January 27, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 27

Gayland O. Hethcoat II

Gayland advises hospitals, physician practices, and other healthcare providers on transactional, regulatory compliance, and corporate matters.

Gayland is a strategic legal advisor to providers and stakeholders across the healthcare delivery spectrum. With years of experience as in-house legal counsel for some of the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems, Gayland offers a practical, business-minded approach to supporting his clients.

As regulatory counsel, Gayland develops solutions for complying with the complex web of federal and state laws governing the healthcare sector, including in the emerging fields of telemedicine and digital health. Gayland possesses particular expertise regarding health data privacy and security laws (including HIPAA, the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), 42 C.F.R. Part 2 substance abuse confidentiality regulations, and the FTC Health Breach Notification Rule) and healthcare fraud and abuse laws (including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Civil Monetary Penalties Law). In addition, he routinely advises on healthcare licensure and scope-of-practice requirements, Medicare and Medicaid program rules, and controlled substance regulations.

In his transactional practice, Gayland drafts and negotiates various types of contracts and legal instruments, with an emphasis on financial arrangements between hospitals and physicians. He also assists with matters involving for-profit and nonprofit corporate board governance, conflicts of interest, and discharge of fiduciary duties.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Gayland O. Hethcoat II