Russell Ramzel is a health care attorney whose practice focuses primarily on regulatory compliance in the healthcare industry and transactional and corporate matters across multiple industries. He represents a range of clients in the health care industry and other regulated industries, including hospital systems, psychiatric hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, residential child care facilities, and suppliers of health care technologies and services, and other professional entities. Russell works with clients to navigate agency licensure requirements, including residential child care licensing. He regularly advises clients concerning Certificate of Need, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, HIPAA, CHOWs, mergers and acquisitions, formation of corporate entities, corporate compliance and governance, corporate law, electronic health records (EHR) and meaningful use, and fraud and abuse issues such as antikickback and Stark.


What You Need to Do if You Received Money from HHS (2020)

American Health Lawyers Association, Health Law Watch (2020), Proposed Changes to Stark and Anti-Kickback Rules May Spur Care Coordination; Kathryn S. Burnett and Russell C. Ramzel

American Health Lawyers Association, Corporate Practice of Medicine: A Fifty State Survey (Second Edition, 2020); Oklahoma Section; Elise Dunitz Brennan and Russell C. Ramzel

American Health Lawyers Association, State Health Care Fraud Law: An AHLA 50-State Survey (2018); Oklahoma Section; Elise D. Brennan and Russell C. Ramzel

American Health Lawyers Association, Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law: Examining Covert Kickbacks: The OIG Carve-our Rule (2017); Featured Articles; Russell C. Ramzel

"Environmental Review of Permitted Pollution," Energy Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

"2010-2011 National Health Law Moot Court Competition: Best Brief," Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2012

Ramzel, Russell C.


Corporate restructure of residential child care facility+

Corporate restructure of professional engineering corporation to obtain licenses to practice in multiple states and begin practicing land surveying

Obtain Certificate of Need for life-care continuing care retirement community

Represent buyer in purchase of hospital in asset acquisition

Represent seller in sale of group practice to hospital system

Represent buyer in asset acquisition of psychiatric residential treatment facility

Draft resident agreements for life-care continuing care retirement community

Draft Business Associate Agreement and HIPAA policies and procedures for health care service web-based supplier

Represent defendant hospital concerning issues involving EHR system

Represent buyer of equity related to psychiatric and rehabilitation hospital

Obtain certificate of need for the establishment of a new psychiatric hospital

Obtain certificates of need for the acquisition of psychiatric hospital and of nursing homes

Represent buyer in purchase of physician group practice

Represent multiple buyers in acquisitions of ambulatory surgery center, both equity and asset purchase

Form multiple entities, including required filings, drafting bylaws and operating agreements, across multiple industries

Represent Oklahoma public trusts related to public trust issues, in transactions, related to open meeting request, and related to open record request matters

Represent hospitals in various debt refinancings

Represent clients in CMS proceedings

Represent clients in relation to Oklahoma Medicaid Audits

Represent clients in relation to licensure and other issues governed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health

Represent clinical laboratories related to CLIA and CMS compliance and transactional matters

Corporate advice and licensing advice regarding the structuring of medical marijuana clients

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

One to Watch by Best Lawyers for Administrative/Regulatory Law; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; and Health Care Law, 2020-Present

Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2020-Present

Up and Coming Lawyer, Healthcare-Oklahoma, Chambers USA (2021)

Editor-in-Chief, Energy Law Journal, 2011-2012

Order of the Curule Chair

Order of the Barristers

Phi Delta Phi

Phi Beta Kappa

Community & Professional

American Health Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association Health Law Section (2012-Present)

President, Oklahoma Bar Association Health Law Section 

Past President (2020-2021), Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association (OHLA)

Tulsa County Bar Association

Board Member, TU Law Alumni Board

Board Member, TU Board of Advocates Board of Directors


Alerts & Publications


University of Tulsa, J.D., with highest honors, 2012

University of Arkansas, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004


  • Oklahoma - 2012
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