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COPA Compliance Officer
Gary Miller is the COPA compliance officer of Ballad Health. Prior to his role at Ballad Health, Miller was executive vice president and general counsel for Wellmont Health System. He has served as adjunct professor of Hospital and Health Law at Appalachian State University and has written articles published in the Labor Law Journal, the Journal of Hospital & Health Services Administration, the Tennessee Bar Journal and the Tennessee Medicine Journal. He is a member of the Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina bar associations, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Before joining Wellmont, Miller was in private practice in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee.
He served as president of the Alliance of Tennessee Hospital Attorneys from 2005 through 2008. He has also been on the Tennessee Hospital Association task forces on HIPAA compliance and unusual events reporting. He chaired a task force for the Tennessee Department of Health, which prepared the draft legislation that was promulgated as the Tennessee Health Care Decisions Act.
Miller has been a board member of Ashley Academy, board member and secretary of the National Storytelling Association, member of the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the National Center for Quality, an ACE consultant to the Senior Corps of Retired Executives, member of the Executive Council of the Radford University Alumni Association and member of the board of directors of the New River Valley Legal Aid Corp.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Radford College, a master’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.