Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

September 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) will meet on September 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Meeting Room e, Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany.

For further information contact Anthony Merola at (518) 486-3209 or e-mail dur@health.state.ny.us.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The State Trauma Advisory Committee will meet on from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy.

The State Trauma Advisory Committee provides advice to the Commissioner and Department on trauma-related issues. The Committee is comprised of trauma professionals that meet to discuss, problem-solve and research current issues in the trauma system."

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The New York State AIDS Advisory Council will meet from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on September 18, 2014, at Cicatelli Associates, Inc., 505 8th Avenue, Yellow Room, Floor 20, New York, New York.

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

*REVISED 9/4/14

The following is a list of Committees of the Public Health and Health Planning Council that will meet on September 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the New York State Department of Health offices at 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, Rooms 4A & 4B, New York City.

**Videoconferencing will be used for the meeting and the public has the right to attend the meeting at the location listed below:

  • New York State Department of Health Offices at 584 Delaware Avenue, 2nd Floor Training 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 to request accommodations please contact Colleen Leonard at (518) 402-0964 or e-mail PHHPC@health.state.ny.us. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

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 at 10:00 a.m.

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

**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 Establishment and Project Review.

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

Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation

Reviews new and revised regulations relating to medical facility operational and structural standards, including quality of care and the need for the facilities and/or services. Reviews amendments to the State Sanitary Code and other matters referred by the Commissioner. The Codes Committee will also include work of the SHRPC's Fiscal Policy Committee which was charged to review proposed changes to part 86 of the State Hospital Code concerning reimbursement rates for medical facilities.

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

For further assistance, please call Alejandra Diaz at (518) 474-3920.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Committee will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the 875 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.

Emergency medical services for children (EMSC) is a system for the immediate recognition and management of sudden illness and injury in children that embraces the continuum of pediatric emergency medical, trauma, and disaster care, from prevention through rehabilitation, and addresses emergency medical dispatch, prehospital emergency care, in hospital emergency care, and primary, secondary, and tertiary health care. The EMSC Advisory Committee as established in NY Public Health Law Article 30c will convene this quarterly meeting to advise and assist the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services regarding the provision of timely and effective emergency medical services for children.

To attend, please contact Martha Gohlke, EMSC Coordinator at (518) 402-0996 for registration. Registration is mandatory and must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 2014.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education will meet September 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the New York State Department of Health offices at 90 Church Street, Floor 4, Rooms A & B, New York City.

The Council on Graduate Medical Education is an advisory body which provides advice to the Governor and Commissioner of Health on the formulation and implementation of State policies relating to graduate medical education and training. The membership is broadly representative of health professional, hospital and public interests.

Pre-registration is required for this meeting. To be placed on a list of attendees, please contact the New York State, Department of Health, Council on Graduate Medical Education by email at gme@health.ny.gov or by phone at (518) 473-3513.

October 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Bureau of Tobacco Control and The New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board will hold a meeting via videoconference from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the ESP Corning Tower Building, 2876A Conference Room, Albany, NY.

The videoconference may also be viewed at the department's satellite offices located at the following locations:

  • New York City Office Building, 90 Church Street 4th floor CR-D.
  • Rochester Office Building, 295 East Main Street 2nd floor.
  • Buffalo Office Building, 584 Delaware Street 2nd floor.

To attend the meeting at any of the sites, you must pre-register. Please provide Ann Whitfield-Green with advance notice by Monday, October 13, 2014, of your anticipated attendance at any of the sites. She can be reached at (518) 474-1515 or cynthia.whitfield-green@health.ny.gov. She will provide you with further information and directions to the locations.

Seating is limited. Up-to-date photo identification is required for entry into any of the buildings.