Mark R.

New York State Regulatory & Government Relations



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About Mark

Mark R. Ustin is a regulatory lawyer and lobbyist with extensive experience assisting healthcare entities in navigating the complicated statutory, regulatory, and policy landscape surrounding healthcare delivery and payment. Mark assists clients in promoting and responding to key legislation and regulation impacting their interests and has steered clients through state processes to secure millions of dollars in government grants and other funding streams.

He has represented a broad array of healthcare clients across the country, including academic medical centers, community hospitals, critical access hospitals, federally qualified health centers, physician practices, nursing homes, assisted living providers, home health agencies, behavioral health providers, developmental disability service providers, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical and other life science companies.

Mark provides regulatory counsel and strategic business advice on everything from complex business transactions to the day-to-day concerns faced by participants in the healthcare sector. Mark also regularly represents clients before New York state government, particularly including the Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as well as the New York State Legislature and the Governor’s Office.

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  • Fordham University
  • St. John’s University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • St. Catherine's Center for Children, Capital Region & Hudson Valley, Board Vice President

Articles & Advisories

Retail health care is changing fast, but New York isn’t

“Retail clinic usage higher in NY than in other states” captured a key point that is frequently missing in the health…

May 14, 2019

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The Berger Prescription – On Demand Podcast

Mark Ustin, partner at Farrell Fritz, was on the Capitol Confidential podcast to discuss the Berger Commission. Ustin, former general…

August 30, 2018

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Should Hospitals Continue to Maintain Their Own Data Centers?

Physical data centers, whether located on campus or attached to local networks, typically have higher performance speeds. This is helpful…

August 12, 2019

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How to Find Strong Public Interest Law Programs

Law school hopefuls who dream of using their legal degree to not only help clients, but also benefit society should look…

July 30, 2019

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The Capitol Pressroom’s “Drug Take Back” Segment

Last year, the state legislature passed legislation to have drug manufacturers develop plans to safely take back unused medications. The…

July 11, 2019

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A measles travel ban? Health officials have considered stopping infected travelers from flying

With measles cases in the U.S. at their highest level in a quarter century and continuing to rise, health officials have pondered…

May 28, 2019

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Anti-Vaccination Advocates: First Amendment, Religious Rights Under Attack

Anti-vaccination advocates rallied in Albany on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers for more support. Those at the protest at the Capitol…

May 15, 2019

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Budget creates panel to advise on CDPAP overhaul

The state has inserted some flexibility in its plan to consolidate hundreds of non-profits that route Medicaid payments to caretakers of more…

April 10, 2019

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Healthcare Industry Transformation Drives Need for a Place at the Regulatory Table

The past decade has seen a radical reimagining of the health care industry in New York and around the nation—a…

June 29, 2018

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Farrell Fritz opens Albany office just steps from the Capitol

Law firm expands with focus on regulatory and government relations. Farrell Fritz, the law firm headquartered in Uniondale, has launched…

May 02, 2018

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Press Releases

Farrell Fritz Launches Regulatory & Government Relations Practice Group; New Albany Office Highlights Firm’s Expansion to Capital District Market

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that it has launched a New York State Regulatory & Government Relations Practice Group,…

March 19, 2018

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