The legal structure is the foundation of your new business, and it should be done before anything else. Look for a lawyer experienced in healthcare law, preferably with expertise in IV hydration businesses. An experienced lawyer can help you choose the proper business structure (e.g., PC, PLLC, LLC, MSO, corporation) based on the regulations in your state and your needs.
Many states consider IV hydration to be the practice of medicine, so businesses have to follow the laws related to medical practices. Working from the right legal foundation from the beginning is essential, even before you find a medical director or a location. If your business requires an MSO/MSA structure, it is crucial to create that framework at the outset to properly document the relationships between the MSO, the medical director, and any clinical staff. This relationship also helps to protect you in case of a board investigation.