Retail Clinics in Healthcare: A Post-Pandemic Review of Corporate Practice of Medicine, Licensure, Scope of Practice Compliance

Navigating Relationships With Physicians, Hospitals, Pharmacies, and Payers

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide healthcare counsel with a review and update of the key legal and business issues involved with retail clinics in a “post-COVID” environment. The panel will offer guidance on the formation, operation, and regulation of retail clinics, including the increased use of digital health technology.


Retail clinics continue to expand nationwide. Some of the largest retail clinics are associated with pharmacies. Where physicians and hospitals once widely regarded retail clinics as a threat to their business models and risky for patients, opinion has shifted as new approaches are emerging with physicians, hospitals, health systems, and insurers developing various formal and informal relationships for retail clinics.

With the rise in healthcare consumerism and transparency and the push to reduce costs while delivering appropriate care, retail clinics may provide attractive opportunities for hospitals, physician groups, retailers, insurers, local pharmacies, and private investors. However, counsel must consider the legal and regulatory landscape before inking a deal.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines the expanding role of retail clinics and the issues raised by their emerging relationships with pharmacies, physicians, hospitals, health systems, and payers in a post-pandemic healthcare system.



  1. Introduction to the retail clinic industry
  2. Key legal considerations
    1. Corporate practice of medicine
    2. Scope of practice
    3. Regulatory and licensing requirements
  3. Emerging trends and issues related to retail clinics and their business relationships
  4. Reimbursement issues
  5. The future of retail medicine in a digital world


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What key legal considerations should healthcare counsel consider when clients are contemplating developing or acquiring a retail clinic? What are the operating challenges?
  • What are the limitations on ownership and operation of retail clinics under states with corporate practice of medicine restrictions?
  • How do licensing and scope of practice regulations affect licensing and reimbursement for clinical services provided at a retail clinic?
  • What are the legal and regulatory issues associated with the retail clinic facility and space? ;What factors should healthcare counsel take into account when leasing retail space for a clinic?


Carr-Rollitt, Paul
Paul A. Carr-Rollitt


With more than two decades of experience in healthcare law, Mr. Carr-Rollitt advises the full spectrum of for-profit...  |  Read More

Dacso, Sheryl
Dr. Sheryl Tatar Dacso

Seyfarth Shaw

Dr. Dacso has represented healthcare organizations, hospitals and physicians for over 35 years. She concentrates her...  |  Read More

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