Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

December 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Advisory (MCHSBG) Council will be holding a conference call/webinar from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Department in the administration of funds under Title V of the Social Security Act, also known as the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant and assists the Department to fulfill Title V requirements for public input. New York's Title V program employs strategies to identify the need for various levels and types of services for pregnant women, mothers, infants and children, including children with special health care needs.

Oral comments may not exceed 10 minutes and should be accompanied by two written summaries of the comments. Written testimony by persons unable to participate is also welcome and will be read into the record. All testimony (oral or written) should begin with the individual's name, affiliation (if applicable), and city/town of residence and be submitted to or faxed to (518) 473-3391 no later than close of business on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

If you wish to participate in the conference call/webinar, please contact Kimberly Messier at (518) 473-7922 or via email at If you would like to register for public

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Public Health and Health Planning Council's Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation will hold a meeting on December 4, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. at the Century House, 997 New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham, New York 12110, Main Ball Room.

The Committee on Establishment and Project Review will hold a Special Meeting immediately following the Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation.

The Committee on Establishment and Project Review will hold a Special Meeting immediately following the Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations 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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council (TBISCC) will meet from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 99 Washington Avenue, One Commerce Plaza on Floor 13, Executive Conference Room, Albany.

The TBISCC is charged with recommending to the Department of Health long range objectives, goals and priorities. It shall also provide advice on the planning, coordination and development of services needed to meet the needs of persons with traumatic brain injury and their families.

To participate via phone, please call:
Local: 518-549-0500 or Toll Free: 1-844-633-8697
Meeting ID Number: 642 472 106

For planning purposes, the Department requests that anyone interested in attending the meeting to please contact Dawn Wiese at (518) 474-5271 or e-mail

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Review Panel (MMCARP) will meet via conference call originating from the offices of the New York State 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.