Law Office of Susan F. Zinder, PLLC

Law Office of Susan F. Zinder PLLC


Relevant Practice Areas — Regulatory Affairs

Information Technology:

  • Advised information technology company providing care management services through Short Message Service (“SMS”) texting on effective business processes while ensuring compliance with, among other things, HIPAA, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations
  • Developed and advised upon HIPAA compliance programs, and drafted, negotiated and revised various policies, procedures and Business Associate Agreements
  • Advised governing board and management team regarding achievement of Meaningful Use


  • Structured governing boards and their processes so as to promote and facilitate the board’s operations and oversight, and thus the organization’s compliance with federal and state legal expectations for not-for-profit boards and institutions, as well as with applicable accrediting standards
  • Prepared 1023 applications for tax exemption and reviewed 990 forms for compliance with Internal Revenue regulations, as well as oversaw annual filings with New York State Charities Bureau
  • Prepared numerous institutional and departmental policies and procedures to achieve regulatory compliance, including, among others, institutional codes of conduct and conflicts of interest policies
  • Advised upon and completed numerous New York City VENDEX and New York State Vendor Responsibility Questionnaires on behalf of clients doing business with City and State agencies


  • Oversaw health system Stark/AKS initiative to review and ensure compliance of institution wide physician contracting processes
  • Developed methodology to maintain confidentiality of quality assurance/risk management information across multi-hospital system to promote performance improvement activities while protecting confidentiality of such information under state privilege statutes
  • Led initiatives for and drafted restatements of medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations of multiple institutions
  • Redesigned hospital and nursing home credentialing and due process processes to ensure compliance with Medicare regulations and Joint Commission standards


  • Designed and implemented institutional codes of conduct, including policies and procedures on HIPAA compliance, conflicts of interest, etc…, including first enterprise wide corporate compliance program for a major New York health system
  • Regularly provided advice to governing boards, senior executives and management team members on conduct of corporate compliance program and compliance expectations
  • Advised upon and completed numerous New York City VENDEX and New York State Vendor Responsibility Questionnaires on behalf of clients doing business with city and state agencies
  • Oversaw review of Emergency Department operations to ensure legal and regulatory compliance
  • Conducted compliance review of large physician practice

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