Health Law

As the only academic medical center in a region that covers over 10% of the continental United States, the University of Utah plays a critical role in providing health care services to the Intermountain region. In addition to offering comprehensive clinical services, the University of Utah conducts groundbreaking medical research and trains the next generation of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, therapists, and other health care professionals. The attorneys in the health law practice area provide advice to administrators of University of Utah Health Sciences, as well as University of Utah Health Care, which includes the University of Utah Medical Group, University of Utah Health Plans, and University of University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics. Some of the specific legal services provided in this area relate to:

  • Accreditation
  • Billing compliance
  • Business transactions and contracting matters, including Business Associate Agreements, clinical training agreements, affiliation agreements, professional services contracts, equipment purchase and lease transactions, maintenance and service agreements, software license agreements, etc.
  • Committee and organizational support
  • Compliance with state and federal health laws and regulations, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HIPAA/HITECH, Stark, Anti-Kickback, and the "Common Rule"
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Credentialing and privileging
  • Crisis and emergency management
  • Health information technology
  • Health insurance
  • Health policy and legislation
  • Informed consent
  • Litigation and risk management
  • Medical malpractice
  • Mental health matters
  • Network development and provider affiliations
  • Requests for records and testimony in third-party litigation
  • Patient accounting
  • Patient issues
  • Physician, resident, and staff performance
  • Policy guidance and advice on governing documents and bylaws
  • Provider licensure and scope of practice
  • 340B Drug Discount Pricing Program

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