Patrick J. Hurd, JD
Patrick J. Hurd, JD, has 35 years of practical experience in workplace health and safety as a former industrial hygienist, director of Healthcare Risk Management, CEO of a Medical/Surgical Facility and an attorney in private practice. Mr. Hurd received his graduate training in industrial hygiene and toxicology under the tutelage of a leading OSHA authority who went on to become the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health in the Carter Administration. He helped formulate and shape the contours of a host of OSHA requirements as an Attorney/Advocate in Washington, D.C., including the Hazard Communication Standard, the Respiratory Protection Standard, the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and the OSHA Laboratory Standard. As director of risk management for an acute care hospital, Mr. Hurd developed and implemented health and safety compliance policies ranging from Life Safety, Environment of Care and Infection Control to Radiation Safety and Workers’ Compensation. His successes include helping to reduce back injuries among hospital employees, improving the procedures for responding to and preventing needle-stick injuries and creating health and safety training modules for healthcare workers.
Mr. Hurd served as CEO of a not-for-profit healthcare organization with two health centers providing reproductive health and family planning services to women, men and teens. During his tenure, the organization received facility licensure as an outpatient surgery center and approval for a new operating room to provide outpatient gynecological surgical services to under-insured and uninsured women.
Mr. Hurd currently serves as senior counsel in healthcare law for a national law firm. Mr. Hurd focuses his practice on representing health care systems, hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians, home health entities, durable medical equipment suppliers, and other organizations engaged in the delivery of health care services and products in corporate, regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters. Mr. Hurd also assists life sciences companies in opening markets for drugs and other pharmaceuticals, medical devices, foods, cosmetics, biotechnology products, nanotechnology products, genomics and combination products. His representation of these companies also includes matters before OSHA, FDA, EPA, CPSC, and international regulatory bodies.
Mr. Hurd received his Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University National Law Center, Graduate Training in Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Medicine and his B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Cincinnati. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia and admitted to practice before a number of federal trial and appellate courts around the country.