With more than 15 years of healthcare experience, Molly Huffman is a trusted advisor to hospitals, health systems, behavioral services providers and other healthcare clients that rely on her for counsel and guidance in a variety of mission-critical areas. Molly provides advice regarding hospital safety, security, EMTALA, HIPAA, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), reporting requirements, electronic health records, risk management, internal investigations, guardianships, judicial authorizations for treatment, scope of practice requirements, and other regulatory compliance matters.
She also advises healthcare organizations on medical staff issues ranging from privileging, peer review and disciplinary matters to the revision of medical staff bylaws and staff training.
Molly has extensive experience in the behavioral health sector. She advises clients on evolving state and federal behavioral health laws, emergency custody orders (ECOs), temporary detention orders (TDOs) and commitment hearings. Molly's behavioral health experience also includes advising clients on staffing and training issues, licensing matters and a wide range of contractual agreements.
Additionally, Molly has earned a national reputation for her work related to the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA). She has assisted many of the nation's largest healthcare systems in the creation and development of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). Clients rely on her for counsel on patient safety-related matters, and she continues to help providers expand their participation within various PSOs to foster an environment of increased quality and improved patient safety.
Molly is a highly sought-after speaker on health law topics including patient safety, regulatory enforcement trends and developments, EMTALA, electronic health records and medical staffing. She has been recognized for her legal experience and acumen in Virginia Business Magazine’s "Legal Elite" and Richmond Magazine's "2017 Top Lawyers." She was also named a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers from 2015 to 2017.
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