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Gerald E. DeLoss


Jud DeLoss represents clients across the health care industry, drawing on his extensive knowledge of matters including HIPAA, HITECH, electronic health records, telehealth requirements and behavioral health information privacy.


  • Illinois
  • South Carolina


J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1994

B.B.A., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1990


With extensive experience in all aspects of health law including compliance, privacy and information technology, Gerald (Jud) DeLoss represents clients across the health care spectrum. He assists behavioral health care providers, health information technology vendors, federally qualified health centers, hospitals and research organizations, as well as industry trade and professional associations.

Jud has extensive knowledge of HIPAA, HITECH, meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) and telehealth requirements and has testified as an expert witness on health information privacy. He is adept in handling matters related to state and federal regulations of behavioral health information privacy, particularly in the area of 42 CFR Part 2 federal regulations (governing the confidentiality of drug and alcohol abuse patient records) and mental health confidentiality.

Jud has represented clients before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on meaningful use audits and appeals. He also assists clients in responding to HIPAA breach situations and prepares and negotiates software licenses and other agreements for EHR systems and other health information technology (HIT) solutions. He regularly counsels HIT vendors on compliance with state and federal laws and on addressing “Big Data” concerns.

Jud guides behavioral health care providers on reimbursement under Medicaid, Medicare, grant funding and managed care. He also counsels providers on strategic acquisitions, along with preparation and negotiation of joint venture and acquisition agreements.

Jud has written articles and presented on health law issues nationally and internationally, including on health information privacy and security and other compliance matters.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Quality Council member, Behavioral Health Task Force past chair, Health Information & Technology Practice Group past chair
  • Access to Care Committee, Illinois Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency
  • Advisory Board for Thompson’s Health Care Compliance Expert

Community/Civic Activities

  • National Alumni Men’s Hockey Committee, University of North Dakota Letterwinner’s Association

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "Responding to a Crisis – The Exchange of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Information to Address the Opioid Epidemic"
    AHLA 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 26, 2018
  • "Practical Approaches to Disclosing Behavioral Health Information– Legal and Compliance Perspective"
    American Health Lawyers Association Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5, 2018
  • "Parity in Practice Seminar"
    Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, Springfield, Illinois, and Lisle, Illinois, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2017
  • Faculty member, Data-Driven Justice and Behavioral Health Design Institute
    Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 6-8, 2017
  • "Behavioral Health Comes of Age: 42 CFR Part 2 and the 21st Century Cures Act"
    American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, June 27, 2017
  • "Successes, Challenges and Opportunities in Tackling the Heroin Crisis"
    Mental Health America 2017 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 14-16, 2017
  • "Modernization, Alignment, and Parity in Medicaid Managed Care–A ‘MAP’ to the Future of Behavioral Health?"
    Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, Baltimore, Md., March 30, 2017
  • "Complex Issues and Strategies in Business Breakups"
    Financial Poise "Complex Financial Litigation for the Non-Expert" Series, January 19, 2017
  • "Confidentiality for Behavioral Health Patients"
    Illinois Association for Behavioral Health/Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, September 16, 2016
  • Coding Leader, July 14, 2016
  • “Behavioral Health Privacy for Every Health Lawyer”
    American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, June 18, 2016
  • “Medical and Behavioral Health Care – Solving the Integration Puzzle”
    American Health Lawyers Association Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, February 8, 2016
  • “Health Data: Classification and Compliance”
    Northwestern University Law School, February 4, 2016
  • Medicare Cost Report & Reimbursement Symposium, of the Healthcare Financial Management Association Maine Chapter, December 4, 2015
  • “Overview of MACRA Legislation: How the SGR repeal and the new Merit Based Incentive Payment System will Impact Physician Payments”
    Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), September 15, 2015
  • “Appealing the Meaningful Use Audit - Attesting the Waters”
    American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, June 29 – July 1, 2015
  • “Clear and Present Danger: Gun Violence and Confidentiality of Behavioral Health Information in the Crosshairs”
    American Health Lawyers Association Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Las Vegas, NV, February 3, 2015
  • “Electronic Health Records and the Role of Technology in Integrated Health Care,” California Integrated Care Statewide Conference, Universal City, CA, 
    Oct. 22 – 23, 2014
  • “HIPAA Breach Reporting Tips & Tricks”
    Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association Annual Conference, Lisle, IL, Sept. 3 – 4, 2014
  • “An Annual Review of Behavioral Health Legal Developments and Updates”
    National Bar Association Health Law Summit, Atlanta, GA, July 29, 2014
  • “The Final Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Regulations: Par for the Course?”
    American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, June 30 – July 2, 2014
  • “Business Associates & HIPAA/HITECH Compliance: Avoiding New Liability”
    Thompson Interactive webinar, December 12, 2013
  • “Patients, Providers, and Plans: The Legal Implications of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act”
    American Health Lawyers Association, Webinar, December 4, 2013
  • “The New HIPAA Rule and Health Information Exchange”
    Illinois Primary Health Care Association 2013 Annual Leadership Conference, Fontana, Wisconsin, Oct. 2 – 4, 2013
  • “Treading Lightly: Navigating State Privacy Laws on the Road to HIPAA and Part 2 Compliance”
    Netsmart Connections Conference 2013, Dallas, Texas, September 17, 2013
  • “Parity: Have We Reached Equality Yet?”
    Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Association (IADDA) Annual Conference, Lisle, Illinois, September 6, 2013
  • “Coping with Federal and State Substance Abuse and Mental Health Requirements as an Overlay to HIPAA/HITECH Mandates”
    9th Academic Medical Center Conference on Security and Privacy, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 7, 2013


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