Gerald C. Canaan, II

Gerald C. Canaan, II: Attorney with Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C.


Jerry Canaan is a director with the firm and focuses on administrative law, regulatory affairs and the licensing of health care providers. He represents individual providers, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmacies, and long-term care facilities with compliance and licensing matters before State and Federal agencies. As a result, he has significant experience with the Board of Medicine, Board of Dentistry, Board of Long-Term Care Administrators, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Nursing and other Boards under the Virginia Department of Health Professions as well as the HHS Office for Civil Rights, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and other Federal agencies.

He also provides compliance and risk management advice to health care providers with a special emphasis on government investigations and inspections; audits; reporting requirements under State and Federal law; reimbursement disputes; HIPAA; pain management regulations; provider disputes with managed care entities; and privileging/credentialing disputes.

Mr. Canaan has handled investigations involving compounding pharmacies; patient deaths; birth injuries; medication administration errors; billing/coding; operating room fires; false positive lab results; pain management; proper prescribing; adverse office sedation and anesthesia events; TMJ; dental implants; nerve damage; orthognathic surgery; orthodontics; prosthodontics; endodontics; periodontics; and many others. He has also defended facilities and providers in malpractice litigation and appeared before the Virginia General Assembly regarding all types of health care legislation.

Mr. Canaan frequently lectures on recent legislative actions, case law developments, and risk management strategies to avoid civil litigation or licensing investigations.

Additionally, Mr. Canaan has co-authored, "To Err is Human, But Not Inevitable", Plastic Surgery Practice (November 2008 co-authored with W. Scott Johnson, Esq. and Karah L. Jones) and "How Can Jurors Help Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons?",, OMC381 (November 2008 co-authored with W. Scott Johnson, Esq.).


Virginia State Bar

Virginia Bar Association (member, Health Law Section)

American Health Lawyers Association

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Administrative Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Government Affairs
  • State Legislative Practice
  • State Legislative Lobbying

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(804) 967-9604  Phone
(804) 967-9888  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 72050, Glen Allen, VA 23060
University Attended:
Virginia Tech, B.A.
Law School Attended:
T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1991, Virginia
Payment Information:

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    • Recommended 4.3/5.0 Rated on 06/07/12 in Professional Liability.

      Jerry is expensive, but he negotiated a fixed price instead of the scary hourly rates. He did a great job for me. I appreciated the time he took to prepare my little case, as if it was a major case for him. He did his preparation, and as napoleon sa... Read more

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      Jerry is expensive, but he negotiated a fixed price instead of the scary hourly rates. He did a great job for me. I appreciated the time he took to prepare my little case, as if it was a major case for him. He did his preparation, and as napoleon said, battles are won in the planning stage. He is a very intelligent, and kind lawyer. I paid out of pocket and wish he were there to help me in every state. Read less

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