Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council (TBISCC)

This Advisory Council was established pursuant to Chapter 196 of the Laws of 1994 and is cited in the Public Health Law (PHL) as Article 27-CC, sections 2740-2744.

In recognition of the intent of New York State to continue to promote the health, safety and welfare of all the citizens of this state, the Department of Health shall develop, promote and encourage quality community-based health care, educational, residential, vocational, rehabilitation, family support and other essential services for persons with traumatic brain injury and their families.

The Council is charged with recommending to the Department long range objectives, goals and priorities. It shall also provide advice on the planning, coordination and development of services needed to meet the needs of persons with traumatic brain injury and their families.

The Council consists of seventeen (17) persons. Non-ex officio members on the Council appointed by the Governor, Senate, and Assembly shall serve for three (3) year terms and may be re-appointed upon the completion of their term.

The Council consists of the following persons or their designees: the Commissioners of Health, People with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Education, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the Executive Director of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.

In addition, the Council consists of the following persons: five persons appointed by the Governor, three of whom shall be persons with traumatic brain injury and two of whom shall be representative of the public and have demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury; two persons appointed by the Temporary President of the Senate, one of whom shall be a person with traumatic brain injury and one of whom shall be representative of the public and have a demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury; two persons appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, one of whom shall be a person with traumatic brain injury and one of whom shall be representative of the public and have demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury; one person appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate who shall be a person with traumatic brain injury or be representative of the public and have a demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury; and one person appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly who shall be a person with traumatic brain injury or be representative of the public and have a demonstrated expertise and interest in traumatic brain injury.

Current membership includes:

  • Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D
  • Edward Devitt
  • Paul Novak
  • Clifford Hymowitz
  • Megan Clothier
  • Brent Feuz
  • Michael Davison
  • Michael Kaplen
  • Maxine Smalling, Office of Mental Health
  • Dennis Barlow, NYS Department of Education
  • Crystal Collins, NYS Justice Center
  • Paul Partridge, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Susan Montgomery, NYS Department of Health

Adopted By-Laws

2022 Council Meeting Dates

Meeting Minutes