Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

April 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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 Room2876A, 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 3rd 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 7, 2016, 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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Public Health and Health Planning Council’s Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Meeting Room 6, Albany.

The Public Health and Health Planning Council will hold its Full Council Meeting immediately following the Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation meeting 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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 & Thursday, April 21, 2016

The New York State HIV Advisory Body (HAB) will meet on April 20 at 10:30 a.m. and on April 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel, Rockwell Ballroom Manhattan NYC, 371 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

The HAB is an 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 serves 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. Membership is representative of individuals living with HIV, 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, Office of Planning and Community Affairs at (518) 473-8484.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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

Driving directions and parking information are available at

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) will meet on April 27, 2016, 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 27th, 2016).

May 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The next meeting of the State Trauma Advisory Committee will be on May 5, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy.

The State Trauma Advisory Committee provides advice to the Commissioner and Department on trauma-related issues. The Committee is comprised of trauma professionals that meet to discuss, problem-solve and research current issues in the trauma system.

For questions, please call Lee Burns at (518) 402-0996 or email

Please see attached agenda

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Empire State Stem Cell Board will hold a Full Board Meeting from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 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 in Rochester and Buffalo, New York, at locations to be announced.

To attend the meeting at any site, please provide advance notice by 4 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016 at (518) 473-1394 or at A photo ID and pre-registration will be required to gain access to the meeting. Seating will be limited.

You can view a webcast of the meeting at