Margaret A. Keavney, JD, MHA, is a Principal at EMSaegis, LLC. Margaret has been involved in EMS since 1981 in numerous capacities, including as an EMT, Paramedic, attorney, and agency leader. She is experienced in all aspects of EMS systems, including leadership and management, human resources, regulatory compliance, reimbursement, employment issues, contracting, licensure, and organizational governance. She is also a NAAC Certified Ambulance Compliance Officer.
Prior to leaving for law school in 1989, Ms. Keavney worked as a paramedic at several New Jersey hospitals, and volunteered as an EMT on Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad, starting out as a cadet. Margaret has also worked as an EMT providing non-emergency transports and event standbys.
Margaret obtained her Juris Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (Health Systems Management) from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has represented healthcare entities, providers, and health plans for more than 25 years.
Margaret served for six years as the legal member of the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services Panel of Commissioners, evaluating applicants and approving accreditation of agencies.
Whether as a teaching assistant in graduate school health law classes, an instructor in basic EMT classes, or lecturing at EMS and legal conferences, Margaret enjoys teaching and leading discussions on the science and law of medicine, health care, and leadership.
Locally, Margaret is a longtime member of the Board of Directors for the Medical Transportation Association of New Jersey, advocating for the interests of all licensed ambulance and Mobility Assistance Vehicles providers in the state.
NJ OEMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Community
Hill-Rom Graduate Management Essay Competition (2nd Place)
Semifinalist in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition
AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Medical Transportation Association of New Jersey
National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
New Jersey Commissioner’s Advisory Council on EMS (alt)
New Jersey EMS Council Safety Subcommittee
New Jersey EMT Training Fund Advisory Council
Wills for Heroes
PAST AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Board Member – Medical Transportation Association of New Jersey
Commission on Accreditation on Ambulance Services – Member, Panel of Commissioners
American Ambulance Association Ethics Committee
Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans
American College of Health Care Executives
American Health Lawyers Association
Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys
New Jersey State Bar Association – Health Law Section, Elder Law Section
Former Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic
National EMS Managers Association (NEMSMA)
Medical Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Bar Association Joint Task Force on End of Life Care in New Jersey
New Jersey Steering Committee for Practitioner’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Contributing Editor: Medical Legal Lessons