Keep on reading to know why.
This scenario is so true in cases of healthcare businesses. Let’s assume, you have an enterprise that specializes in management services and contracts with practitioners for the pharmaceutical doctors to render services to patients such as:
- — Mobile health services
- — Medical marijuana recommendations
- — Services related to telehealth
Introduction — Describe your business, customer, website content, and any such crucial definitions.
Eligibility — Describe who can utilize the website and the kind of purposes.
Rest usual provisions — Many provisions describing legal obligations.
Stoppage — Your business can stop for violations
Now comes the essential Disclaimer part.
For instance, as a healthcare business:
- Disclaim the practice of medicine.
- State that you are only providing knowledge and information online.
- Disclaim the practice of psychology (or any other related healthcare field, such as chiropractic).
- Note that data regarding dietary supplements (if appropriate) is not supported by FDA and is not expected to diagnose, treat, or cure any kind of disease.
- Lead the customer who is in severely injured to an emergency place or crisis assist hotline.
- — Customize terms according to your business
- — Mention your requirements of sale
Your terms must also include address payment, debit/credit card utility, transportation terms, refund and reimbursement procedures, and pledges. Of course, you may also want to limit your legal liability to your customers and other third parties who often revisit your website and take part in online transactions with your business. Have your attorney explain applicable state and federal consumer protection and unreliable business practice laws to ensure your sales terms would not run afoul of applicable rules.
Michael H. Cohen is a healthcare and FDA attorney who counsels leaders in the health & wellness industry. He is a thought leader and keynote speaker on launching and growing innovative health & wellness businesses, while navigating legal and regulatory liability. By combining his knowledge of legal strategy and technological innovation, he guides business at the forefront of medicine and healthcare.