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Jade M. Kelly

Jade M. Kelly
San Francisco, CA

Jade Kelly is a partner in the San Francisco office, where she is a member of the Health Care Group and Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Group. She advises health systems, hospitals, long-term care facilities, start-ups and other organizations on business and regulatory matters. Jade has extensive experience counseling clients regarding HIPAA, privacy and security, fraud and abuse, and other health care laws. She often helps start-ups with a broad range of legal issues impacting their businesses. Her practice also includes negotiating and structuring health care business arrangements and transactions, including negotiating and drafting service agreements and other contracts, mergers and acquisitions, setting-up health care entities, and hospital-physician alignment strategies.

Health Start-Ups

Jade advises start-ups and other businesses operating in the health care industry regarding HIPAA and other health laws that may impact their operations; drafting and negotiating service agreements, terms of use, privacy policies, and other contracts; liaising with colleagues to provide guidance on FDA, intellectual property, labor and employment, e-commerce, and other legal issues impacting the client’s business. Jade makes it a priority to provide start-ups and other small businesses with efficient and pragmatic legal advice. 

HIPAA, Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Jade also advises large institutional health care providers and other entities regarding compliance with HIPAA and other privacy and security laws. She regularly negotiates business associate agreements, gives advice regarding the use and disclosure of health information, handles privacy breaches, and counsels clients regarding special protections for mental health, substance use disorder, HIV, genetic, and other sensitive information. 

Jade successfully represented a large health system in a HIPAA investigation by the HHS Office for Civil Rights regarding a novel issue involving the interplay between HIPAA and California peer review law.

Jade is a frequent contributor to Arent Fox’s Health Care Counsel Blog, where she provides timely updates regarding health information privacy and security on a regular basis.

Health Care Transactions

Jade regularly works on health care business arrangements and transactions. She represents clients in the sale and acquisition of long term care and other health care facilities. She recently handled a multimillion-dollar deal involving the sale and leasing of nine skilled nursing facilities. She also negotiates and drafts management services agreements, professional services agreements, medical director agreements, call coverage agreements, and other provider contracts. In addition, Jade works on hospital-physician alignment strategies, including friendly PCs and co-management arrangements. Jade is currently setting-up a co-management arrangement for a Northern California hospital’s cardiovascular service line.





Blog Posts by Jade M. Kelly

Deadlines and Headlines
FCC Paving the Way for Advancement of Telehealth

What’s New?

The Federal Communications Commission recently solicited public comment on how it can better facilitate broadband-enabled health care solutions by adopting new policies or removing existing regulatory barriers. Initial comments are due on May 24, while reply comments are due June 8 of this year. 
The FCC recognizes that it plays an important role in advancing innovation in health care through its Rural Health Care Program, spectrum licensing, and various broadband infrastructure programs. The FCC also noted that by some estimates, “broadband-enabled health information technology can help to improve the quality of health care and significantly lower health care costs by hundreds of billions of dollars in the coming decades.”

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