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Kelly McGee

Practice Area: Health Law, Corporate

Kelly McGee is an Associate in the firm’s Health Law practice group. She has extensive experience in providing services and consultation to individual and institutional healthcare providers with regulatory, compliance, and general business matters.

Prior to joining Donoghue Barrett and Singal, Kelly provided legal counsel to a large Massachusetts-based long-term healthcare company, where she dealt with the regulatory and compliance issues for assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in 30 states.

Professional background

Attorney, Five Star Quality Care, Inc., Newton, MA
Associate Attorney, Archstone Law Group, P.C., Waltham, MA
Attorney, The Elder and Disability Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Legal Intern, Johnson & Aceto, LLP, Boston, MA
Law Clerk, Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, P.C., Boston, MA


Boston College Law School, J.D., 2005, President, Health Law Society, Law Student Representative, Boston Bar Association Health Law Section Steering Committee
Northwestern University, M.A., American literature, 2002
University of Arizona, B.A., magna cum laude, English and History, 1999, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)

Court / bar admissions

Rhode Island
District of Columbia

Service areas

Behavioral health managed care; Clinical trials & research contracting; Contract negotiations; Corporate governance; Mergers & acquisitions; Employment related issues; Financing; Fraud & abuse compliance; Corporate formation; Medical peer review; Regulatory compliance; Physician compensation & financial arrangements; Professional licensure & discipline; State & federal regulatory matters


Ambulatory Care; Elder Care; Home/Hospice Care; Scientific Research; Community Hospitals; Healthcare Technology; Home Healthcare; Hospice; Licensed Clinics; Behavioral Health Managed Care; Physicians; Professional Trade Associations

Professional memberships

Rhode Island Bar Association
Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Health Care Compliance Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association


“Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers,” July 2011

Civic & charitable activities

Fellowship Health Resources: Board of Directors, 2014 to present
Arthritis Foundation: Rhode Island Leadership Council, 2012 to present; Vice Chair, 2014 to present
Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association: Board, 2013 to present
American Heart Association: Little Heart Hero Committee, Southern New England Heart Ball, 2012
Volunteer with inner-city youth, 2009 to 2013

Off the record...

Kelly and her husband love to travel and together have visited England, France, India, and the Caribbean. Favorite escape: snorkeling in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

representative matters

  • assumed primary responsibility for the coordination of applications and supporting documents for the first for-profit hospital conversion approved by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Attorney General
  • drafted healthcare legislation for physician professional association, including tanning facility safety, opioid overdose prevention, health information confidentiality, and “I’m Sorry” legislation
  • advised physician professional association regarding pending legislation and developed position statements about proposed legislation and regulations
  • assisted a hospice and visiting nurse agency through the corporate and regulatory processes required for the affiliation and transfer of ownership of healthcare entities
  • created governance and employment documents required for the establishment and operation of a physician group
  • assisted a hospice and visiting nurse organization with HIPAA compliance protocols
  • worked with a large managed behavioral care organization on drafting and refining provider agreements and policies and procedures
  • assisted physician group clients with mortgage refinancings and the sales of commercial properties



bio pdf


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Helping clients successfully navigate health care regulation

“We count on them for strategic advice beyond our legal needs.”
–VP, assisted living


Giving back to our community


Rhode Island Prohibits Physician Non-Competes


Proposed Rule Modifies 42 CFR Part 2, the…


Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audits Set To Begin


OIG Fraud Alert Warns Doctors That They Will Be…