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Patricia S. Calhoun

Patricia S. Calhoun

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Overview

Trish Calhoun assists hospitals, surgery centers, physicians and other health care related businesses with privacy issues, HIPAA, HITECH, risk management, licensing, Stark and anti-kickback compliance, medical staff bylaws, physician credentialing, peer review, EMTALA, involuntary treatment, Florida Baker Act, and medical malpractice defense.

Trish provides assistance complying with licensing and accreditation agencies such as the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and the Joint Commission.

Trish also defends health care providers in the courtroom with extensive experience in medical malpractice defense and other health care related claims.

Featured Insights

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Online Health Care: Not so Fast: Telemedicine Hits a Few Speed Bumps, Expect Focus, Spring 2015" recognized as a Top Article (Patents) read in the First Annual Readers' Choice Awards, March 2016, as compiled by JD Supra

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Leadership Tampa, Class of 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • “Easing Cyber Growing Pains: Defining and Mitigating the Threat of Data Loss at Second Stage Companies,” presentation to GrowFL, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL (April 25, 2016)
  • “Medical Records Law in Florida,” Lorman Education Seminar (July 16, 2014)
  • "Adverse Outcomes – The Process After the Event," Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers Quality & Risk Management Conference (April 11, 2014)
  • “Privacy Implications of the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule,” IAPP (July 24, 2013)
  • “Documentation: Could This Be Your Downfall?” Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers Annual Conference (FSASC) (July 11-13, 2012)
  • “Who Will Speak for You When You Can’t,” Speaking of Women’s Health, Tampa, FL (August 2011)
  • “Law Firm Compliance with HIPAA’s Ugly Stepsister: The HITECH Act,” CLE presentation, Hillsborough County Bar luncheon (April 14, 2010)
  • “Tips for Testimony,” at a legal strategies seminar held by The American Association of Nurse Attorneys in Tampa, FL (October 22, 2008)
  • “Deposition and Trial Testimony – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” at the National Educational Conference of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants in Tampa, FL (April 12, 2008)

Pro Bono

  • ACLU, Tampa Chapter 
    Legal Panel (2009-present)
    • Created and coordinated a group of Stetson law student volunteers for help on a number of projects
    • Participated in committee investigating police interrogations on school campus
    • Reported on the potential for civil liberty violations under new Florida laws regulating pain management clinics
    • Led investigation into allegations of Establishment Clause violations
  • Bay Area Legal Services 
    • Volunteer Lawyer Conflicts Program Intake Attorney (2011-present)
  • City of Tampa Domestic Partner Registry
    •  Reviewed and provided revisions to City Attorney to ensure Registry met requirements for hospital compliance

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
  • Eckerd College (B.A., with distinction, 2001)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL
  • Trish was a registered nurse specializing in perioperative nursing prior to attending law school. She served as the manager of an outpatient surgery center where she was responsible for development, strategic planning, fiscal management and daily operations.

Disclaimer

The information on this website is presented as a service for our clients and Internet users and is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Although we welcome your inquiries, please keep in mind that merely contacting us will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Consequently, you should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Please remember that electronic correspondence on the internet is not secure and that you should not include sensitive or confidential information in messages. With that in mind, we look forward to hearing from you.