February 5, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 36

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Kathryn F. Edgerton

Kathryn F. Edgerton is a Member of Mintz's Los Angeles office. Kathryn advises hospitals and other health-related organizations on a broad range of transactional, regulatory, and strategic issues. Kathryn's clients include physician organizations, long-term and behavioral health providers, telemedicine providers, home health providers, and medical spas.

Known for providing practical, business-focused guidance, Kathryn counsels clients on operational and transactional matters. She advises national organizations and start-ups on strategic, business, and regulatory issues related to launches of innovative telemedicine models.

With a focus on addiction treatment and behavioral health, Kathryn has counseled over 100 addiction treatment providers on day-to-day operations. She has successfully obtained licensure, certification, and accreditation on behalf of clients, including addiction treatment facilities, group homes, adult residential facilities, congregate living facilities, and home health agencies regulated by California's Department of Health Care Services, Department of Social Services, and Department of Public Health. In addition, she regularly helps behavioral care facilities successfully counter denial of non-renewal of licensure, certification, and accreditation by government agencies.

Kathryn's health care transactional experience includes assisting with the formation of corporations, LLCs, and nonprofits. She has also prepared a broad range of governance documents related to ongoing business operations, as well as shareholder agreements, stock restriction agreements, documents related to financing and mergers, and employee and contractor agreements.

In addition, Kathryn counsels clients on the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA), the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the physician self-referral and payments law (Stark Law), California unfair competition law, and other health care regulatory matters.

As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US), Kathryn's work includes advising clients on the nuances of HIPAA, HITECH, and state privacy and security laws and regulations, including 42 CFR Part 2, the FTC Act, CMIA, and California breach notification laws. She has also worked closely with clients to evaluate potential breaches and draft data privacy and security policies and procedures, notice of privacy practices, and terms of use policies.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Kathryn F. Edgerton