An entrepreneurial and creative sprit is alive and well in today’s changing health care delivery
environment. Physicians, hospitals, other health care providers and private parties are developing
new business models for treatment, disease management, wellness and other health-related
Yet a great idea does not automatically translate into business success. Creative approaches to
health and wellness services can be sidetracked by insufficient attention to legal compliance and
failure to develop a solid business model.
This checklist identifies the major legal, regulatory and other issues often implicated in the
development of entrepreneurial services. Answers to the questions below provide a good
foundation for the legal analysis required to develop a solid enterprise.
Use this checklist to help guide development of a new service. Total the points listed next to your
answers to gain a general assessment of the relative complexity of your entrepreneurial activity.
Unless otherwise indicated, select the single “best-fit” answer for each question.