Healthcare providers have a unique challenge—they face the personnel, ERISA, antitrust, environmental and tax issues all employers deal with, but also have to navigate the ever-evolving regulatory requirements of the healthcare industry. At Carrington Coleman, we know healthcare providers face vast and complicated regulations that can result in serious consequences for providers that are not in compliance. Our attorneys regularly advise clients on the day-to-day concerns that arise in the course of operating a hospital or healthcare facility. This includes issues related to medical staff and professional rights, hospital policies and procedures, medical ethics, and Data Bank reporting. Our attorneys also counsel providers on time-sensitive concerns, such as end-of-life issues, informed consent laws, employment disputes, and credentialing decisions.
When hospitals, physicians, and nurses face unexpected outcomes, it may become necessary to conduct peer review. At Carrington Coleman, we know the serious consequences that peer review triggers. We have experience advising clients on how to establish, conduct, maintain, and defend the peer review process, including protecting the legal privileges associated with peer review. Our knowledge of the Data Bank reporting requirements and the state and federal regulatory boards, coupled with our experience in drafting hospital policies, procedures, medical staff bylaws, and rules and regulations that comply with federal and state laws, allows Carrington Coleman attorneys to efficiently advise clients when these situations arise.