Adrienne L. Kepner

Division Counsel, Healthcare Operations and Privacy
Office of Legal Affairs

Office Address
3322 West End Ave., Suite 1100
(615) 936-0327

Assistant: Tara Lee Oliver

Practice Areas: Accreditation/On-Site Government Investigations and Surveys · Adoption/Assisted Reproductive Issues · Business Associate and Data Use Agreements · Child and Adult Abuse/Mandatory Reporting Requirements · Conservatorships/ELHF (Expedited Limited Healthcare Fiduciary)/Subpoenas · Custody/Parental Rights · Data Privacy and Security (including HIPAA) · Disposition of Bodies and Anatomical Remains · Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs · End of Life Issues/Withdrawal of Care · Health Records Management/Release of Information · Healthcare Decision-Making/Consent/Refusal of Care · Healthcare Operations and Policies · Law Enforcement Relationships and Issues · Medicare Conditions of Participation · Organ Donor and Transplant Issues · OSHA/Medical/Hazardous Waste · Scope of Clinical Practice/Licensure

As Division Counsel for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Adrienne focuses on healthcare regulatory, compliance, and operational issues. She advises VUMC on a variety of matters including HIPAA, data privacy and security, health records management, electronic health record incentive programs, electronic health information exchanges, regulatory compliance, complex patient issues, advance directives, fraud and abuse, billing and reimbursement issues, vendor contracts and relationships, and EMTALA. Prior to joining VUMC in 2014, Adrienne practiced law in the healthcare and government and internal investigations groups at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in Rochester, New York.

Adrienne is admitted to practice in Tennessee, New York and Connecticut. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School, a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and a Diplôme d'Etudes Juridiques Européennes et Internationales, from Université Paris X – Nanterre.