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Empire Justice Memo of Support: Ensure Access to Medically Necessary Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

For the past five years, New York’s outdated physical, occupational, and speech thera...

Amy E. Lowenstein

Senior Staff Attorney

Empire Justice Center
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12210

p: (518) 462-6831 f: (518) 935-2852

Amy Lowenstein is a senior staff attorney with the Public Benefits and Health Unit in the Albany office of the Empire Justice Center.  Her work focuses on health law and policy.

Amy works to improve and strengthen public health coverage and services for low-income populations in New York State.  She represents the needs of public health consumers in a variety of settings, including within the state legislature and before state administrative agencies; analyzes legislative and administrative proposals impacting health access and coverage; and provides training and support to community-based organizations throughout the state through in-person trainings, webinars and written health policy updates.

Amy is a member of the New York State Department of Health’s Social Determinants of Health Work Group and Managed Long-Term Care Quality Work Group.  She also serves on the steering committees of Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) and the Coalition to Protect the Rights of New York’s Dually Eligible; co-facilitates HCFANY’s Public Programs Workgroup; and is a member of Medicaid Matters New York’s Managed Care Workgroup.

Prior to joining Empire Justice Center, Amy litigated disability rights and health law cases at Disability Rights New York and New York Legal Assistance Group.  Upon graduation from law school, Amy clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann of the Eastern District of New York.  Amy received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; and her B.A. in history from Wesleyan University. 


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