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
Firm Leadership

Management Committee (Feb. 2016-Jan. 2020)

Business Acceptance Committee, Member

Charitable Contributions Committee, Former Member

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

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.


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)


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.

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