Meetings, Hearings and Special Events


Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Review Panel (MMCARP) will meet via conference call originating from the offices of the NYS Department of Health in Albany. The call will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This advisory panel was created by Chapter 649 of the Laws of 1996 to monitor enrollment of Medicaid recipients in managed care plans and ensure access to care in these health care delivery systems.

Members of the public interested in participating will be able to do so by pre-arrangement. Please contact the Bureau of Program Implementation and Enrollment at (518) 473-1134 for more information.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Funding Committee of the Empire State Stem Cell Board will meet on December 5, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Department of Health offices, 4th Floor, Conference Room 4 A/B, at 90 Church Street, New York, New York.

Video conferencing sites will be available at:

  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, OPI Conference Room, Bldg. ASB, Room 165, 143 Carlton Street, Buffalo, NY.
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, Del Monte Bldg., G11112, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY.

To attend the meeting, please provide advance notice to by 3 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2016. Notice may also be provided by calling (518) 474-7002.

A photo ID and pre-registration will be required to gain access to the meeting.

A live webcast of the meeting ( is available. The webcast will also be available after the meeting (

Thursday, December 8, 2016

REVISED * The Public Health and Health Planning Council's Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation will hold a meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 9:30a.m. at the below locations.

*The Public Health and Health Planning Council's Committee on Establishment and Project Review will hold a Special Meeting immediately following the Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation meeting at the below locations.

*The Public Health and Health Planning Council will hold its Full Council Meeting immediately following the Committee on Establishment and Project Review Special Meeting at the below locations:

***Videoconferencing will be used for the meeting and the public has the right to attend the meeting at both meeting locations listed below.***

  • New York State Department of Health offices at 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, Rooms 4A and 4B, NYC
  • New York State Department of Health Offices at 584 Delaware Avenue, 3rd Floor Video Conference Room, Buffalo, NY 14202

For the convenience of the public, to expedite access through building security, it is suggested that anyone wishing to attend the meeting call Ms.Colleen Leonard's office at (518)402-0964 to have their name placed on a list of attendees. For entry to the building, meeting attendees additionally must present a photo ID to the security personnel. You may contact Ms. Leonard for additional information.

For questions about accessibility or for observers and participants who require interpretive services, please contact Colleen Leonard at (518) 402-0964 or e-mail Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Early Intervention Coordinating Council will be convened for its next quarterly meeting on December 8. It will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY.

This meeting will be webcast and available to view on the following link:

The Early Intervention Coordinating Council is established in Public Health Law to advise and assist the NYS Department of Health as lead state agency for the Early Intervention Program which provides services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

For more information, please call the Bureau of Early Intervention at 518-473-7016.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The New York State Medicaid Evidence Based Benefit Review Advisory Committee (EBBRAC) will meet on December 15, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Meeting Room 1, Albany, New York.

The EBBRAC will be reviewing the current scientific research/evidence and making a recommendation regarding Medicaid coverage on the topics of implantable infusion pumps for non-cancer pain, Belviq®and digital breast tomosynthesis.

For meeting documents and information on addressing the EBBRAC during the public presentation period, please see the information at the following link:

Interested parties must notify the Department of Health by December 1, 2016 of their request to address the EBBRAC in person during the public presentation period.

Anyone seeking further information on the meeting should contact the New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs, Bureau of Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Policy at (518) 473-2160.