Attorneys Jason D. Gregoire

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shareholder | Manchester, NH

Jason serves as chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. He advises practitioners and facilities of all types on regulatory, privacy, corporate, contracting, licensing, risk management, fraud and abuse, and patient care issues. Jason routinely works with hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health and hospice agencies, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), substance use disorder treatment facilities, and professional practices.

He assists physicians, dentists, and other health care practitioners in employment and professional practice transitions including negotiating employment contracts, shareholder buy-ins, and practice sales and acquisitions.

Jason also helps physicians, nurses, and others to protect their professional licenses before licensure boards such as the Board of Medicine and Board of Nursing.

Jason frequently speaks to industry groups such as the NH Health Care Association, Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of NH, Medical Group Management Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, NH Providers Association, and Bi-State Primary Care Association.

Key Cases

  • Prevailed at the New Hampshire Supreme Court on behalf of a hospital challenging an ambiguity contained in its umbrella insurance policy. Exeter Hospital, Inc. v. Steadfast Insurance Company, 170 N.H. 170 (2017).
  • Represented two large New Hampshire hospitals in constitutional litigation challenging the New Hampshire Medicaid Enhancement Tax resulting in a ruling that the enabling statute was unconstitutional and leading to a landmark settlement with the State of New Hampshire.
  • Represented two prominent New Hampshire baccalaureate nursing education programs regarding approval before the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.
  • Represented group of naturopathic doctors on scope of practice issues before the New Hampshire Naturopathic Board of Examiners.
  • Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, for a physician practice who was sued by a former shareholder seeking to recoup an insurance refund received under the Tuttle v. NHMMJUA settlement.
  • Represents professionals before the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, Allied Health Board, Naturopathic Board of Examiners, and Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
  • Obtains guardianships over incapacitated adults for hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • Represents professionals in the purchase and sale of professional practices.
  • Advises clients on developing, implementing and maintaining HIPAA and Part 2 policies and procedures.
  • Advises clients on the formation and structure of concierge medical practices.
  • Obtained plaintiff’s jury verdict under Massachusetts Wage Act after four-day jury trial in Essex Superior Court.
  • Defeated undue influence and incapacity claims on behalf of executrix of probate estate after four-day bench trial in 10th Circuit – Probate Division.

Admissions

  • State of New Hampshire
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of Maine

Civic Involvement

  • Vice President, Board of Directors, NH Providers Association
  • Board Member, NH Long-Term Care Foundation
  • Member, Education Committee, New Hampshire Health Care Association
  • Leadership New Hampshire Graduate (2020)
  • Hoffman-Hass Fellow (2017)
  • Leadership Seacoast Graduate (2014)
  • Past Chair, Town of Exeter Conservation Commission
  • Past Chair, New Hampshire Bar Association Health Law Section
  • Past Member/Officer, New Horizons for New Hampshire

Awards

  • NH Union Leader's 40 Under Forty Award
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care
  • Chambers USA, Healthcare
  • Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers®, Health Care
  • NH Health Care Association Star Award - 2016
  • Head Notes Editor, Vermont Law Review
  • Member, Vermont Law School Moot Court Advisory Board

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