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Jason joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., in 2002, and became a director of the firm in 2009. Jason is the Vice President of the firm, the chair of the firm’s Health Care Section, and serves on the firm’s Management, Associate Development and Recruiting Committees, having prior chaired the Associate Development, Recruiting and Marketing Committees.

Jason, his wife, Natalie, and their two children reside in Hartville.


  • Miami University, B.S. in Finance and Marketing, 1999
  • The Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Advises business owners on succession planning for their businesses, including identification and analysis of third party and internal transition opportunities, and preparation of organizational documents, including buy-sell, close corporation, operating, or another shareholder/owner agreements.
  • Assists manufacturer and service business clients in the negotiation and preparation of a variety of contracts, including employment and non-competition agreements, supply, distribution, and vendor agreements, standards terms and conditions of sale or supply, and loan and financing agreements.
  • Provides guidance and advice to health care providers on a variety of health law compliance issues including Health Care Reform; HIPAA Compliance; contracts & employment law issues; formation of physician practices; managed care contracts/network agreements; medical practice sales and acquisitions; health care litigation; fraud and abuse/self-referrals; Medicare and health insurance reimbursement
  • Assists clients in the merger, sale, or acquisition of assets or equity of businesses, including the application of business and tax principles in assessing the viability and effect of the proposed merger or acquisition.
  • Counsel real estate clients with regards to the acquisition, development, and leasing of commercial, retail, and residential real estate

Courts and Bar Associations

  • Ohio (2002)
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association
  • Member: The Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member: The American Health Lawyers Association

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member: Board of Directors, Quest Foundation
  • Member: The Green Chamber of Commerce
  • Graduate of the 20th Class of Leadership Stark County
  • Past Member: Board of Directors, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, 2016 “20 Young Professionals Under the Age of 40” Award presented by Ystark!, a project of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Listed in Ohio Rising Stars (top lawyers under 40) by Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®

Notable Presentations or Publications

  • “Departing Physicians and Patient Notification”
  • “Business Succession Planning”
  • “Compliance Plan for Healthcare Providers”
  • “Joining an Existing Physician Practice: The Employment Agreement”
  • “Setting Up Your Own Physician Practice”
  • “Heightened Enforcement of Fraud & Abuse Under Healthcare”
  • “Disclosure Requirements for In-Office Imaging Services”
  • “False Claims Act Enforcement”
  • “Red Flag Compliance For Healthcare Providers”
  • “Standard Care Arrangements for CNP’s, CNS’s and CNM’s”
  • “The Basics of Asset Protection for Physicians”
  • “The Future of Health Care”, Contributing Author, MD News Jan-Feb. 2014

Articles Published by Jason F. Haupt

CMS Emergency Rule on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers

On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an emergency regulation (the “CMS Rule”) requiring health care workers in certain health care settings to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. A.  Facilities Subject to the CMS Rule The facilities subject to the […]

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Expansion of the CMS Accelerated and Advance Payment Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In order to increase cash flow to providers of services and suppliers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has expanded its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers for the duration of […]

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

As part of the CARES Act, $100 billion in relief funds were allocated to hospitals and other healthcare providers to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Of this $100 billion, $30 billion is being distributed immediately, with payments arriving via direct deposit as early as […]

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Departing Physicians and Patient Notification

Thanks to changes in the law implemented in 2013, terminating the employment of a physician got a little harder in Ohio.  Health care entities from which a physician’s employment is terminated are now required to notify patients or assist in the notification of patients that the physician’s employment has been […]

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Standard Care Arrangements for CNP’s, CNS’s and CNM’s

FOR CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS, CERTIFIED NURSE SPECIALISTS AND CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIVES IN OHIO by Jason J. Haupt, Esq. What is a Standard Care Arrangement? A Standard Care Arrangement (SCA) is a written agreement between a Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP), Certified Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) or Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) and a collaborating […]

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The Basics of Asset Protection for Physicians

By Jason F. Haupt, Esq. Published in the May/June 2006 issue of the Canton/Akron Edition of MD News Magazine With the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance and the trend by insurance carriers to take an increasingly critical approach to claims that arise in a malpractice setting, physicians are drastically […]

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