Nelson Hardiman represents behavioral health treatment facilities large and small. We understand how legal and regulatory issues challenge today’s behavioral health facilities, and proactively help our clients address ethical and regulatory concerns within the context of behavioral healthcare and legal dynamics. To that end, we launched the American Addiction Treatment Association to fill a regulatory compliance void in the industry.

In addition to ensuring regulatory compliance, Nelson Hardiman is renowned for the depth of our experience in protecting from claims of fraud and abuse, and advising on policies and procedures related to licensure, certification, and privacy. Long considered the unsung heroes of the healthcare industry, we stand with behavioral health providers and support their commitment to establish new standards of patient care and respect industry-wide.

Our Work Includes:

  • Compliance Assisted national substance abuse recovery organization with compliance program design, implementation, and extensive state-level certification and licensure.
  • Contempt Prevailed in a trial on behalf of a licensed provider of assisted living services to the developmentally disabled against a former employee for wrongfully poaching clients.
  • Fraud Represented a behavioral health facility in a wage garnish issue, stemming from alleged misappropriation of funds by a patient’s relative that were intended for an insurance company.
  • Land Use Litigation After lengthy negotiations convinced a city to dismiss a public nuisance action brought against an addiction treatment facility.
  • Labor and Employment Obtained a favorable settlement of successive wage/hour and wrongful termination claims brought by employees against a client adult day healthcare provider.
  • Licensure Represented behavioral health facilities threatened by denial and non-renewal of licensure, certification, and accreditation by government and accreditation agencies.
  • Litigation Won a full judgment against the father of a teenager being treated for addiction for wrongfully pocketing more than $100,000 in insurance proceeds instead of reimbursing a recovery facility.