Deborah (Debbie) W. Larios

Special Counsel
Office of Legal Affairs

3322 West End Ave., Suite 1100
(615) 875-7643

Assistant: Tara Lee Oliver

Practice Areas: Accreditation/On-Site Government Investigations and Surveys · Adoption/Assisted Reproductive Issues · Child and Adult Abuse/Mandatory Reporting Requirements · Conservatorships/ELHF (Expedited Limited Healthcare Fiduciary)/Subpoenas · Custody/Parental Rights · Disposition of Bodies and Anatomical Remains · 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 · Data Privacy and Security (including HIPAA)

Deborah W. Larios provides legal assistance to the Office of Legal Affairs on a part-time basis. Her primary responsibilities involve healthcare operational issues such as informed consent, reporting requirements, privacy, complex patient care issues, contracting, and policy development. 

Debbie has over 30 years of experience in health law. She was previously a partner with Waller Lansden and Miller & Martin in Nashville, as well as in-house counsel with Vanguard Health Systems and Tenet Healthcare. She is past chair of numerous healthcare law groups, including the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section, the Nashville Health Law Committee, and the AHLA work group on privacy and electronic health information. Debbie provides services to the Office of Legal Affairs through Latitude Legal.