County Attorney
Geri Bonzon-Keenan

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Public Records Custodian
Tomeka Ladson



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Practice Areas

    Public Health Trust

    Christopher Kokoruda, Section Head

    Laura M. Llorente, Section Head

    The Public Health Trust Section provides legal advice and counsel on a broad range of complex health care matters to the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County, Florida, which governs and operates the Jackson Health System. The Jackson Health System is an academic medical system that consists of: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Medical Center, Jackson West Medical Center, Holtz Children's Hospital, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, skilled nursing facilities, a network of urgent care centers, the Miami Transplant Institute, the Ryder Trauma Center, pharmacies, and multiple primary care and specialty care centers.

    Our attorneys provide counsel in health care transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and enforcement and litigation defense. We also advise on a variety of complex health care matters before courts, agencies, and administrative and enforcement bodies. Such representation spans the health law arena and includes compliance with federal laws and regulations such as the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA"), the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act ("EMTALA"), Medicare and Medicaid programs and reimbursement laws. Additionally, the Section handles hospital program licensure, health care regulatory issues governing hospital real estate transactions and disputes, physician contracting, complex academic affiliation agreements, skilled nursing facilities program licensure, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ("ACGME") issues, medical staff matters, Medicaid rate adjustment litigation, class action defense, and various federal and state regulatory agency investigations.

The following are attorneys who specialize in this practice area:

Christopher Kokoruda

Laura M. Llorente

Kevin M. Marker

Ashlee A. Pouncy

Suzanne Villano-Charif