Drawing upon her past experience as hospital general counsel, Kim Parks works with hospitals and health systems on their medical staff matters. Clients seek Kim’s advice on scope of practice matters regarding advanced practice clinicians (“APCs”), including advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants; medical staff governance; Medicare conditions of participation; hospital accreditation matters (The Joint Commission, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Det Norske Veritas); and related clinical and patient care legal matters.
Kim reviews, revises, and develops medical staff governing documents. She also advises clients on medical staff and APC credentialing, appointment, and privileging practices that are consistent with applicable laws, rules, regulations, accreditation standards, and industry best practices. Clients turn to Kim for advice on medical staff peer review matters, telemedicine credentialing by proxy issues, medical staff structure or operational matters, and related issues.