Heidi serves as the managing partner of the Rochester office. An experienced litigator, she represents hospitals, health care providers, nursing homes, residential treatment facilities, physician groups, licensed professionals, vendors and insurance companies in state court and before administrative panels and quasi-judicial tribunals. Heidi advises healthcare organizations on federal and state compliance matters, governmental audits and investigations, risk management, patient privacy laws and cybersecurity, medical staff credentialing, professional disciplinary matters, medical ethics, telemedicine, institutional review boards, clinical trials and protection of human research subjects and day-to-day operational and contracting needs.
Heidi advises organizations of all types on developments within the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), including cultivators and processors, retailers, and distributors. She also advises medical marijuana registered organizations in day-to-day operations and regulatory compliance, and clients on the expanded guidance for home-grown medical use marijuana.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Heidi provides statutory and regulatory compliance training seminars on a number of subjects, including HIPAA, guardianships, Mental Hygiene Law, end of life care and the Family Health Care Decisions Act.
Heidi is the editor and primary contributor to the firm’s NY Health Care Blog, dedicated to providing insight on issues facing the New York State health care industry.
- "Home-Grown Medical Marijuana Guidelines Arrive to Expand Patient Access, Discourage Abuse," Harris Beach Health Care Blog, October 2021.
- "New Year’s Eve Marks End of Municipality Opt-Out Window for Cannabis Retail Dispensaries, Consumption," Harris Beach Legal Alert, September 2021.
- “Agreement Reached on Legalization of Recreational Adult Use of Marijuana,” Harris Beach Legal Alert, March 2021.