Peter J. Millock

Peter Millock is a senior member of the firm’s Health Care practice.

What do you focus on?

My practice encompasses hospital-to-hospital alignments; affiliations among physicians, hospitals, long-term care providers and mental health and disability services providers; purchases and sales of nursing homes, clinics and medical practices; enforcement matters before New York State agencies; certificate of need and other applications requiring New York State agency approval; and Medicaid and other payor audits.

I have crafted innovative health care arrangements in New York, including the first alignment between a New York and an out-of-state hospital, the first alignment between a Catholic and a secular hospital, one of the first affiliations of long-term care providers and one of the first applications for an assisted living residence in New York State.

Prior to working at the firm, I served for 15 years as general counsel to the New York State Department of Health and am very familiar with its regulations, procedures and protocols. I routinely appear before state regulators.

I also participate in the development of state health regulatory policies and health-related state legislation. For example, I am contributing to deliberations on barriers to private investment in New York health services providers, the future of New York’s certificate of need process, parent/subsidiary relationships in hospital systems and corporate practice of medicine prohibitions. I am a past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

What do you see on the horizon?

I expect a dramatic increase in alignments, mergers, consolidations and affiliations among health care providers of all types to meet the challenges of managed care, cost containment, health care reform and market forces.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Certificates of Public Advantage: Helping Achieve Health Policy Goals or Hindering Healthcare Competition,” webinar panel presented by the ABA Section Antitrust Law, State Enforcement Committee and Federal Civil Enforcement Committee, May 2017
  • “Observations on the Impact of the Public Health Law and Current Health Department Regulations on Healthcare Organization Governance Structures,” presented to the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council, Health Planning Committee, Fall 2012
  • “Improving Capital Access for Health Care Providers in New York State, Overview of Laws and Regulations Related to Ownership and Capital Formation for Health Care Providers,” presented to the New York State Department of Health, Fall 2012
  • “Trends in Health Care Organization and Regulatory Implications: Observations from the Far Side”, presented to the New York State Department of Health, Fall 2012
  • “A Conversation about Hospital Combinations,” New York State Bar Association Health Law Journal, Fall 2009
  • “David Axelrod, M.D.: His Impact on the Law and Public Policy,” New York State Bar Association Health Law Journal, Spring 2009
  • “The Berger Commission and Catholic/Secular Hospital Alignments,” New York State Bar Association Health Law Journal, Fall 2008

New York health officials OK first cross-state hospital merger

Buffalo Business First | November 16, 2017

The following coverage mentions Albany health care partner Peter Millock for his representation in a proposed first-ever interstate hospital merger in New York State.

Panel advances first cross-state hospital merger

Politico | November 16, 2017

The following coverage mentions Albany health care partner Peter Millock for his representation in a proposed first-ever interstate hospital merger in New York State.

Medicare facilities and Legionella: The requirements have extended beyond cooling towers

Bloomberg Law | July 14, 2017

Rochester energy and environmental partner Jean McCreary, professional specialist Libby Ford, and Albany health care partner Peter Millock authored this article about the memo sent to all State Survey Agency Directors from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding a new requirement for certified health facilities to assess and address Legionella-related risks in their water systems.

Are Employers Responsible for an Employee's Unauthorized Review of a Patient's Confidential Health Information?

Journal of the American College of Radiology | May 01, 2015

This contributed column discusses employer liability for employees who improperly access confidential patient information. This piece is authored by Albany Health Care partners Laurie Cohen and Peter Millock, counsel Barbara Asheld and Long Island associate Brooke Lane.


Peter J. Millock



Phone: 518-427-2651

Fax: 866-947-1239

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude

Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude

New York

Peter was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Health Care Law, and was designated as the Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Albany, NY. Peter has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2005.

Peter Millock is recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 for Healthcare (New York). He has been recognized in Chambers USA in previous years.

Peter has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatingTM from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability.

Peter has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2016 editorial for Health Care—Service Providers, as well as in previous editions.

  • Fair Health, Inc., Board Member and Officer
  • NYS Archives Trust, Board Member
  • Axelrod Trust, Member, Endowment Committee
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