Meetings, Hearings and Special Events


Wednesday, October 7, 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, Corning Tower, Conference Room 610, Albany, New York.

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.

This is a public meeting with public comment. 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 Thursday, October 1, 2015.

If you wish to attend the meeting, please contact Megan Tyrrell (518) 474-4569 or via email at If you would like to register for public comment, please reply to Ms. Tyrrell, by Thursday, October 1, 2015. A photo identification and pre-registration are required to gain access to the meeting.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

REVISED 9/29/15

The following meetings will convene on Thursday, October 8, 2015:

  • The Public Health and Health Planning Council’s Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Public Health and Health Planning Council’s Committee on Establishment and Project Review will hold a special meeting immediately following the Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation meeting.
  • The Public Health and Health Planning Council will hold a Full Council Meeting immediately following the Special Committee on Establishment and Project Review meeting.

***Videoconferencing will be used for the meeting and the public has the right to attend the meeting at any meeting locations listed below.***

  • 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 Triangle Building, 335 East Main Street, 1st Floor Video Conference Room, Rochester, NY 14604

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 Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The New York State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators will meet in public session at 10:30 a.m. at the Department of Health offices at 875 Central Avenue, in the Main Conference Room, Albany, NY 12206.

A webcast of the meeting may be viewed at

Please contact 518-408-1297 for additional information.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The State Camp Safety Advisory Council will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the New York State Museum, 260 Madison Avenue, meeting room A/B. The meeting room is located downstairs from the main floor of the museum on the concourse-level of the plaza. Albany, N.Y. 12230

Driving directions and parking information are available at

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

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Bureau of Tobacco Control and The New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board will hold a meeting via videoconference from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower Building, Conference Room 2876A, Albany, NY.

The videoconference may also be viewed at the department's satellite offices located at the following locations:

  • New York City Office Building, 90 Church Street 4th floor CR-C.
  • Rochester Office Building, 295 East Main Street 2nd floor.
  • Buffalo Office Building, 584 Delaware Street 2nd floor.

To attend the meeting at any of the sites, you must pre-register. Please provide Ann Whitfield-Green with advance notice by Friday, October 22, 2015, of your anticipated attendance at any of the sites. She can be reached at (518) 474-1515 or She will provide you with further information and directions to the locations.

Seating is limited. Up-to-date photo identification is required for entry into any of the buildings.