Ann O’Connell is a partner in the Sacramento office of Nossaman
LLP and her practice focusses exclusively on health care law. Her
areas of expertise include medical staff bylaws; credentialing of
physicians and allied health professionals; peer review and
disciplinary proceedings; as well as a variety of contracting,
regulatory, and general health care legal issues.
Ms. O’Connell frequently serves as a hearing officer in medical
staff hearings; has served as Vice-Chair and Chair of American
Health Lawyers Association’s Medical Staff, Credentialing, and
Peer Review Practice Group; and is a Past-President of the
California Society for Healthcare Attorneys. In addition to
editing CHA’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules for many
years, she has co-authored and edited the American Health
Lawyers’ Association’s Peer Review Hearing Guidebook (2008). From
2008 – 2010, Ms. O’Connell served on The Joint Commission’s
MS.1.20 (MS.01.01.01) Task Force, representing CHA.