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Margaret A. Keavney

Margaret A. Keavney, Esq., is a Member of the firm Keavney and Streger. Margaret has been involved in EMS since 1981 and has practiced law since 1993 She focuses her practice on the needs of healthcare providers and agencies, specifically for the EMS industry. Her practice includes healthcare regulatory compliance, reimbursement and payment issues, contract and RFP support, employment issues, provider licensure and credentialing, organizational governance, and support of civil and criminal litigation. 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.


  • Louisiana – 1993
  • New Jersey – 2002
  • District of New Jersey – 2002


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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