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M. Daria Niewenhous

Member Emerita

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Daria retired from Mintz in 2023 from the Health Law Practice. Her legacy includes a position as the former director of Mintz's Domestic Violence Project, the firm's signature pro bono initiative.

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Mintz Health Law attorneys discuss regulations recently proposed by California’s newly established Office of Health Care Affordability, which call for advance regulatory review of certain health care entity mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and other arrangements.

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Bridgette Keller speaks with the Mintz Health Law team about what they are grateful for as they look back on a year of client service, mentorship, and working together as a team.

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The health omnibus trailer SB-184, which created the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA), is set to usher in a significant change in California’s health care regulatory landscape. In this post, we provide a preliminary review of the material changes that are set to begin in 2024.

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In this episode of the Health Law Diagnosed podcast, members of the Mintz Health Law team discuss their health law–focused 2022 New Year’s resolutions and how they’re helping clients and colleagues navigate the continued challenges and opportunities of the current era.
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On April 28, the Massachusetts Public Health Council (“PHC”) approved final proposed amendments to the clinic licensure regulations. The amended regulations include changes related to serious reportable events, mobile sites, mental health and substance use disorder services, among other updates. The final regulations, which we've summarized here, are expected to be published in the May 14, 2021 Massachusetts Register.
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The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (“HPC”) held its annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing on October 16-17, 2018. The hearing covered a wide range of topics affecting the health care industry here in the Commonwealth and across the country. Here are some key takeaways and a legislative outlook.
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Determination of Need (DoN) Program has proposed a number of changes to the DoN Regulations (105 CMR 100.000, et. seq.). Program Director Nora Mann presented the proposed revisions, together with an informational briefing memorandum, to the Massachusetts Public Health Council at its September 12, 2018 meeting. The proposal reflects administrative lessons learned in implementing the regulations, which, as reported in a previous post, DPH redrafted and promulgated in January 2017.
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The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memo dated January 4, 2018 regarding federal marijuana enforcement policy, directing all U.S. Attorneys to enforce the laws enacted by Congress and to follow well-established principles when pursuing prosecutions related to marijuana activities.
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has provided a much anticipated pathway to enable for-profit entities to operate Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMDs). Which enables non-profit entities with a Provisional or Final Certificate of Registration to operate a RMD, or current applicants, to convert to a for-profit Massachusetts domestic corporate entity. 
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While we continue to follow the recreational marijuana legalization saga and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Program, our colleagues on the employment law side of the equation are monitoring decisions regarding the ability of employers to take disciplinary action against employees for using marijuana at work.
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News & Press

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Mintz is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 27 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2023.

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Mintz is pleased to announce that 120 firm attorneys have been recognized as leaders by Best Lawyers® in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

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BOSTON –Mintz announced today that 39 of its practices and 81 of its attorneys earned recognition in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, a guide to the country’s leading law firms.

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35 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 25 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2022.

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Best Lawyers® recognized 108 firm attorneys in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Notably, two Mintz attorneys – Poonam Patidar and Scott M. Stanton – received 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” awards, and 28 firm attorneys were included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

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Mintz Member M. Daria Niewenhous co-authored an American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Business Law and Governance Practice Group Briefing that featured a Q&A discussion with two strategic communications and media experts, including Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications of ML Strategies Nancy J. Sterling, APR, Fellow PRSA, offering insights on best practices for proactive and reactive media communications for healthcare organizations.
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Mintz partner and Massachusetts lawyer Julie Korostoff is one of 49 attorneys recognized as “Leaders in Their Fields” by the 2018 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Chambers named Korostoff a “Recognized Practitioner” in Technology.
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Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 
Best Lawyers named 73 Mintz attorneys to its 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Mintz attorneys selected for inclusion in this year’s list span 44 practice areas. 
Firm’s National Healthcare Practice, NY Corporate/M&A and Litigation: General Commercial Among Newest Rankings
The 2015 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide names 52 Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.  attorneys as “Leaders in Their Fields.”
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Events & Speaking

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2023

Hot Topics in State Antitrust Enforcement

American Health Law Association

Online Event

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Oct
19
2021
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Nov
14
2019

Health and Hospital Law: MCLE BasicsPlus

MCLE Conference Center, 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street

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May
23
2019

MCLE New England's 20th Annual Hospital and Health Law Conference 2019

Hospitals and Health Systems

Ten Winter Place, Boston

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Oct
18
2018

The Long Term Care Finance Association's Conference

Surviving in Senior Care

Marlborough, MA

Moderator
Dec
8
2017

Creating Value Through Strategic Care and Operational Innovations

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association

Boston, MA

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Apr
20
2017

The Home-Based Care: National Leadership Conference

Alliance for Home Health

San Diego, CA

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Feb
24
2015

Long Term Care and the Law

American Health Lawyers Association

Hilton New Orleans, Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA

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M. Daria Niewenhous

Member Emerita