Nancy Sciocchetti

About Nancy Sciocchetti

Nancy is a Senior Partner and the supervisor of our Health Law practice. She concentrates in health care and general corporate enterprise development and transactions, representing both for-profit and not-for-profit clients in corporate business transactions, including corporate formation; joint ventures; sales, mergers and acquisitions; buy-sell agreements; real estate transactions, leasing and financing; certificate of need; licensing and operation of health care facilities.

Not-for-Profits, Revitalized

On December 18, 2013, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (“NPRA”).  This is the first time there has been a major change in the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law since 1970.  The Act aims “to reduce unnecessary and outdated burdens on nonprofits and to enhance nonprofit governance and oversight to […]

AG’s Leadership Committee on Nonprofit Revitalization Proposes Less Bureaucracy and More Transparency for NY Nonprofits

On February 16, 2012, the New York Attorney General’s Office released the recommendations of the Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization.  The report recommended numerous regulatory changes.  In an effort to make New York a more hospitable environment for nonprofits, the proposals seek to lift the archaic administrative and financial burdens placed on these organizations while […]

Preliminary New York State Health Home Rollout Plan Released

On January 26, 2012, New York State Department of Health (DOH) published a preliminary rollout plan for Health Home implementation on their website.  As we previously reported, the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) of the DOH approved an emergency rule to lift the State’s moratorium on accepting applications for new CHHAs. The Preliminary […]

New York State Department of Health Publishes Requests for Applications for Certified Home Health Agencies

On Thursday, January 26, 2012, the New York State Department of Health, Division of Home and Community Based Services, issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for organizations interested in becoming established as a certified home health agency (CHHA), pursuant to recently adopted regulations at 10 NYCRR Section 760.5(l). The RFA is available on the DOH […]

New York Legislature Passes Certificate of Need Reform Bill

On Friday, June 17, 2011, the New York State Assembly approved the Certificate of Need (“CON”) reform bill (A7665B), which already passed the Senate two weeks ago. The bill now rests on Governor Cuomo’s desk for signature. The CON reform bill eliminates the requirement for prior approval of many categories of facility repair and maintenance construction projects, […]

New York State Department of Health Begins Accepting Applications for Managed Long-Term Care Providers

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) launched part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Managed Long-Term Care Plans (MLTCP) and announced that it is now accepting applications from eligible organizations, pursuant to Article 4403-F of the Public Health Law.  This initiative seeks to redesign New York’s Medicaid system in ways that […]

First Meeting of the Public Health and Health Planning Council

The Public Health and Health Planning Council, whose first meeting scheduled for June 2 never took place, has rescheduled its first business meeting for tomorrow, Thursday, June 9, 2011.  At this meeting, the PHHPC is expected to adopt bylaws, elect the Vice Chair, populate its Committees, adopt a 2011 calendar, and adopt guidelines for the […]

Governor Cuomo Announces, and Senate Confirms, the New Public Health and Health Planning Council

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced nominations for the newly established Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”) early last week.  The members of the former Public Health Council will be joined by twelve new appointees confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday to create the new Council, consisting of a twenty-four member committee plus the Commissioner of […]

NYS Department of Health Announces Plan to Add Community First Choice Option to State Medicaid Plan

On March 18, 2011, Commissioner of Health, Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., announced that the Health Department would begin the process of amending the State Medicaid Plan to add a new federal model for community based long term care.  The new program, called the Community First Choice Option, will be targeted at providing long term […]