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Empire Justice Comments on Immediate Needs for Personal Care Services Proposed Regulations

Empire Justice Center supports the overall goal of the proposed regulations to ensure...

Geoffrey Hale

Staff Attorney

Empire Justice Center
Telesca Center for Justice
One West Main Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY  14614 

p: 585-454-5730 f: 585-454-4019

Geoffrey Hale is a Senior Health Law Attorney at the Empire Justice Center, where he has worked since 2009 on legal issues in health, health policy, and disability advocacy.  His health work focuses primarily on Medicaid and Medicare, ensuring access to needed health care through a combination of direct client representation, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation.  Together with co-counsel from the National Health Law Program, he brought federal litigation challenging service limitations in the New York Medicaid program.

In addition to client advocacy, Geoffrey also provides training, legal support, and technical assistance to health advocates throughout New York State and has presented at numerous state-wide conferences on health and disability issues.  He is the lead attorney for Empire Justice in Community Health Advocates, a statewide network of agencies supporting individuals facing difficulties accessing care through their insurance plans for both public and private programs purchased through the New York State of Health Marketplace.

Geoffrey is an active member in a number of state-wide consumer advocate coalitions, including, Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), New York Medicaid Matters, and the Coalition to Protect the Rights of New York’s Dually Eligible (CPRNYDE).  He also works directly with the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help secure the health care needs of New York’s most vulnerable populations.

Geoffrey earned his law degree at the University at Buffalo; he also holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the Johns Hopkins University.

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