Joyce McLaughlin brings nearly 30 years of health law experience to Reed Claymon. Board Certified in Health Law, she represents a variety of health care providers including hospitals, physicians, and related small businesses. Before entering private practice, Joyce served as in-house counsel for a large multi-facility hospital system.
Joyce assists her clients with a wide range of operational, regulatory and transactional matters, and serves as their representative before a variety of state and federal agencies. She frequently advises clients on risk management issues, as well as matters of compliance with Stark and anti-kickback statutes, EMTALA obligations, and HIPAA regulations. Joyce has extensive experience drafting and revising hospital policies and procedures, medical staff bylaws and governing body bylaws. She also frequently assists individual physicians and nurses with licensing issues before their respective boards.
Joyce received her J.D. (cum laude) in 1990 from the Southern Methodist University School of Law, where she was inducted to the Order of the Coif (top 10% of students). She also holds an M.A. from Angelo State University, and an M.S. and B.S. (summa cum laude) from the University of Texas at Austin.
Joyce has been a member of the South Texas Society of Health Care Risk Managers for more than ten years and served as its president for four years. She is also active in the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church and volunteers with local charitable organizations.
Professional and Community Activities
- Past Member, State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Council
- Member, Austin Health Lawyers Association Speaker’s Committee (2009)
- Board of Directors, South Texas Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (July 2002; President 2007-2010)
- Board of Directors, Manos de Cristo (2005-2008)
- Member, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church
- Counseled numerous hospital and small physician practices on operational and regulatory issues, including compliance with Stark and Anti-kickback statutes
- Developed policies and procedures in compliance with HIPAA regulations on Privacy for hospitals and physician practices
- Structured physician recruitment agreements and physician contracts and agreements with hospitals and hospital districts
- Developed numerous hospital and hospital district policies and procedures
- Advised hospitals on EMTALA obligations and represent hospitals in correcting EMTALA
- Assisted small physician practices with organization for practice start-up
- Assisted numerous hospitals in formation of Non-profit Health Organizations (“501(a)”)
- Assisted hospitals in responding to actions by licensing agency Department of State Health Services
- Represented physicians in licensing issues before Texas Medical Board
- Represented nurses in licensing issues before Board of Nursing
- Order of the Coif (Top 10%), Southern Methodist University
- Special Projects Editor, Journal of Air Law & Commerce (1988-1990)
- 1989 Outstanding Student Paper on Consumer Law from SMU, submitted for State Bar of Texas Competition Air Law Symposium cash scholarship for outstanding contribution to journal (Spring 1990)
- Selection as Student Member of SMU Faculty Search Committee for Director of SMU Law Library
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Alpha Lambda Delta
- Phi Alpha Theta (President, 1978-1980)