Nonprofit providers are an essential part of the healthcare industry and face legal challenges that are distinct from the issues facing for-profit institutions. Bradley’s experienced and cross-disciplinary legal team understands the vital role that nonprofit providers play in their communities, as well as the increasingly complex operational and regulatory challenges they confront every day.
Our legal team represents a variety of nonprofit clients, from large faith-based hospital systems to small community-based nursing homes. In addition to assisting our nonprofit clients comply with the increasingly complex federal and state healthcare regulatory landscape applicable to all providers, we also assist them with tax compliance issues unique to nonprofits.
These include “social accountability” and charity care obligations (including the Affordable Care Act’s addition of Section 501(r) to the Internal Revenue Code and its requirement to perform community health needs assessments), tax-exempt financing and its related operational restrictions, intermediate sanctions, conflicts of interest for officers and directors of nonprofit entities, and compliance with the dictates of nonprofit stakeholders, such as state attorneys general and property tax assessors.