PHHPC Standing Committee Membership

Committee On Codes, Regulations and Legislation

Reviews new or 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 medical facility rates of Reimbursement.

Number: 9

  • CHAIR – Angel Gutierrrez, M.D.
  • VICE CHAIR – John Palmer, Ph.D.
  • Jodumutt Bhat, M.D.
  • Kathleen Carver-Cheney
  • Michael Fassler
  • Kim Fine
  • Thomas Holt
  • John Rugge, M.D.
  • Patsy Yang, Dr.P.H.

Committee On Establishment and Project Review

Responsible for reviewing the CON applications involving construction, service changes or establishment, and transfers of ownership.

Number: 13

  • CHAIR – Jeffrey Kraut
  • VICE CHAIR – Christopher Booth
  • Howard Berliner
  • Lawrence Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.M.
  • Michael Fassler
  • Gary Kalkut, M.D.
  • Ellen Grant, Ph.D.
  • Angel Gutierrrez, M.D.
  • Victoria G. Hines
  • Arthur Levin
  • Glenn Martin, M.D
  • Peter Robinson
  • Anderson Torres, Ph.D.

Committee On Public Health

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.

Number: 12

  • CHAIR – Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D.
  • VICE CHAIR – Anderson Torres, Ph.D.
  • Christopher Booth
  • Lawrence Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.M.
  • Kim Fine
  • Carla Boutin-Foster, M.D
  • Angel Gutierrrez, M.D.
  • Victoria G. Hines
  • Arthur Levin
  • Ellen Rautenberg
  • Theodore Strange, M.D.
  • Patsy Yang, Dr.P.H.

Committee On Health Planning

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 whose responsibilities were to develop and review appropriateness standards (Part 708) for various services. The Committee evaluates high technology equipment, and advises the Council on such specialized services as organ transplants. The Committee will also take into consideration matters relative to the collaboration with the Rural Health Council. The Committee will also handle matters that were 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 is an underpinning to health care delivery and supports health care stakeholders. Advise the DOH on health information policy relevant to health care stakeholders.

Number: 13

  • CHAIR – John Rugge, M.D.
  • VICE CHAIR – Ellen Grant, Ph.D.
  • Howard Berliner
  • Christopher Booth
  • Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D.
  • Kathleen Carver-Cheney
  • Michael Fassler
  • Jeffrey Kraut
  • Arthur Levin
  • Glenn Martin, M.D.
  • John Palmer, Ph.D.
  • Ellen Rautenberg
  • Peter Robinson

Committee On Health Personnel and Interprofessional Relations

Pursuant to 2801-b of the Public Health Law, the Council also considers verified complaints submitted by physicians, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, and licensed midwives whose hospital privileges have been terminated, suspended or denied.

Number: 4

  • CHAIR- Jodumutt Bhat, M.D.
  • VICE CHAIR – Ellen Grant, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Carver-Cheney
  • Thomas Holt

Ad Hoc Committee to Lead the State Health Improvement Plan

The Public Health Committee of PHHPC has established an Ad Hoc Committee to oversee the development of the next state health improvement plan. The current state health department five year plan, the Prevention Agenda toward the Healthiest State, ends in 2012.

The new five year plan will make an assessment of the current health status of the state's residents, describe progress to date in meeting the Prevention Agenda objectives, identify the state's public health priorities for the next five year period and describe evidence based strategies that the state and communities will pursue to address the priorities.

Members of the new Ad Hoc Committee include PHHPC Public Health Committee members and public health stakeholders.

  • CHAIR- Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D.
  • Carla Boutin-Foster, M.D
  • Angel Gutierrrez, M.D.
  • Victoria G. Hines
  • Ellen Rautenberg
  • Patsy Yang, Dr.P.H.
  • Samuel Arce, MD
  • Ann Morse Abdella
  • Lloyd Bishop
  • Kate Breslin
  • Alvaro Carrascal, MD
  • Christina Chang
  • Patricia Clancy
  • Kira Geraci Ciardullo, MD
  • Kevin Jobin-Davis
  • Renee Gecsedi
  • Raymond Goldsteen
  • Jean Hudson, MD
  • Cheryl Hunter-Grant
  • James Knickman
  • Paul Macielak
  • Laurel Pickering
  • Kyu Rhee, MD
  • Elizabeth Swain
  • Linda Wagner
  • Sue Ellen Wagner
  • Susan Waltman
  • Judy Wessler