State Regulations

From its base in Southern California, Nelson Hardiman leverages our extensive knowledge of California healthcare laws to advise national and California-based hospitals, health systems and other healthcare providers statewide. The firm’s Los Angeles office gives Nelson Hardiman a strong local presence while operating on a national level.

Our healthcare attorneys provide unmatched legal counsel on all areas of California law and regulations affecting healthcare, including California-specific requirements such as the corporate practice of medicine and the Knox-Keene Act. Recognized for our premiere, cutting-edge healthcare experience, we deliver a formidable combination of strategic thinking and litigation and transactional know-how, frequently working with state and local government to shape the path of healthcare law in California.

Our Work Includes:

  • California Board of Pharmacy Negotiated settlement of disciplinary action for a medical device wholesaler.
  • California Department of Healthcare Services Appealed audit findings of the California Department of Healthcare Services on behalf of a pharmacy.
  • California Medical Board Obtained a complete withdrawal of Board accusation against an out-of-state physician affiliated with the nation’s largest telehealth provider.
  • Corporate Practice of Medicine Advised on corporate practice of medicine requirements in structuring business and financial relationships between health professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors.
  • ERISA Compliance Represented out-of-network hospital in litigation against Blue Cross and ERISA plan for violating a provision of the California Knox-Keene Act by failing to pay for emergency services treatment provided to a Blue Cross member.
  • Healthcare Factoring Structured factoring transaction for six health care providers and three investment firms involving $20 million in workers’ compensation accounts receivable in response to changes brought forth by California Senate Bill 1160.
  • Knox Keene Act Prevailed on discovery dispute and obtained $4,500 in sanctions, leading to dismissal of a California Knox-Keene Act complaint brought by a serial plaintiff physician.
  • Whistleblower Counseled a physician in a dispute with a hospital concerning the suspension of his privileges. The physician sued as a whistleblower under California Health & Safety Code section 1278.5 and for discrimination in violation of the California Unruh Civil Rights Act.