Drew Winters

Sharon B. Roberts
Of Counsel

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PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Administrative Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Regulatory Law
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Drug, Device & Cosmetic Law
  • Medical Spa Law
 

BACKGROUND:
Sharon B. Roberts was born in Miami, FL, and is a native South Floridian. After graduating in 1992 with a doctorate degree in Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) from Southeastern University, she passed her boards and became a Registered Pharmacist. Sharon then continued her pharmacy education completing a one year American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency in Pharmacy Practice at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Miami, FL. After several years of pharmacy practice she returned to Nova Southeastern University to receive a Juris Doctorate in 1998 and most recently became licensed as a Certified Designated Representative with the State of Florida, Department of Health.

EXPERIENCE:
Sharon B. Roberts has worked in both her degreed fields in various capacities. She began her pharmacy career as a resident at the V.A. Medical Center in Miami and was then hired as the Patient Care Coordinator for Trauma and Critical Care Services at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center. During her pharmacy practice years, Sharon was an active participant of the Administrative Affairs Counsel of the Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. She also served as the President of the South Florida Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Sharon worked hard providing continuing education to her peers and training her hospital staff in regulatory affairs including Joint Commission (JCAHO), safety, biohazardous waste/infection control as well as general staff development.

During law school, Sharon worked with a well known health care professional’s insurance company as a malpractice defense counsel intern assisting in the representation of hospitals, physicians and other health care practitioners in South Florida. Sharon B. Roberts was hired with this same firm after successful completion of law school and as Healthcare Attorney pursued a successful healthcare litigation practice in Fort Lauderdale for several years thereafter.

Most recently, Sharon B. Roberts worked as a Drug Agent/Inspector with the State of Florida, Department of Health’s Drug, Device and Cosmetics Program (DDC). Her role with the State was to inspect and investigate all entities that manufacture and/or distribute drugs, devices or cosmetics in or into the State of Florida. As an inspector/investigator, Sharon was able to successfully assist the State in collecting some of the largest and most frequent regulatory fines since the inception of the program.

Sharon’s current practice as Healthcare Attorney, pools all her experience to include the representation of healthcare entities and professional health care licensees before regulatory agencies. The emphasis of her practice is consulting on the laws and rules affecting health care clinic establishments, pharmacies, prescription drug (veterinarian and human) wholesalers, prescription and over-the-counter drug, re-packers device and cosmetic manufacturers and durable medical equipment providers offering medical oxygen sales, manufacturing and deliveries. Sharon also works with Certified Designated Representatives (CDR’s) providing training, education and representation.

EDUCATION:

  • Southeastern University (Doctor of Pharmacy, 1992, With Honors)
  • Nova Southeastern University ( J.D. 1998)
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center (ASHP Residency 1998-1999)

PROFESSIONAL:

  • Member, Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA), since 2009
  • Member, American Health Care Lawyers Association (AHLA), since 2009
  • Member, National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA), since 2009
  • Participant, United Way of Broward Commission on Substance Abuse, since 2009
  • Certified Designated Representative (CDR) since 2009
  • Florida Bar, since 1998
  • United States District Courts, Southern District of Florida, since 1999
  • Registered Pharmacist, since 1992

ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS::

  • Roberts, Sharon, Lopex-Vieira Guelsys. Does your Hospital Borrow and Loan Prescription Drugs? Stay Complaint by assuring you have the Proper Permits. South Florida Hospital News. January 2010;3.
  • Roberts, Sharon. Upcoming Changes to the Consignment Closet Rules; Avoid Running Afoul of the New Provisions. On Call, The Journal of the Palm Beach Medical Society. November-December 2010;12.
  • Roberts, Sharon. Staying Compliant when a Recruitment Leaves Town. South Florida Hospital News. Vol. 6, Issue, 6;5, December 2009.
  • Roberts, Sharon. Acevedo, Jean. New HIPAA Breach Notification Rules. On Call, The Journal of the Palm Beach Medical Society. September-October 2009;20.
  • Roberts, Sharon. Is the Healthcare Clinic Establishment Permit right for your practice? On Call, The Journal of the Palm Beach Medical Society. May-June 2009;14.
  • Roberts, Sharon. Beware; Not all Aesthetic Care Falls Under the Practice of Medicine. South Florida. Hospital News. July 2009;10.
  • Buffington D. Rey J. Doering P. Roberts S. Role of the expert witness and medication errors. Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Spring Meeting, Davie, FL. March 2001.
  • Roberts S. AIDS/HIV, Legal and Regulatory Update. Dade County Pharmacy Association. October 1999.
  • Roberts S. The Modern Pharmacist - Professional and Legal Status. Legal Update, South Florida/South East Society of Health System Pharmacists, Ft. Lauderdale. August 1999.
  • Roberts S. An Update on What a Pharmacist Should Know About Potential Professional Liability.  Residency Forum, Dade County Pharmacy Association and Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami. January1999.
  • Roberts Sharon. FDA drug approval processes: An update of the regulations and the ethical dilemmas that surround them. Presented in the Bioethics Seminar at the Shepard Broad Law Center. May 1997.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT::

  • Member, Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA), 2009
  • Member, American Health Care Lawyers Association (AHLA), 2009
  • Member, National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA), 2009
  • Participant, United Way of Broward Commission on Substance Abuse, 2009
  • Past President and Member, SFSHP, 1996
  • Past Chair and Member, FSHP Administrative Affairs Counsel, 1995
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), since 2000
  • Member of the Florida and American Bar Associations, since 1998
  • Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section, 1999 - 2002
  • Member, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Counsel, FSHP, 1998- 2002
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL), 2001 - 2002
  • Association of Professional Businesswomen (APB), 2000 - 2005
 

Our Location and Operating HoursFind

Our Address:
2022-2 Raymond Diehl Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Fri. 8:30am to 5:30pm
Telephone: (850) 385 - 1314

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