Ken Lehman is a shareholder in Bernstein Shur’s Litigation Group and he co-chairs the firm’s Health Care Group. Ken has practiced health care law for more than 35 years. He is a former Maine Assistant Attorney General where he had responsibility for cases before Maine’s professional licensure boards that license physicians and PAs, nurses and nurse practitioners, dentists, psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, chiropractors, and other health care providers.
He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2001 for his work as a health care attorney, and Best Lawyers has also listed him for many years for his work as an administrative and regulatory attorney in Maine.
Ken concentrates his law practice on advising and defending health care providers regarding a wide range of issues that arise in health care practices, including: quality of care; ethics and professional conduct; licensure complaints and grievances; challenging patient care issues; confidentiality and HIPAA compliance; substance use disorder; prescribing controlled substances; medication assisted opioid treatment; mandated reporting and duty to warn; regulatory compliance; and many other day-to-day practice and licensure issues. He regularly counsels and provides defense for individual health care providers, for FQHCs and other clinics, for licensed mental health, substance treatment, social service and other agencies, and for institutions. Ken also represents other non-health care professionals and organizations in licensure cases and regulatory matters before State agencies.