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Sarah B. Crotts

Charlotte | 704.335.9865
Fax | 704.334.4706

Sarah Crotts has nearly 20 years of experience advising physician groups, medical spas, hospitals, insurers, life sciences companies, and a range of health care providers. She has particularly extensive knowledge of health care compliance issues. She has helped clients navigate federal and state regulations regarding the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, anti-markup rule, account billing laws, corporate practice of medicine, Medicare reimbursement, Physician Payments Sunshine Act, and certificate of need requirements. She has also counseled clients on responding to government and insurance company audit requests.

Sarah has a particular focus on cybersecurity and data privacy issues specific to the health care industry, including for physician groups and other provider practices and their vendors. She advises clients on HIPAA compliance, including assisting with policy and procedure preparation, business associate agreements, HIPAA breach analysis, and breach notification and reporting obligations. 

In addition, Sarah has reviewed, revised, and drafted managed care agreements for both providers and insurance companies. She has also prepared and reviewed a variety of physician recruitment, employment, vendor, professional services, and lease agreements.

Sarah's experience with agreements and transactions extends to other types of corporate law as well. She has assisted corporate clients with asset and stock purchase and sale transactions, due diligence, entity formation and dissolution, distribution agreements, and employment disputes, policies and procedures, and noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements.

Sarah is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) as a Superior Court mediator.

Sarah is deeply invested in community service. She is a leader within the North Carolina Bar Association's Health Law Section, having served as its chair. She is currently secretary of the board of the YWCA of Winston-Salem and a member of the board of the Washington and Lee University Winston-Salem Alumni Chapter. She has also served as president of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association and held a variety of board roles, including with the Charlotte Women's Bar and the SECU Family House in Winston-Salem, and is a past president of her neighborhood homeowners association.

Representative Experience

  • Advised clients on a broad range of HIPAA and privacy-related questions, including analyzing the privacy implications of potential actions, conducting breach investigations and preparing breach notification letters, preparing and reviewing business associate agreements, updating privacy policies and procedures, and negotiating privacy and data security addendums to agreements.
  • Helped physicians and other providers navigate what they need to set up new practices and begin operations, including entity formation and assisting with organizational documents like bylaws, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements; preparing and negotiating employment agreements; and securing approval from medical, dental, nursing, podiatry, chiropractic, and other licensing boards.
  • Represented a global life sciences company in creating and revising a variety of template agreements tied to COVID-19, including testing agreements with employers, franchises, and other organizations, as well as a variety of template agreements and related riders for various health and wellness services.
  • Performed due diligence for health care entities selling or acquiring assets or stock, including physician groups buying other physician groups and a private company buying a group of substance abuse treatment facilities.
  • Counseled several clients on the provider self-disclosure protocol for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including preparation and submission of the self-disclosures.

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Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Healthcare Power List, 2023
  • N.C. Bar Association's Leadership Academy, Class of 2013


  • North Carolina Bar Association, Health Law Section, Chair, 2021-2022, Vice Chair, 2020-2021, Secretary, 2019-2020, Treasurer, 2018-2019, Council, 2017-present; CLE Committee Co-Chair, 2020-2021, 2018-2019; Women in the Profession Committee, 2011-present; Law School Liaison Committee, 2010-2014
  • American Health Law Association
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • Washington and Lee University, Winston-Salem Alumni Chapter, Board of Directors, 2011-present; Alumni Admissions Program, Winston-Salem Committee Chair, 2011-2021
  • YWCA of Winston-Salem, Board of Directors, 2019-present, Secretary, 2020-present
  • SECU Family House, Board of Directors, 2010-2016, Secretary, 2013
  • Carolina Foster Kids Foundation, Board of Directors, 2009-2010
  • Charlotte Women's Bar, Board of Directors, 2007-2010; Public Service Committee, Co-Chair, 2007-2009
  • Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association, President, 2013-2014; Treasurer, 2011-2013; Public Service Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2013
  • Forsyth County Bar, Executive Committee, Past Member