Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

January 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Advisory (MCHSBG) Council will be holding a conference call/webinar from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

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 kim.messier@health.ny.gov or faxed to (518) 473-3391 no later than close of business on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

If you wish to participate in the conference call/webinar, please contact Kimberly Messier at (518) 473-7922 or via email at kim.messier@health.ny.gov. If you would like to register for public comment, please reply to Ms. Messier, by close of business on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Pre-registration is required to obtain access information for the conference call/webinar.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - REVISED 1/26/15

The following is a list of Committees of the Public Health and Health Planning Council that will meet on January 29 at 10:30 a.m., at the following locations:

  • 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 the Sturman Conference Room, Wadsworth Center, NYS Department of Health, Empire State Plaza, Albany.
  • New York State Department of Health Offices at 584 Delaware Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Buffalo, NY 14202
  • New York State Department of Health Offices, Triangle Building, 335 East Main Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Rochester, NY 14604

For those attending at the NYC, Buffalo and Rochester locations:: 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 those wishing to attend at the Albany location: for security purposes, anyone wishing to attend the meeting must email prevention@health.state.ny.us 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. Please note the importance of advising staff of your attendance since you will be required to sign in at the OGS Visitors Reception Desk at the base of the Corning Tower as well as the main entrance to the Wadsworth Laboratory. You may send an email to prevention@health.state.ny.us 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.

Joint Meeting of the Public Health Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee to Lead the Prevention Agenda

The Public Health and Health Planning Council's Public Health Committee and its Ad Hoc Committee to Lead the Prevention Agenda will hold a joint meeting on Thursday January 29, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m.

At this meeting, the NYS DOH will provide findings from its review of the one year update on local community health improvement plans submitted by local health departments and hospitals in December 2014 and engage members of the committees in a discussion of how to move forward to support local efforts. An update on the State Health Innovation Plan will also be provided.

You may send an email to prevention@health.state.ny.us for additional information.

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 Joint Meeting of the Public Health Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee to Lead the Prevention Agenda.

Members of the public who will attending the Establishment and Project Review Committee, please note that this meeting will not convene prior to NOON, we ask that you please plan accordingly.

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 Committee on Establishment and Project Review.

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

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Empire State Stem Cell Board will hold a Funding Committee Meeting from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health, Conference Room 4 A/B, 90 Church Street, New York, New York.

*Please note that there will be video-conferencing sites available at the University of Rochester, Orbison Room (1-5421), 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York, and at the University at Buffalo, Room B2-305, 701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York.

To attend the meeting at any site, please provide Barbara Bishop with advance notice by 4 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015. She can be reached at (518) 402-5033 or 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/

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Public Health and Health Planning Council will hold a meeting on February 12, 2015 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.

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.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Minority Health Council will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the New York State Department of Health Offices, 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, Meeting Room 4 A/B, New York, New York.

Please be advised, for security purposes, anyone wishing to attend the meeting must contact Claire Mone at (518) 474-2180 or via email at claire.mone@health.ny.gov 48 hours prior to the meeting date to have their name placed on a list of attendees. In addition, to gain entry to the building meeting attendees must present a photo ID to the security personnel.

For information regarding this meeting, contact the New York State Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention at (518) 474-2180. This meeting will be webcast. The meeting site is handicap accessible.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) will meet on February 26, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Meeting Room 6, 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 February 26, 2015).