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Full-Service Legal Representation for Healthcare Providers

Corporate Governance

As part of the wide range of services that Wise Carter provides to hospitals and other healthcare providers, our attorneys regularly advise hospital boards regarding corporate governance.

In Mississippi, this representation includes advising hospital boards, including community hospitals, on:

  • Federal healthcare and tax laws affecting tax-exempt organizations
  • State conflicts of interest and ethics laws

We are familiar with federal guidelines on the corporate governance of hospitals and private inurement rules and can provide extensive compliance and conflicts of interest policies to meet these needs.

Mississippi Community Hospitals Compliance

We also regularly request opinions from the Mississippi Attorney General and the Mississippi Ethics Commission to interpret the specific laws governing Mississippi community hospitals. We have longstanding experience in understanding the history and development of these opinions and interpretations of Mississippi law.

Corporate Bylaws

As part of the services offered to hospitals, we regularly draft and update the corporate bylaws of these organizations.

Policies and Procedures

Wise Carter assists hospitals and other healthcare entities with drafting, implementing and updating the wide array of policies they must have in place for compliance with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations and with the accreditation standards of the Joint Commission and DNV. Common areas in which the firm assists clients with policies and procedures include:

  • EMTALA
  • Patient Consent and End of Life Issues
  • HIPAA
  • Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations
  • Electronic Medical Records and Release of Information
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Patient Restraints
  • Purchasing and Vendor Contracting
  • Medicare Conditions of Participation

Contact Wise Carter

For more information on legal services related to Hospital Governance, Operations, and Policies, please contact one of the attorneys below.