Justin Chavez

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Justin Chavez advises health care clients on a range of complex regulatory issues, including federal privacy and fraud and abuse compliance. Justin leverages his knowledge of information privacy to counsel clients on existing and emerging issues related to data privacy, security, interoperability, telehealth, digital health and health information technology.

Justin has extensive experience advising clients on health information privacy and security, including providing HIPAA counseling, assisting with breach notification and assisting in responses to government investigations. Additionally, he works with health IT clients on compliance with the 21st Century Cures Act requirements, including the information blocking regulations. Justin also frequently updates his clients on the regulatory aspects of health care transactions, especially in the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as advises them on telehealth implementation, corporate practice of medicine issues and related transactional matters within the healthcare industry. His depth of knowledge in the health care space enables him to guide his clients through the complex landscape of health laws and regulations and keep them aware of changes that will affect their businesses.

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  • Advised health systems, hospitals and providers on a range of federal and state regulatory schemes, with a focus on compliance with the HIPAA, health information privacy and fraud and abuse regulations, including Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute matters.
  • Counseled covered entities and business associates on health information privacy and data security matters, including responding to and mitigating security incidents and data breaches, assisting clients in responding to HHS investigations and coordinating HIPAA and state law breach notifications.
  • Counseled health IT clients on compliance with the ONC interoperability and information blocking regulations.
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Experience

  • Advised health systems, hospitals and providers on a range of federal and state regulatory schemes, with a focus on compliance with the HIPAA, health information privacy and fraud and abuse regulations, including Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute matters.
  • Counseled covered entities and business associates on health information privacy and data security matters, including responding to and mitigating security incidents and data breaches, assisting clients in responding to HHS investigations and coordinating HIPAA and state law breach notifications.
  • Counseled health IT clients on compliance with the ONC interoperability and information blocking regulations.
  • Counseled private equity clients on complex transactional matters, including regulatory compliance with the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute (and similar state law) compliance.
  • Advised clients on corporate practice of medicine issues, telehealth implementation, digital health, licensure and mobile health application compliance.
  • Drafted compliance, privacy and security policies, business associate agreements, technology transactions agreements including master services agreements, software licensing agreements and SaaS agreements.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch (2021)

Memberships

  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2018; Editor-in-Chief, Washington University Global Studies Law Review
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Languages

  • American Sign Language

Blog

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Health Law Update
HHS Proposes Rule Strengthening Section 1557 Protections Against Nondiscrimination in Health Activities
By Justin Chavez, Vimala Devassy
August 8, 2022
On Aug. 4, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Care and Activities (Proposed Rule), to revise its regulations pertaining to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act...
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Health Law Update
HHS and DOJ Issue Joint Guidance on Nondiscriminatory Telehealth Practices
By Justin Chavez, Vimala Devassy
August 3, 2022
To coincide with the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (CRT) jointly issued...
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