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Ryan Rasdall



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Ryan focuses his practice on health care transactional, compliance, and governance matters. He represents clients across the health care industry, including physician organizations and nonprofit health care organizations.

Prior to joining Mintz, Ryan was a corporate associate at a Boston-based law firm, where he assisted with sales of medical companies and advised a health nonprofit on governance matters. 

While earning his JD, Ryan served as a law clerk for an international law firm, where he worked on a broad range of corporate matters, including reviewing loan agreements for transactions and assisting with due diligence. He also served as a legal intern in the Office of Legal Counsel at NYU Langone Health, where he researched local, state, and national health care regulations and assisted with litigation. In law school, Ryan earned his JD with a concentration in Health Law & Policy. He served as a research assistant for professors teaching health law as well as bioethics and the law courses and a teaching assistant in a criminal law course.

Before law school, Ryan worked as a patient navigator for a community AIDS center in New York City, where he connected HIV+ individuals to case management, medical staff, and supportive services.

Past events Ryan has spoken at:

  • Panelist, Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship with Transgender Colleagues: How to Get Involved, Stay Involved, and Educate Others About Racial and Social Injustice, International Association of Defense Counsel, Webinar (1.20.2022) 
  • Moderator, Amplifying Unheard Voices Program: Perspectives of Trans and Gender Nonconforming Attorneys, Organizers and Advocates of Color, Boston Bar Association, Webinar (6.28.2021)
  • Panelist, Trans Workplace Inclusion Series: Learning from Lived Experience Panel, Pride In Our Workplace, Webinar (5.20.2021)
  • Panelist, Implementing Gender-Inclusive Workplace Policies for Meaningful Inclusion of Transgender Talent, Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (November 2020)


New California Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Laws

May 4, 2023 | Blog | By Lara Compton, Kathryn Edgerton, Ryan Rasdall

Governor Gavin Newsom signed multiple pieces of mental health treatment-related legislation into law in 2022 that have or will begin to go into effect this year. These laws address mental health commitment timing and hearing rights, involuntary mental health treatment, the CARE program, and substance use disorder treatment client rights. This is a good time for relevant facilities and groups to audit the effectiveness of updated policies and evaluate and address any operational issues that may have cropped up during implementation.
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The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) recently issued yet another favorable Advisory Opinion on the use of gift cards to motivate patients to receive medically necessary or preventive care services. The proposed arrangement involves an in-home colorectal cancer screening company’s proposal to provide gift cards of up to $75 to encourage patients to return their samples for their colorectal cancer screening. Though the OIG noted that the gift cards implicate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the Beneficiary Inducements CMP because they would influence patients to receive reimbursable services from the requestor, the OIG concluded that the arrangement presented a minimal level of risk.  
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Massachusetts to End Public Health Emergency

March 23, 2023 | Blog | By Ryan Rasdall

On March 15, 2023, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll announced that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency would end on May 11, 2023, in conjunction with the federal government’s end date for the public health emergency. This announcement by the Healey-Driscoll administration puts state organizations on notice, as required by law, at least 45 days ahead of the changes. As part of this announcement, Governor Healey also announced that she will be (i) rescinding Executive Order 595 which required state employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and (ii) proposing new legislation that allows for further flexibility in health care settings.
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Mintz Health Law: What We Are Grateful For

January 11, 2023 | Podcast | By Bridgette Keller

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 Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA) also recently released a survey raising similar alarm bells about health care workforce shortages in Massachusetts.  The survey, An Acute Crisis: How Workforce Shortages are Affecting Access and Costs, provided a stark overview of the challenges facing Massachusetts, including health care workforce shortages, labor costs, and capacity constraints.
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  • Member, American Health Law Association
  • Treasurer, Jim Collins Foundation
  • Member, The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Fenway Health Board of Visitors
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