Certificate of Need, Licensure, Certification and Survey

Whether your healthcare operation intends to build or modify its existing physical plant or undertake a significant new capital expenditure, our attorneys can help you at every step in the regulatory approval process. At Hagwood & Tipton, we resolve healthcare facility certificate of need issues for our clients.

Our attorneys provide counseling and litigation on certificate of need applications involving the development of a wide variety of healthcare facilities, services, and equipment. Our healthcare lawyers work with clients to plan strategically for projects that may require CON review or that qualify for CON exemption. Contact us for your initial consultation with a knowledgeable health law attorney.

Certification of Need, Licensure, Certification, and Survey

Licensing, Certification, and Survey

The healthcare attorneys of Hagwood & Tipton are well-versed in state healthcare facility licensure laws and Medicare and Medicaid conditions of participation, including the substantive and procedural law and rules governing the survey and inspections of all types of healthcare facilities. Our attorneys use this knowledge to assist clients in obtaining appropriate healthcare facility licenses and certification from state departments of health and Medicare and Medicaid. We also provide guidance with the transfer and re-application procedures for licensure and Medicare/Medicaid certification in the context of healthcare transactions.

Our skilled healthcare attorneys advise clients on ongoing compliance with state licensing laws and federal conditions of participation and accreditation standards. We have experience in managing the survey process — from assisting with re-surveys and allegations of compliance (AOC) to plans of correction (POC), and removal of deficiencies in a re-survey. We have also successfully appealed survey findings through the IDR process as well as through state and federal administrative appeals. Our aggressive advocacy for our clients has resulted in successful resolutions to licensure and certification issues through informal processes as well.

Contact Our State Licensure and Healthcare Compliance Law Firm

Our attorneys also have experience in representing individual providers before state licensing boards. When appropriate, we represent Mississippi licensees who are applying to, under investigation by, or are being charged by licensing boards.

Our skilled attorneys here argued and obtained successful outcomes for licensee clients in hearings before the:

-Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure
-Mississippi Board of Nursing
-Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners
-Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

Our attorneys are fully knowledgeable of the domino effect that negative licensure actions can have, including but not limited to loss of privileges, termination from employment, issues with malpractice coverage, and National Practitioner Data Bank reports. With our wealth of experience handling these matters, we will work with you to mitigate and/or avoid these negative outcomes.