Kimberly S. Parks

Senior Attorney

Biography

Kim Parks applies her prior experience as a hospital general counsel to work with clients in the areas of medical staff governance; scope of practice matters regarding Advanced Practice Providers (APP), including but not limited to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants; Medicare conditions of participation; hospital accreditation standards (TJC, HFAP, DNV) and related health care clinical/patient care related legal matters.

Kim reviews, revises and develops medical staff governing documents and advises clients with respect to medical staff/APP credentialing, appointment and privileging practices consistent with applicable laws, rules, regulations, accreditation standards and industry best practices. She also advises on Medicare provider enrollment matters, telemedicine credentialing by proxy issues, physician/pharmacist consult agreements and related matters. Additionally, Kim assists with merger transactions and has served on merger teams as both a hospital attorney and as outside counsel.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Things that Scare Us in your Medical Staff Bylaws," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • Speaker, "Telemedicine & Delegated Credentialing: Who is Responsible for What and Why," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015
  • Author, "CMS medical staff and governing body conditions of participation: third time's a charm," May 13, 2014
  • Author, "Ohio enacts new law revising the peer review statute," May 8, 2014
  • Author, "Important changes to CTP Formulary: Amendment to standard care arrangements required by April 1, 2014," March 26, 2014
  • Author, "Ohio law changed to permit advanced practice nurses and physician assistants to admit patients to hospitals under certain conditions," February 20, 2014
  • Author, "CMS Conditions of Participation: try, try again," April 5, 2013
  • Author, "Designated Representative May Sign APN Standard Care Arrangement on Behalf of Collaborating Physician(s)," May 18, 2011
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 1996
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
Education
  • Capital University (J.D.), 1996; Order of the Curia
  • The University of Dayton (M.A., Communications), 1989
  • Wittenberg University (B.A., English), 1987
Insights & Resources
Experience