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I have focused my professional practice on helping organizations and individual healthcare providers get and stay in compliance with the many local, state, and federal requirements imposed on their practices and operations.  Even before there was much official “Guidance” in this area, I was working every day to proactively identify responsibilities,ensure that they are being met and, if necessary, prove that to the government.


My goal is to free my clients for their real work - helping people.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 100%
    25 years, 500 cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Manuel Alzamora Juarez

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms Knutson is very knowledgeable and zeroes in with precision in her responses in Avvo. I endorse her for clients looking for health care advice.


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    I have been following the comments of Ms. Knutson, particularly in the area of Health Care Privacy Rights and have found her answers to be both accurate and responsive to the questions.


    Norman Stiteler Health Care Attorney
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Contact info

16885 W Bernardo Dr Ste 100
San Diego, CA, 92127-1619


DCActive 199005/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
InstructorAmerican University's Washington College Of Law1990 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association, Health Law SectionChairperson2006 - 2007
Maryland State Advisory Council on Medical Privacy and ConfidentialityMember2004 - 2006
Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee NetworkAdvisory Board1999 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Compliance Today MagazineTo be - or not to be - a business associate2013
North County Lawyer MagazineSo You Want to be a "Business Associate"?2013
Compliance Today MagazineIn search of: the Excluded2011
The Advocate (MSBA)Subpoenaing Medical Records – The Rules Have Changed2005
Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, University of Maryland School of LawComment comparing District of Columbia alternatives for responding to incapable patients2002
Newsletter - MSBAEMTALA: Fourteen years and counting – at last2001
Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, University of Maryland School of LaawComment regarding the effect of "Baby Doe" and other child welfare regulations on pediatric healthcare decision-making1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington UniversityHealthcare Corporate ComplianceGraduate CertificateN/A
American U Washington COLLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Univ of HoustonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuting Legal Education SeminarObamacare (The Affordable Care Act - ACA) What Employers, Employees and You Need to Know (and Don't) About the New Comprehensive Health Insurance Law2013
Membership meetingCorporate Compliance in Healthcare: Rules of the Game2011
Guest LectureWhistleblowing - when to go outside the organization?2011