Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

October 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The State Camp Safety Advisory Council will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the New York State Museum, 260 Madison Avenue, in conference room A/B, Albany, N.Y. 12230.

The meeting room is located downstairs from the main floor of the museum on the concourse-level of the plaza. Driving directions and parking information are available at http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/information/general/muswhere.html.

Please contact Jim Maurer at (518) 402-7600 if you have any questions.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Empire State Stem Cell Board will hold a Full Board Meeting from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Department of Health Offices, in the 4th floor conference room, at 90 Church Street, New York, New York.

An additional site for this meeting will be Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Carlton House - Room 417, Buffalo, New York.

To attend the meeting, please provide Ms. Barbara Bishop with advance notice by 4pm on Thursday, October 30, 2014. She can be reached at (518) 474-7002 or at barbara.bishop@health.ny.gov. A photo ID and pre-registration will be required to gain access to the meeting.

View a webcast of the meeting at http://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/.

November 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The following is a list of Committees of the Public Health and Health Planning Council that will meet on November 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Meeting Room 6, Albany.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Colleen Leonard at (518) 402-0964 or e-mail PHHPC@health.ny.gov. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH PLANNING

The Health Planning Committee advises the Council on need-methodologies, health facility plans, and emerging health care issues. Monitors major health care initiatives and advises the Council on progress and/or problems. The Committee will also include functions from the SHPRC's Committee on Major Medical Equipment and Appropriateness Review in the evaluation of high technology equipment, and specialized services such as organ transplants. The Committee will also take into consider rural health matters in collaboration with the Rural Health Council. The Committee will also handle matters formerly considered under the SHPRC's Information Systems Review Committee whose general purpose was to advance a framework for CON to ensure interoperable health information technology as an underpinning to health care delivery.

The Committee will convene at 10:00 a.m.

For further assistance you can contact Karen Madden at (518) 402-0935.

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON FREESTANDING AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS AND CHARITY CARE

The Committee is to examine the factors affecting the level of charity care being provided by freestanding ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), including those that cause some ASC operators to fall significantly short of their charity care targets. The Committee is also to consider alternatives to the direct provision of charity care by freestanding ASCs which may nevertheless expand access to services by uninsured clients and others dependent on uncompensated care.

The Committee will convene immediately following the Committee on Health Planning.

Please contact Colleen Leonard or Lisa Thomson at (518) 402-0964 if you have questions.

COMMITTEE ON ESTABLISHMENT AND PROJECT REVIEW

Responsible for reviewing the CON applications involving construction, service changes, establishment, and transfers of ownership. Reviews the establishment of fundraisers, corporate name changes, and changes in certificates of incorporation.

The Committee will convene immediately following the Ad Hoc Committee on Free Standing Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Charity Care.

Please contact Colleen Leonard or Lisa Thomson at (518) 402-0964 if you have questions.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) will meet on November 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Meeting Room 3, Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany.

For further information contact Anthony Merola at (518) 486-3209 or e-mail dur@health.ny.gov (Please reference DURB Agenda for November 20, 2014).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The New York State AIDS Advisory Council will meet November 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on at the New York State Department of Health, 90 Church Street, floor 4. Conference Room 4A/B, New York, NY.

The New York State AIDS Advisory Council (AAC) was created in 1983 by Public Health Law, Article 27-E, Section 2778. The AIDS Institute was also created also by Article 27-E of the Public Health Law, Section 2276. The Council consists of 17 representatives from the public, educational and medical communities, local health departments and nonprofit organizations, including the advocacy and service community.

If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact Tomica Collado-Robinson at (518) 473-2903 or email her at Tomica.collado@health.ny.gov

Friday, November 21, 2014

Applicant Conference - The Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York will hold an Applicant Conference regarding the Capital Restructuring Financing Program on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Meeting Room 6, Albany.

For planning purposes, the Department is requesting that anyone wishing to attend the meeting, e-mail CRFP@health.ny.gov with the subject line: “November 21, 2014 CRFP Meeting Attendance” and provide a list of persons attending the conference.

This meeting can also be viewed via live webcast at the following site: https://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/

A recording of the webcast will be available no later than seven days after the meeting for a minimum of 30 days and then a copy will be retained in the Department for four months.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please call at (518) 402-0953 or e-mail CRFP@health.ny.gov. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

December 2014

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 Public Health and Health Planning Council will hold a Full Council 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 PHHPC@health.ny.gov. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.