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Counseling & Peer Review

Health care 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 health care industry. At Carrington Coleman, we know providers face vast and complicated regulations that can result in serious consequences for providers that are not in compliance.

Our attorneys advise clients on the day-to-day compliance issues that arise in the course of operating a hospital or other health care facility. We can help with medical staff and professional rights, hospital policies and procedures, medical ethics, and National Practitioner Data Bank reporting. Our attorneys also counsel providers on time-sensitive concerns, such as end-of-life issues, informed consent laws, employment disputes, and corrective action 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 advise 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.

Also, from time to time it becomes necessary to institute a guardianship proceeding for certain patients.  In those situations, Carrington Coleman’s probate lawyers work with our health care lawyers to successfully seek and obtain the appointment of a guardian – often on an expedited basis.

Practicing Attorneys

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