News

28 February 2019

Marchand Joins MDHHS Recipient Rights Appeals Committee

Neil Marchand was recently appointed to be one of the twelve members of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Recipient Rights Appeals Committee.

Mr. Marchand is the vice chair of Miller Johnson’s Mental Health Law Practice Group. The mission of the Recipient Rights Appeals Committee is to protect and promote the constitutional and statutory rights of recipients of public mental health services and empower recipients to fully exercise their rights under Michigan’s Mental Health Code.

Mr. Marchand focuses his practice on mental health law and insurance coverage disputes.  He works with mental health care providers and clinicians on licensing, policies and procedures, peer review privilege, document retention, mandatory reporter obligations, and aspects of compliance in litigation matters such as the disclosure of confidential health information.  Mr. Marchand also focuses on insurance coverage disputes on behalf of individuals and businesses, and has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Insurance Coverage litigation every year since 2013.

Prior to joining Miller Johnson, Mr. Marchand served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Gordon J. Quist on the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.  He earned his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School where he was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar, and is licensed to practice in Michigan.

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in areas such as business and corporate, employment and labor, litigation, employee benefits, and estate planning.  In November 2018, U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers awarded Miller Johnson with tier 1 rankings for 27 practice areas in the Grand Rapids Metro area and nine practice areas in Kalamazoo.  For more firm information, visit our LinkedIn page.

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