Heather Deixler counsels public and private companies operating in the healthcare industry on transactional and regulatory matters.
Ms. Deixler advises hospitals, physician organizations, health plans, insurers, as well as digital health, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on:
- Physician self-referral (i.e. the federal Stark law and its state counterparts)
- Fraud and abuse
Ms. Deixler is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) with a particular focus on health information privacy and security, including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), and federal and state privacy and information security laws.
She works with clients to develop and implement compliance programs and respond to security breaches, advise on regulatory compliance matters related to healthcare privacy and security including online privacy policies and terms of services, and counsels on such issues in healthcare transactions.
Ms. Deixler also counsels companies outside of the healthcare industry on general privacy and security matters, including online privacy and mobile app issues.
Ms. Deixler previously served as an Adjunct Professor in the Health Law LLM program at the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to attending law school she worked as a research technician in a neurophysiology laboratory in Dijon, France, and as a clinical research assistant at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.