Consuming a large percentage of the nation's gross domestic product, the health care industry is highly regulated and experiencing rapid change. Foster Pepper has a long tradition of service to health care clients. Our lawyers are experienced and up-to-date in all areas of health care law. We represent a wide range of health care providers including hospitals, physician groups, health care service contractors, trade associations, nursing homes, and other specialized providers of health care services. Foster Pepper represents nearly 40 nonprofit and public hospitals throughout the State of Washington.
Our lawyers are active in all areas of health care law including governance and organization of public and private hospitals, regulatory compliance, reimbursement, structuring joint ventures, medical staff issues, licensing and accreditation, and state and federal tax and tax-exempt issues.
Lawyers in our health care practice group represent hospitals at each level of the certificate of need process and in the judicial review of planning decisions. The firm also represents hospitals in medical staff membership and clinical privilege controversies.
We have extensive experience in all forms of financings undertaken by public hospital districts. We also serve as underwriters' counsel or as special counsel to borrowers in connection with tax-exempt financings for private, nonprofit hospitals borrowing through the Washington Health Care Facilities Authority and similar issuers in other states.
Bradley J. Berg
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