About Tegan

Assistance with a diverse range of health care legal issues

Tegan Kahner assists health care clients with an array of legal issues on a national and international stage. She also has experience with:

  • Criminal litigation
  • Preparing and prosecuting biomedical patent applications
  • Investigating global banking practices
  • Compliance issues and financial fraud on litigation matters
  • Negotiating and drafting corporate governance and commercial contracts

Prior to joining Quarles, Tegan worked in the Bureau of Medical Services (MED) for the United States Department of State as general counsel. She also served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), as a chief of civil/administrative law, chief of military justice and medical law consultant for the Northeast region.

Experience in Action

  • Serving as general counsel to hospital groups of multiple federal government agencies.
  • Advising hospital executive staff in all operational areas, including quality assurance and risk management, health care provider staff issues, worldwide medical clearances, medical evacuation protocols, minors’ rights, family advocacy, mental health and alcohol and drug rehabilitation concerns.
  • Advising health care clients on regulatory compliance with state and federal laws, hospital policies, liability-reducing best practices, responses to congressional inquiries over patient care concerns and the creation of new policies to reimburse state medical license fees.
  • Counseling on the application of federal privacy regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Privacy Act and the Rehabilitation Act to patient privacy.
  • Advising on regulatory standards and management of litigation and policy risk.
  • Providing guidance on employee conduct standards, clinical investigations of health care provider misconduct, disciplinary actions for medical personnel and issues affecting the privileges and practice of medical providers.
  • Representing hospital groups in credentialing and privileging clinical adverse action hearings.
  • Advising on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, surgical informed consent issues, involuntary hospitalizations, subpoenas and disruptive patients.

Professional Recognitions

  • U.S. Department of State “Outstanding” Civilian Performance, 2020-2022
  • Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Medical Law, Company Grade Officer of the Year Award, 2019-2020
  • Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Claims Division & Medical Law sections, Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Awards, 2019 & 2020
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Legal Operations Agency, 2019
  • Air Force Commendation Medal, 2018 & 2020
  • Air Force 30th Space Wing Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Award, 2017

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Year Up, professional mentor, 2019 - present
  • NOW: Regratifying Organization, professional mentor (foster children), 2019 - present
  • Red Cross CPR-Certified Instructor, volunteer, 2019 - present
  • The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, pro bono attorney, 2014 - 2016
  • U.S. Department of Labor, judicial law clerk for Judges Joseph E. Kane and John P. Sellers, III., 2011
  • AmeriCorps Teach for America, high school science teacher, 2006 - 2008
  • North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, legislative intern, 2007


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