Sarah advises a broad range of health care clients, including medical staffs, hospitals, health systems, long-term care facilities, medical groups, and laboratories in regulatory, operational, and medico-legal matters. Her exclusive focus on the health care industry has given her the depth to understand the needs of her health care clients.
Sarah’s expertise includes medical staff bylaws, peer review matters, practitioner credentialing, disciplinary hearings, state licensing, Medicare certification, Joint Commission accreditation, EMTALA (the federal law prohibiting “patient-dumping”), bioethics, allied health practitioner scopes of practice, and consent and confidentiality.
She regularly assists clients in finding solutions to peer review and enforcement issues, and has successfully prosecuted medical staff peer review actions before judicial review committees, hospital boards, superior courts, and courts of appeal.
She also has co-authored and advised on several briefs before the Supreme Court of California addressing significant peer review matters. Sarah’s expertise has been sought by stakeholders in matters involving proposed regulatory changes.
Sarah was the lead in drafting the updated model medical staff bylaws published by a major California industry association and has co-authored an EMTALA-compliance chapter in a compliance handbook. She serves as editor of the Health Care group's blog, Health Care Counsel, which features the latest news, trends, and legal developments in the health care space.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Sarah G. Benator