New York State Health Care Regulatory Issues



We help New York clients clear their regulatory hurdles to advance their operations and gain timely approval of transactions and applications.

Our Approach

We understand all aspects of New York health care regulatory issues and know the best ways to address them.

Our team includes two former New York State Department of Health (DOH) attorneys—former General Counsel and House Counsel—providing legal advice on all other facets of New York health law.

We take a unique approach to developing plans that address all New York and federal regulations and required approvals. We are in constant communication with our colleagues at the DOH, and are able to discuss proposals before submitting applications to identify any issues and modifications required for formal regulatory approval.

We regularly represent clients before federal and other state agencies, including:

  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG)
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED)
  • Offices of Mental Health, Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
  • Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC)
  • Office of Professional Discipline (OPD)

We represent numerous clients before accrediting agencies, including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and its Residency Review Committees (RRCs) and various national and state societies and colleges.

We work with

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Nursing facilities
  • Assisted living providers
  • Home health agencies
  • Physicians
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Pharmacies

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | August 31, 2021

The following roundup of notable legal news and moves highlight the arrival of Albany Health Care counsel Justin Pfeiffer, who is the former director of the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Program Counsel and focuses his practice on the state’s regulatory landscape.

Lawyers on the move

New York Law Journal | August 30, 2021

The following roundup of notable legal news and moves highlight the arrival of Albany Health Care counsel Justin Pfeiffer, who is the former director of the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Program Counsel and focuses his practice on the state’s regulatory landscape.

COVID-19 GC Roundtable (podcast)

American Health Lawyers Association | April 01, 2020

In this podcast, Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with three hospital general counsel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers has named Nixon Peabody “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law in 2016
  • Ranked nationally in U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2019 “Best Law Firms” in Health Care Law, and received metropolitan rankings in Health Care Law in Albany, Chicago, Long Island, Los Angeles, New York City and Rhode Island
  • Ranked in Illinois, Massachusetts and New York for Health Care in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Recognized lawyers by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Health Care law
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