Attorney Allen Killworth helps hospitals and health care facilities navigate federal and state regulatory issues. Health care providers seek his counsel on a variety of survey, certification, and licensure issues. Allen helps clients prepare for and respond to surveys, drafts plans of correction, and appeals adverse determinations.

Clients also look to Allen for advice on provider enrollment and regulatory issues related to initial organization, changes of ownership, and mergers and acquisitions of health care entities. Additionally, he assists providers with a wide range of HIPAA privacy and security issues, including full and focused audits, breach investigations, assistance with OCR compliance investigations, policy drafting and implementation, and workforce training.

Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Allen was a health care partner at an Ohio law firm. Previously, he served as a staff attorney at a large health system in Southwest Ohio.

Focus Areas


  • Reviewed the HIPAA policies of two regional health plans to ensure continued compliance with relative state laws. These regional health plans were part of a national health plan’s portfolio and also required compliance with the national plan’s policies on HIPAA privacy, security, and breaches.
  • Drafted a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1135 waiver request for modifications to federal rules in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency for Ohio hospitals. Allen also assisted several health systems in specific requests tailored to their operations.
  • Provided 24/7 support to a health system responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Allen advised the system on federal and state regulations, including waivers issued as a result of the public health emergency declaration. He also provided advice on staffing, compensation, quality, and patient care issues, as well as expanding telehealth abilities and related reimbursement issues.
  • Assisted in the development of a state-wide database for health care information reports, including the creation of policies and agreements and compliance with regulatory requirements (including HIPAA). Allen also worked to revise protocols for state-to-state relationships, the sharing of data, and related data sharing agreements.
  • Drafted a unique school district-hospital agreement to provide educational opportunities to high school students.
  • Served as lead counsel in the acquisition of a nonprofit health system by a health corporation, negotiating the transaction, drafting all corporate documents, conducting a due diligence review, and completing all regulatory filings.
  • Assisted a large health system with the system-wide implementation of an electronic health records (EHR) system, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, HIPAA security, and continuity of patient care.


  • Chambers USA: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business: OhioHealth Care, "Leader in Their Field" (2016 to 2024); "Up and Coming" (2014, 2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Health Care Law (2012 to 2024); "Lawyer of the Year" (2024)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers: Health Care (2013 to 2016)
  • Ohio Rising Stars: Health Care (2006 to 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)



  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 1997)
  • Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1994)

Bar Admissions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Health Law Association
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys





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