Office of Legal Affairs

Michael Regier to retire; Douglas Mefford named general counsel and secretary

Michael Regier, JD, general counsel and secretary at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has announced that he will retire at the end of the academic year. Douglas Mefford, JD, managing counsel in the Office of Legal Affairs, has been appointed to succeed him effective July 1.

Julia Morris to step down from VUMC Legal Affairs role, move to part-time status

Julia Morris, JD, BSN, MSN, managing counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will be stepping down from her role and moving to part-time status with VUMC in June.

Teams reminded to register patient assistance programs

Clinical programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center routinely provide various forms of patient assistance must comply with one or more exceptions to federal laws that prohibit providers who serve federal health care programs from inducing patients, especially Medicare and Medicaid patients, to seek care with a specific hospital, health system or provider.