Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

April 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

Thursday, April 23, 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.

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 Thursday, April 16, 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.

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