risk management principles.

As healthcare has evolved, private equity and innovation have created consolidated medical groups and smaller innovative specialty niches.

The Doctors Insurance Agency leans into those niches. 

They have evolved their business model accordingly as a national healthcare liability broker working with physicians to properly insure these  opportunities in the  aesthetic, integrative Wellness Space and working with our experienced underwriting teams to develop solutions.

David B. Mandell


OJM Group

David B. Mandell, JD, MBA is an attorney in the Law Office of David B. Mandell, P.C. and principal of the wealth management firm The OJM Group, LLC. Mr. Mandell is an author of more than fifteen books, including Wealth Planning for the Modern Physician and CME monograph Risk Management for the Practicing Physician.

Mr. Mandell has addressed many of the nation’s leading medical conferences, including annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and numerous others.

Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor's degree, with honors, from Harvard University. His law degree is from the UCLA School of Law, and he also earned an MBA from UCLA’S Anderson School of Management.


Virtual Course
08/02/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/02/2022
08/02/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/02/2022
5 Questions
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7 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  5/7 points to pass
7 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  5/7 points to pass
Credit Issued
1.00 Certified Aesthetic Practice Program credit  |  No certificate available
1.00 Certified Aesthetic Practice Program credit  |  No certificate available