Ralph W. Barbier: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Ralph W. Barbier

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Health Law
  • Health Care
  • Legislative & Regulatory
University University of South Carolina, B.S., 1990
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1994
Admitted1994, South Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships

•American Health Lawyers Association
•South Carolina Bar
•National Health Lawyers Association/American Academy of Health Care Attorneys


Ralph Barbier practices in the health care area. He regularly advises hospitals and physicians on projects requiring certificate of need, exemption or non-applicability determinations from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. His scope of practice also includes advising hospital boards, administration, and medical staff leadership on physician credentialing and peer review issues, including investigations and the fair hearing process. He also focuses on state health licensing issues and compliance/fraud and abuse investigations.

Ralph received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was Research Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and a member of the John Belton O'Neill Inns of Court. He also received a degree in finance from the University of South Carolina.


Best Lawyers in America since 2011
•Recognized as Best Lawyers in America - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year - Columbia, 2013
•Leadership Columbia Graduate

Speaking & Writing

Related Events
The New Relationship Between the Medical Staff & Physician Employment
December 12, 2013


Speaker, Legal Trends in Hospital Credentialing and Peer Review, South Carolina Medical Association's Seventh Annual Health Law Symposium, February 2013

Speaker, Third Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, March 2010, Charlotte, NC

Make the Most of Protecting Your Quality and Safety Information, South Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Hospital Risk Managers, May 2009


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Ralph W. Barbier

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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