Pat is an attorney who focuses his practice on representing health care organizations and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional–US (CIPP–US). He advises clients on a broad spectrum of health care regulatory, clinical trial, data privacy, PBM, health care technology, and transactional matters. He has experience drafting and negotiating health care services agreements and with technology transactions as well as counseling clients on state licensure rules, compliance with fraud and abuse laws, privacy and data protection issues, and the Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules under the 21st Century Cures Act.
Prior to joining Mintz, Pat was corporate counsel for a Massachusetts-based company that provides products and services to individuals with renal disease. In that role, he provided counsel on a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters and drafted and negotiated acute care and other health services agreements. Earlier, he was an assistant general counsel for information technology with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, where he negotiated technology transaction agreements and assisted with privacy issues. He also previously worked as an attorney with a Massachusetts-based consulting company focused on health care cost containment.
Pat earned his JD with a concentration in Health & Biomedical Law, with distinction. In law school, he served as chief content editor of Suffolk Law’s Journal of Health & Biomedical Law.
While attending law school, Pat worked in the development office of a teaching hospital affiliated with a preeminent medical school. He also served as a legal intern in the hospital’s Office of the General Counsel and as a certified student attorney with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
Before law school, Pat worked as sports writer and an editor for B2B health care and technology publications.
Pat is an editor of and contributor to the firm's Health Care Viewpoints.
OCR Proposes HIPAA Amendments to Protect Reproductive Health Care Information
April 13, 2023 | Blog | By Dianne Bourque, Kate Stewart, Pat Ouellette
CMS Builds Upon Interoperability Rules with Prior Authorization Proposal
April 12, 2023 | Blog | By Pat Ouellette
Federal Trade Commission’s GoodRx Settlement: Not Just a $1.5 Million Penalty
March 8, 2023 | Blog | By Lara Compton, Pat Ouellette
Mintz Health Law: What We Are Grateful For
January 11, 2023 | Podcast | By Bridgette Keller
OCR Warns Providers Against Disclosing PHI on Social Media Platforms in Response to Negative Reviews in Settlement with Dental Practice
December 22, 2022 | Blog | By Lara Compton, Kathryn Edgerton, Pat Ouellette
OIGs Report on Expanded Telehealth Service Access and Use, Program Integrity Risks During Year One of COVID-19 Pandemic
December 21, 2022 | Blog | By Karen Lovitch , Pat Ouellette, Sophia Temis
MintzRx Newsletter — Your Prescription for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
October 3, 2022 | Article | By Theresa Carnegie, Tara E. Dwyer, Xavier Hardy, Stephnie John, Bridgette Keller, Lauren Moldawer, Pat Ouellette, Hassan Shaikh
OCR HIPAA Privacy Rule Enforcement Roundup: Right of Access Initiative and Improper PHI Disposal
September 22, 2022 | Blog | By Pat Ouellette
Summer 2022: Key Trends in Pharmacy Enforcement Actions
August 29, 2022 | Blog | By Lauren Moldawer, Grady Campion, Pat Ouellette
PAMA Laboratory Reporting In Flux: ACLA Wins HHS Lawsuit and Congress Introduces PAMA Amendment Legislation
July 29, 2022 | Blog | By Karen Lovitch , Pat Ouellette
News & Press
Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D 2022 Final Rule
April 28, 2021
Analyzing the First Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA) Enforcement Action and Its Application to Federal and State False Claims Statutes
February 5, 2020
Comparing and Contrasting AKS and EKRA Safe Harbors: Clinical Lab Impact
September 9, 2019
The Practical Impact of Ariana M. v. Humana Health Plan of Tex., Inc. on ERISA Denials of Benefits
May 1, 2018
Class Arguing False Advertising of Health Supplement Meets Sixth Circuit's Moderate Rule 23 Standards
January 1, 2016
Events & Speaking
BBA Webinar: Friday Fundamentals Series
Boston Bar Association
- Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals