Emily Bowles focuses her practice on the representation of health care providers in a range of regulatory and operational matters. She has particular experience working with behavioral health, substance use disorder and developmental services, as well as licensure, compliance, and medical records issues.

Emily Bowles focuses her practice on the representation of health care providers in a range of regulatory and operational matters. She has particular experience working with behavioral health, substance use disorder and developmental services, as well as licensure, compliance, and medical records issues.

While serving with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), Emily oversaw the legal and regulatory functions of the Office of Licensing. In this capacity, she advised the agency on regulatory interpretation, guided the licensure process for a range of behavioral health providers, oversaw licensure issues related to various transactions, advised on the change of ownership application process, and drafted legislative proposals. Emily also served as the office lead for the following regulatory actions implementing major statewide initiatives: Compliance with Virginia's Settlement Agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Amendments to Align the Licensing Regulations with Enhanced Behavioral Health Services, Amendments to Align the Licensing Regulations with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria, Amendments to Align the Children's Residential Regulations with the ASAM Criteria, and Amendments to Align the Children's Residential Regulations with the Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA).

Emily has experience with the Virginia Administrative Process Act (APA), the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Virginia Health Records Privacy Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Emily received her Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond School of Law, where she served as symposium editor for the Richmond Public Interest Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Virginia.