Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

April 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 & Thursday, April 24, 2014

The New York State HIV Prevention Planning Group (PPG) will meet on April 23 at 10:30 a.m. and on April 24 at 9:00 a.m. at the Albany Hilton, State Street and Lodge Street, Albany.

The PPG assists the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute in identifying priority jurisdictional HIV/AIDS prevention needs and in planning culturally appropriate, scientifically sound HIV prevention services that address those needs at the community level. Planning Group members represent all geographical areas of the State, and all walks of life. They include HIV-infected individuals, others who have been or may be affected by the epidemic, as well as HIV/AIDS service providers, technical experts, and representatives of government agencies.

For further information or if you wish to register to attend the meeting, please contact the New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Division of Prevention, Prevention Planning Unit at (518) 473-8484.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) will meet on April 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany.

For further information contact Anthony Merola at (518) 486-3209 or e-mail, (Please reference DURB Agenda for April 24, 2014).

Thursday, April 24, 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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The State Camp Safety Advisory Council will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Albany, School of Public Health (SPH), One University Place, George Education Center, Room 110A, Rensselaer, 12144.

Driving directions and a campus map for the School of Public Health are available at:

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

May 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Health Research Science Board's Committee on Program Needs and Evaluation will hold a meeting on Monday, May 5 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the New York State Department of Health's David Axelrod Institute, 120 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. The Board solicits, receives and reviews applications for awards from the Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board on award processes and on program areas that merit New York State support.

To attend the meeting, please contact staff at (518) 474-7002 or no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2 to be placed on the attendee list. A photo ID and pre-registration are both required to gain access to the meeting. Space is limited.

The link below will give access to an audio recording of the meeting. The link will become active within two business days following the live meeting.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pursuant to the State Environment Quality Review Act ("SEQRA"), The New York State Department of Health, as Lead Agency, will hold a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) pertaining to the Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan (JHL) Replacement Nursing Home Facility. The meeting will be held on May 7 & May 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at P.S. 163, located at 163 West 97th Street, New York, New York 10025.

The purpose of the public hearing is to allow all involved and interested agencies and members of the public an opportunity to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

The Notice of Completion of the DEIS, the Notice of Public Hearing, and the DEIS may be viewed on DOH's website at:

Copies of the DEIS can be obtained via a written request to the contact person or at the public hearing. Written comments on the DEIS may be sent to the contact person and will be accepted for a period of ten calendar days following the close of the Public Hearing.

For further information, please contact: Charles P. Abel, Director, Division of Health Facility Planning, New York State Department of Health, Room 1805, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237. E-mail:, Telephone: (518) 402-0967, Fax: (518) 402-0971.

**Written comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) will be accepted for a period of ten calendar days following the close of the public hearing.**

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The State Trauma Advisory Committee will meet on May 8, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 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.