Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

July 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The New York State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators will meet in public session at 10:30 a.m. at the Department of Health offices at 875 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 in the Main Conference Room.

A webcast of the meeting may be viewed at

Please contact 518-408-1297 for additional information.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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-C.
  • 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 Thursday, July 9, 2015, of your anticipated attendance at any of the sites. She can be reached at (518) 474-1515 or 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.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The following is a list of Committees of the Public Health and Health Planning Council that will meet on July 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, MeetingRoom 6, Albany.

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.


Charged with addressing the statewide governmental public health infrastructure (including workforce, IT, laboratory and other organizational capacity consistent with the Essential Public Health Functions) and support actions to assure readiness for future public health agency accreditation and public health workforce certification. It will also promote interagency collaborations across government to support a "Health in All Policies" approach by State leadership. These activities would be combined with the current Ad Hoc Prevention Committee of PHC.

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

Please contact Sylvia Pirani at (518) 473-4423 if you have questions.


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 Committee on Public Health.

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


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.


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 Free Standing Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Charity Care.

For further assistance, please call Alejandra Diaz at (518) 402-5914.

The Committee will convene immediately following the Committee on Establishment and Project Review Committee.

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