Member

Janet A. Craig

Chair of the firm’s Health Care and Insurance Regulatory Service Groups, Janet Craig is a seasoned attorney in health care law and regulatory insurance issues. Janet is experienced in certificate of need and licensure, reimbursement, managed care, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and Stark I and II. A former General Counsel of the Kentucky Department of Insurance, she has an active regulatory practice. She represents a host of insurers and HMOs on matters ranging from market conduct and financial exams to mergers, change of control and rate filings.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Requirements for Self-Insurance

Kentucky Health Law Institute, UK CLE, September 2, 2020

CMS proposes rule on Stark Physician Imaging Notice

Managed Care

Kentucky Health Law, co-author, 5th ed. (2009)

HIPAA Marketing and Fundraising: What's Covered and What's Not

Kentucky Health Law, UK 2002

Nuts and Bolts workshop on HIPAA

University of Kentucky Health Law Seminar, March 15, 2002

Managed Care

Kentucky Health Law, UK 2000/2004

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Health Care and Insurance Regulatory Service Group, Co-Chair

Business Acceptance Committee, Member

Recruiting Committee, Member

Lateral Recruiting Committee, Co-Chair

Management Committee (Feb. 2016-Jan. 2020)

Charitable Contributions Committee, Former Member

Memberships
American Bar Association, Health Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association
Fayette County Bar Association, Health Section, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Health Law Practice Section, Member
Community Involvement

Kentucky Commission on Women, Board of Directors (2014-18)

American Heart Association - Central Kentucky Chapter, Board of Directors

Headley-Whitney Museum, former Board president

University of Kentucky Art Museum, Advisory Board

Leadership Kentucky Class of 2002

Eastern Kentucky University, Board of Regents

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Ms. Craig served as General Counsel and Director of Market Conduct and Enforcement at the Kentucky Department of Insurance. She was also Special Counsel to the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee of the Kentucky General Assembly. Janet has served on the boards of the Better Business Bureau, High Street YMCA, Lexington Clinic Foundation, and LexArts. She is a member of the American Heart Association - Central Kentucky Chapter Board of Directors, Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, on the board of the Headley-Whitney Museum and the Advisory Board for the University of Kentucky Art Museum. Ms. Craig was appointed by Governor Beshear to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Commission on Women (2014-18). She served as Chairman of the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council (now LexArts) when it raised more than $750,000 in the Horsemania public art project. She was also a member of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2002. Ms. Craig enjoys painting, gardening and spending time with her family, husband Jim, son Matthew and daughter Megan, grandchildren James and Lily, and her Cavalier Spaniel Boone.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Best Lawyers In America®, Health Care Law and Insurance Law (1993-2022)

Best Lawyers In America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law (2013)

Best Health Lawyers in America (1995-present)

Who's Who in American Lawyers (1995-present)

Testimonials

Janet Craig of Stites & Harbison is one of the best healthcare attorneys in the country.

- This comment was collected as part of the U.S. News — Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" research process. (2018-19)

. . . tremendous amount of health care regulatory expertise and is always available when needed. She clearly takes an interest in her clients.

- Best Lawyers (2011)
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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
Events

Kentucky Health Law Institute

Date: 9/2/20 - 9/3/20
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WEBINAR (via Zoom)

Sarah Spurlock, Janet Craig and Dustyn Jones will be presenters at this WEBINAR presented by UK Law Continuing Legal Education on September 2-3, 2020.

Sarah Cronan Spurlock, Janet A. Craig, and Dustyn B. Jones June 30, 2020
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
Articles

Hospitals get a regulatory and statutory exemption on ownership and licensure of physician practices

Certificate of Need (CON) has been both a blessing and a burden for hospitals as they have adapted to some of the biggest changes in the healthcare market. While CON laws can assist a hospital...
by Janet A. Craig June 01, 2018
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 74 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America© is a nationally recognized referral...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 29, 2016