Andrea C. Kuettel, R.N., Esq.

Of Counsel

Health Care Attorney With Decades of Privacy and IT Security Experience

Andrea represents clients in the health care industry, including medical providers, insurance companies and other covered entities under HIPAA and HITECH. Andrea interfaces with regulators, including serving as the main client contact for federal reporting to Health and Human Services, HHS Office of Civil Rights, and the New York State Comptroller. Andrea provides consulting services to Beckage that consist of overseeing internal audits of client operations to ensure patient privacy compliance, including with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, and manages client contracts with business associates and vendors to ensure third party compliance.

Andrea also consults with health care clients, including drafting and developing health care contracts for clinical trials, technology transfer, employment, and the procurement of related products and services. She works with health care departments to improve hospital policies and procedure, and runs table top exercises and other training programs to ensure effective implementation of each.  

Andrea was in-house counsel at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, where she oversaw all compliance issues for privacy and IT security, including by supervising the work of in-house privacy and IT security professionals to ensure security of administration systems. Andrea has her Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

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New York State Bar Association

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Education

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., J.D. cum laude, 1998

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, May 1988

University of Illinois, B.S., 1985

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