Faculty Profile

Laura  Napiewocki, J.D., MHSA

Laura Napiewocki, J.D., MHSA

Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
  • University of Michigan
  • Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
  • 300 North Ingalls, Suite 3B04
  • Ann Arbor, Mi 48109-5476

Laura has over twenty years of experience as a health care attorney handling and writing on matters such as: medical staff bylaws, credentialing and peer review, regulatory and accreditation, telemedicine, general contracting, graduate medical education, patient rights, allied health professionals, research, hospice, employment, long-term care, and behavioral health. Laura joined the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President and General Counsel in 2014, after serving as a Shareholder with Hall Render and practicing in-house at non-profit health systems. Prior to law school, Laura's work experience included health administration work with Henry Ford Health System. Much of Laura's current practice is dedicated to supporting the health system's medical staff and regulatory compliance activities.

  • HMP 652 - Health Law

  • J.D., School of Law, University of Detroit-Mercy, 1995
  • MHSA, University of Michigan, 1988
  • B.A., Economics, Psychology, University of Michigan, 1986 

  • Schindler, Devin, Ripple, Gregory, Markey, Melissa, DePauw, Jesse, Napiewocki, Laura, Ghosh, Sangeeta, Pandemic Legal Preparedness, A Brief Overview, Michigan Bar Journal, (February 2017), pp. 28-32
  • Pearlman, Mark, Reitinger, Nathan, Napiewocki, Laura, Stecker, V. Kenneth, Mary Jane: The Challenges of Marijuana's Foray into Health Care, AHLA Connections, Vol. 20, Issue 9 (September 2016) pp14-21
  • Napiewocki, Laura, Pearlman, Mark, Stecker, Vaughn K., Medical Marijuana and the Inpatient (White Paper), ICLE's 22nd Annual Health Law Institute, Plymouth, Michigan, March 2016
  • Napiewocki, Laura M., DOJ Barrier-Free Healthcare Initiative, Health Lawyers Weekly, Disability Issues (An online Publication of the American Health Lawyers Association, Vol. X, Issue 40 (October 5, 2012)
  • PD Jacobson, LM Napiewocki, and LA Voigt, Regulating the U.S. Health Care System: Failure in Motion, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 2011; 36:583-589.
  • Napiewocki, Laura Miron, Assessing Your Security Force, Labor & Employment (A Publication of the American Health Lawyers Association Labor and Employment Practice Group), Vol. 4, Issue I (Winter 2005) pp. 4-6
  • Schultz, Donald V., Napiewocki, Laura M., and Nerenz, David R., Measuring Physician Integration in Health Care Systems, Hospital Research and Educational Trust, American Hospital Association, 1994
  • Richard L. Cohen, Editor, Triaging Calls Improves Efficiency of Service, Physician Referral Update. Vol. 5, No. 5 (May 1992, pp. 4-5. Discussion with R. Cohen regarding On-Call Nurse Program)
  • Nerenz, D.R., Zajac, B.M., Miron (Napiewocki) L.L., Romans, J., and Simmer, T.L., Inpatient Firms in a Teaching Hospital: The Henry Ford Experience, 29 Medical Care, JS31-JS40 (1991)
  • Ron Winslow (reporter, column: Health Costs: Conference Notebook), Wall Street Journal, Monday, July 8, 1991. Discussion of On-Call Nurse program presented to AHSR (June/July 1991)

  • Member (Current Council Member, Past Chair), Health Care Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Vice-Chair of Bylaws Committee, and former Chair of Programming Committee, Midwest Chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (MCACHE)
  • Corporation Board Vice President, Alpha Delta Pi, Beta Eta Chapter