Thank you for your inquiry.
Certainly your questions are pertinent. However, the legal aspects of your inquiries are best answered locally because laws in this regard vary from state to state, and are best answered by an attorney. I would suggest your contacting your local medical society which should be able to give you further help with your inquiry. Our Academy is not equipped to deal with legal type questions that may vary from state to state, and clearly require legal advice.
Thank you again for your inquiry.
Phil Lieberman, M.D.