Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

April 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 & Thursday, April 2, 2015

The New York State HIV Advisory Body (HAB) will meet on April 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. and on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, New York.

The HAB is a new advisory body to the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute. It is constituted to serve as a forum to draw from the expertise and experiences of consumers, providers and community members to provide advice on service needs, affected populations and emerging issues related to HIV prevention, health care and supportive services throughout New York State. The HAB will serve to identify and address prevention and health care needs and gaps of HIV infected/affected populations with an emphasis on linkage, retention and viral suppression.

Advisory Body 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.

Anyone seeking further information or wishing to register to attend the meeting should contact the New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Integrated Planning Unit at (518) 473-8484.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Public Health and Health Planning Council will hold a meeting on April 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Meeting Room 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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New York State AIDS Advisory Council will meet from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on April 16 at the New York State Department of Health, 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, conference room 4A/B, New York, NY.

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 contact Tomica Collado-Robinson at (518) 473-2903 or email her at

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) will meet on April 22, 2015from 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 (Please reference DURB Agenda for April 22, 2015).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Advisory (MCHSBG) Council meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Meeting Room 7, Albany.

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 attend 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 no later than Friday, April 10, 2015.

If you wish to attend the meeting, please contact Kimberly Messier at (518) 474-4569 or via email at If you would like to register for public comment, please reply to Ms. Messier, by Friday, April 10, 2015. A photo identification and pre-registration are required to gain access to the meeting.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Empire State Stem Cell Board will hold a Full Board 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 advance notice by 4 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 at (518) 473-1394 or at A photo ID and pre-registration will be required to gain access to the meeting.

You can view a webcast of the meeting at