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Retail Clinics in Healthcare: 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 21, 2023

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This CLE course will provide information on retail clinics including a discussion of the key healthcare regulatory and business issues involved with establishing, operating, or working at a retail clinic. This will include not only the formation, operation, and regulation of retail clinics, but also the increased use of digital health technology in the delivery of services.


Retail clinics have become a common feature at most “big box” stores with clinics located within retail outlets such as Target (MinuteClinic), Walmart (Care Clinics), CVS Health (MinuteClinic), and Kroger (The Little Clinic). Pharmacies were early adopters of onsite clinics and during COVID, the role of these clinics became an important part of the COVID response; enabling hospitals to attend to more critically ill patients. Where physicians and hospitals once widely regarded retail clinics as a threat to their business and risky for patients, the market has shifted with retail clinics adding to the pantheon of participating providers of healthcare services.

With the increased need for healthcare access, retail clinics have found their niche in the delivery system and offer a convenient alternative for not only patients, but also for hospitals, physician groups, retailers, insurers, local pharmacies, and private investors. However, as with any healthcare service, there must be due consideration of the legal and regulatory landscape.

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 healthcare counsel should 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 factors like the scope of practice, licensing requirements, credentialing, and reimbursement affect a retail clinic?
  • What is the role of the nonphysician practitioner at a retail clinic?
  • What are the legal and regulatory issues associated with staffing a retail clinic?
  • What are the legal and regulatory issues associated with the leasing and operation of a retail clinic in a public retail establishment? What factors should healthcare counsel take into account when leasing retail space for a clinic?


Dacso, Sheryl
Dr. Sheryl Tatar Dacso

Senior Counsel
Greenberg Traurig

Dr. Dacso works with healthcare organizations, hospitals, and physicians on healthcare compliance, regulations, and...  |  Read More

Suchyta, Janice
Janice M. Suchyta

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

Ms. Suchyta represents clients in the healthcare industry, focusing her practice on the strategic, regulatory and...  |  Read More

Yood, Ken
Ken Yood

Holland & Knight

Mr. Yood represents a wide range of healthcare providers and healthcare companies, including specialty and general...  |  Read More

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