Rachel Christine Nelley

Rachel Christine Nelley

Farris Bobango PLC
  • Estate Planning, Gov & Administrative Law, Health Care Law
  • Tennessee
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Education
Samford University
J.D. | Law
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Vanderbilt University
B.S. | Political Science, French
Professional Experience
Attorney/Member
Farris Bobango PLC
- Current
Assisting clients primarily in the areas of administrative law and health care law, representing them before various health related boards with respect to licensure and disciplinary matters, before the Health Services and Development Agency in certificate of need application cases for healthcare facilities and practitioners, the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Insurance in certificate of authority cases and in licensure and disciplinary matters before the various regulatory boards within the Department of Commerce and Insurance. Ms. Nelley also assists clients in the areas of probate and estate administration and planning, conservatorships, guardianships, and trusts.
Attorney/Member
Nelley & Company, PLLC
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Founding member of law firm with practice focused primarily in the areas of probate and estate administration and planning, conservatorships, guardianships, trusts, legitimation cases, and on administrative law and health care issues, representing clients before various health related boards with respect to licensure and disciplinary matters, the Health Services and Development Agency in certificate of need application cases for healthcare facilities, the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Insurance in certificate of authority cases and in licensure and disciplinary matters before the various regulatory boards within the Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Attorney/Member
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
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Litigated cases in federal and state courts with an emphasis on probate of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, trusts, family law, administrative law and health care law issues; Represented clients before various health related boards with respect to licensure and disciplinary matters, the Health Services and Development Agency in certificate of need application cases for healthcare facilities and the Department of Commerce and Insurance in insurance certificate of authority cases. Advised clients in estate planning and business organizational matters.
Assistant General Counsel
Tennessee Department of Health, Office of General Counsel
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Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Health. Prosecuted malpractice and professional misconduct cases before the Tennessee Boards of Medical Examiners, Osteopathic Examination, and Nursing; served as advisory counsel for the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care; summarized, critiqued, proposed and drafted new legislation for the Department; drafted rules and regulations for the health related boards and facilities; researched issues relating to peer review records, unusual incident reporting, constitutional rights, licensure and certificates of need, consent to release of medical records, and National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) reporting.
Compliance Officer
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, TennCare Division
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Reviewed provider contracts, provider network agreements, member and provider handbooks, marketing materials and pharmacy benefit, transportation, claims processing and quality of care monitoring subcontracts submitted by managed care and behavioral health organizations; Drafted deficiency notices; Researched and developed EPSDT compliance policies and subcontract review checklists.
Assistant General Counsel
Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, TennCare, Office of General Counsel
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Represented the State of Tennessee in administrative hearings regarding denials of applications, medical services, reimbursements, and nursing home admissions of TennCare applicants and enrollees; Advised the Department on eligibility and MCO/BHO contract compliance issues; Negotiated settlements between the Department and applicants and enrollees.
Summer Law Clerk for the Honorable Muriel Robinson
Fourth Circuit Court for Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
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Researched divorce, alimony, child custody, child support and contempt issues; Prepared case files for the Court√Ęs daily uncontested docket by reviewing jurisdictional and statistical information, marital dissolution agreement provisions, filing dates, orders, and service of process; Processed show cause, contempt, motion, and URESA dockets on a weekly basis; Served as court officer when needed.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Presenter: Your License At Risk
Tennessee Dental Association 61st Annual Dental Health Workshop
Presenter: Estate Planning & Probate Institute: Current Developments, Strategies & Tips
Nashville Bar Association
Presenter: Pre & Post-Nuptial Agreements
Tennessee Bar Association
Presenter: Basic Probate Procedures and Practice in Tennessee
National Business Institute
Presenter: Introduction to Transactional Law
Tennessee Bar Association
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar # 019844
Member
Current
American Cancer Society, Nashville Chapter
Board Member
Current
Health Assist Tennessee
Board Member and General Counsel
Current
Tennessee Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section
Middle Tennessee Delegate
Current
Young Health Care Leaders Division of the Nashville Health Care Council
Member
Current
American Health Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Nashville Bar Association
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Health Care Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Professional Licensure and Disciplinary Matters Before Regulatory Boards
  • Funeral Home and Cemetery Regulation
  • Health Facility Certificate of Need Applications
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Conservatorships and Guardianships
  • Insurance Certificate of Authority Applications
  • Litigation
  • Business Formation and Counseling
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
618 Church Street
Suite 300
NASHVILLE, TN 37219
USA
Telephone: (615) 726-1200
Fax: (615) 726-1776