Judith R. "Lynn" Boes
Lynn is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm. As a member of the Business Division, her practice encompasses health law with a primary emphasis on long-term care, nursing practice and home health issues. Lynn also assists individuals and organizations with professional licensing in investigations, administrative appeals, and disciplinary actions.
Health Law and Long-Term Care
In a field of ever-changing regulations and government oversight, Lynn’s advice to clients is crucial in ensuring their compliance and success. She routinely represents long-term care providers in federal and state regulatory administrative appeals, assists home health agencies with compliance and reimbursement issues and assists nursing clients with a wide variety of legal and practice issues.
The firm is general counsel to Iowa Health Care Association and the Iowa Nurses Association. Lynn assists these associations and their membership base through involvement in legislative, regulatory and practice issues.
Lynn represented the Iowa Nurses Association in a case that was eventually appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court, where she presented oral arguments and prevailed. In the case involving the use of a new technology by advance practice nurses, the Iowa Nurses Association among others faced the Iowa Medical Society and the Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists in the decision of who could decide the scope of practice of nurses. In 2013, the Iowa Supreme Court agreed with Lynn and her client that the Iowa Nursing Board decides the scope of practice and it is within their rights to decide what technologies can be used.
Lynn has also represented a family owned nursing facility as they faced an two allegations of non-compliance at the immediate jeopardy level by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. After thorough discovery and investigation, Lynn and her team revealed through depositions that the investigators had not followed proper protocol and gave conflicting information about the actions taken. The judge agreed with Lynn and ruled in favor of the care facility.