Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

September

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Public Health and Health Planning Council will hold the following meetings on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Videoconferencing will be used for the meeting and the public has the right to attend the meeting at any below listed locations.

  • NewYork State Department of Health Offices at 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, RoomsPSC Board Room, NYC (Main meeting site)
  • New York State Department of Health Offices at 584 Delaware Avenue, 2nd Floor VideoConference Room, Buffalo, NY 14202
  • New York State Department of Health Offices, Triangle Building, 335 East Main Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, Rochester, NY 14604
  • New York State Department of Health Offices, Corning Tower, 14th Floor, CR #1, Albany

The Public Health and Health Planning Council's Codes, Regulation and Legislation Committee will convene a Special Meeting at 2:30 p.m.

The Public Health and Health Planning Council will hold a Special Full Council Meeting immediately following the Special Codes, Regulation and Legislation Committee meeting.

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 for observers and participants who require interpretive services, please contact Colleen Leonard at (518) 402-0964 or e-mail colleen.leonard@health.ny.gov. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) will meet on September 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Meeting Room 3, Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany.

For further information please call (518) 486-3209 or e-mail dur@health.ny.gov.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Early Intervention Coordinating Council will be convened for its next quarterly meeting on September 19, 2019. This meeting is open for public attendance. The meeting will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany.

Remote locations to attend the meeting are located at:

  • MARO Operations
    90 Church Street, 4th Floor. Conference room 4D
    New York, NY 10007
  • Rochester Western Region Office
    NYS Department of Health
    335 East Main Street
    Rochester, NY 14604

To attend the meeting, or for further information, please contact Katherine by email at Katherine.Reksc@health.ny.gov or call 518-473-7016.

The meeting will also be webcast at http://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The New York State AIDS Advisory Council will meet from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on September 19, 2019 at Amida Care, Inc. 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, 2nd Floor Boardroom, New York, NY 10122.

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 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 call (518) 473-2903 or email aac@health.ny.gov

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Review Panel (MMCARP) will meet via conference call originating from the offices of the NYS Department of Health in Albany. The call will take place from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

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.

Friday, September 20, 2019 (Albany)

  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza.

The New York State Department of Health (Department) has announced the following meeting dates for public stakeholder engagement sessions to inform a Department study that will examine how staffing enhancements, and other initiatives, can be used to improve patient safety, and the quality of healthcare service delivery, in hospitals and nursing homes

Please RSVP at health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

Background and Additional Information

The 2019-20 enacted New York State Budget directed the Department to conduct a study, which examines how staffing enhancements and other initiatives can be used to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare service delivery in hospitals and nursing homes. The legislation also directed the Department to analyze the range of potential fiscal impacts of staffing levels, as well as other staffing enhancement strategies, and patient quality improvement initiatives.

The Department will schedule two Staffing Study meetings to hear testimony related to staffing enhancements in hospitals and nursing homes. The first meeting will be September 20, 2019 in Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza, in Albany. The second meeting will be October 22, 2019, Meeting Room A/B, 4th Floor, 90 Church Street, New York City.

The morning session of each meeting will be reserved for invited expert testimony. Following the completion of expert testimony, the general public will have the opportunity to present testimony. Public testimony will be limited to no more than five minutes, however, written testimony, or other pertinent materials, may be submitted to the Department electronically at the health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

This meeting will be open to the public and webcast. Webcasts are viewable on the day of the event at https://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting and/or provide stakeholder, or public, testimony must respond to health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov to have their name placed on the list of attendees. New York City Meeting attendees must present photo identification for access to the building.

Inquiries may also be sent to: health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The following is a list of Committees of the Public Health and Health Planning Council that will meet on September 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the New York State Department of PublicService Commission Offices located at 90Church Street, 4th Floor Board Room, NYC.

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.

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 for observers and participants who require interpretive services, please contact Colleen Leonard at (518) 402-0964 or e-mail colleen.leonard@health.ny.gov. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

October

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Council will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Health offices located at 875 Central Ave, Albany.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Grace Thomas at (518) 402-0964 or e-mail CCRC@health.ny.gov.

Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted prior to the meeting at: https://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/long_term_care/retirement_communities/continuing_care/meetings.htm.

A webcast of the meeting may be viewed at: http://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (New York City)

  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in Meeting Room 4 A/B, 90 Church Street.

The New York State Department of Health (Department) has announced the following meeting dates for public stakeholder engagement sessions to inform a Department study that will examine how staffing enhancements, and other initiatives, can be used to improve patient safety, and the quality of healthcare service delivery, in hospitals and nursing homes

Please RSVP at health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

Background and Additional Information

The 2019-20 enacted New York State Budget directed the Department to conduct a study, which examines how staffing enhancements and other initiatives can be used to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare service delivery in hospitals and nursing homes. The legislation also directed the Department to analyze the range of potential fiscal impacts of staffing levels, as well as other staffing enhancement strategies, and patient quality improvement initiatives.

The Department will schedule two Staffing Study meetings to hear testimony related to staffing enhancements in hospitals and nursing homes. The first meeting will be September 20, 2019 in Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza, in Albany. The second meeting will be October 22, 2019, Meeting Room A/B, 4th Floor, 90 Church Street, New York City.

The morning session of each meeting will be reserved for invited expert testimony. Following the completion of expert testimony, the general public will have the opportunity to present testimony. Public testimony will be limited to no more than five minutes, however, written testimony, or other pertinent materials, may be submitted to the Department electronically at the health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

This meeting will be open to the public and webcast. Webcasts are viewable on the day of the event at https://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting and/or provide stakeholder, or public, testimony must respond to health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov to have their name placed on the list of attendees. New York City Meeting attendees must present photo identification for access to the building.

Inquiries may also be sent to: health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.