January 27, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 27

Kristen Andrews Wilson

Clients know that Kristen Andrews Wilson will help them understand and navigate the complex and complicated healthcare landscape.  Kristen’s clients include hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities, as well as independent healthcare providers.  Kristen’s practice is a unique combination of litigation avoidance via counseling and defense via litigation, when necessary.  In addition to her medical malpractice litigation practice, Kristen has experience with federal and state healthcare regulatory compliance, as well as business transactions involving hospitals, physician practices, and independent practitioners.

Key Experience

Provided federal regulatory guidance for multi-state health care entity in sale of assets in multiple jurisdictions

Represented employed and independent physicians before various West Virginia licensure boards, including the West Virginia Osteopathic Medicine Board and the West Virginia Board of Medicine

Served as regulatory counsel for healthcare entities on Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and the corporate practice of medicine doctrine

Advised healthcare clients on Certificate of Need (CON) matters in West Virginia, for acquisitions and divestitures, the addition of services, and opposition of duplicative services

Defended long-term care facilities against claims for alleged violations of state nursing home acts and medical negligence

Defended physicians in medical negligence lawsuits

Represented health care entities in a variety of transactions, including leasing, employment, and independent contractor arrangements

Drafted informed consent authorizations for a hospital

Articles in the National Law Review database by Kristen Andrews Wilson


The National Law Review named Kristen Andrews Wilson as a Go-To Thought Leader for her for contributions related to healthcare regulation during the COVID-19 crisis.  Ms. Wilson’s  articles cover overlapping topics, examining the intersection between patient privacy, HIPAA compliance and healthcare systems liability in a variety of situations, including some of the unusual circumstances brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Ms. Wilson tackles tough topics ranging from balancing hospital visits and religious protections during the pandemic and how to handle opioid patient privacy under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revisions under the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations.