Meetings, Hearings and Special Events

September

Friday, September 20, 2019 (Albany)

  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza.

The New York State Department of Health (Department) has announced the following meeting dates for public stakeholder engagement sessions to inform a Department study that will examine how staffing enhancements, and other initiatives, can be used to improve patient safety, and the quality of healthcare service delivery, in hospitals and nursing homes

Please RSVP at health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

Background and Additional Information

The 2019-20 enacted New York State Budget directed the Department to conduct a study, which examines how staffing enhancements and other initiatives can be used to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare service delivery in hospitals and nursing homes. The legislation also directed the Department to analyze the range of potential fiscal impacts of staffing levels, as well as other staffing enhancement strategies, and patient quality improvement initiatives.

The Department will schedule two Staffing Study meetings to hear testimony related to staffing enhancements in hospitals and nursing homes. The first meeting will be September 20, 2019 in Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza, in Albany. The second meeting will be October 22, 2019, Meeting Room A/B, 4th Floor, 90 Church Street, New York City.

The morning session of each meeting will be reserved for invited expert testimony. Following the completion of expert testimony, the general public will have the opportunity to present testimony. Public testimony will be limited to no more than five minutes, however, written testimony, or other pertinent materials, may be submitted to the Department electronically at the health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

This meeting will be open to the public and webcast. Webcasts are viewable on the day of the event at https://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting and/or provide stakeholder, or public, testimony must respond to health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov to have their name placed on the list of attendees. New York City Meeting attendees must present photo identification for access to the building.

Inquiries may also be sent to: health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The following is a list of Committees of the Public Health and Health Planning Council that will meet on September 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the New York State Department of PublicService Commission Offices located at 90Church Street, 4th Floor Board Room, NYC.

COMMITTEE ON ESTABLISHMENT AND PROJECT REVIEW

Responsible for reviewing the CON applications involving construction, service changes, establishment, and transfers of ownership. Reviews the establishment of fundraisers, corporate name changes, and changes in certificates of incorporation.

The Committee will convene at 10:00 a.m.

Please contact Colleen Leonard or Lisa Thomson at (518) 402-0964 if you have questions.

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 for observers and participants who require interpretive services, please contact Colleen Leonard at (518) 402-0964 or e-mail colleen.leonard@health.ny.gov. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

October

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Council will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Health offices located at 875 Central Ave, Albany.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Grace Thomas at (518) 402-0964 or e-mail CCRC@health.ny.gov.

Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted prior to the meeting at: https://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/long_term_care/retirement_communities/continuing_care/meetings.htm.

A webcast of the meeting may be viewed at: http://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Bureau of Tobacco Control and The New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board will hold a meeting via videoconference.

The videoconference can be viewed at the department’s satellite offices located at the following locations:

  • New York City Office Building, 90 Church Street CR 4D.
  • Central Islip Office Building, 320 Carleton Ave 5th floor.
  • New Rochelle Office Building, 145 Huguenot Street Room 600.
  • 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 notice by Monday, October 7, 2019, of your anticipated attendance at any of the sites. She can be reached at (518) 474-1515 or cynthia.whitfield-green@health.ny.gov. 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, October 22, 2019 (New York City)

  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in Meeting Room 4 A/B, 90 Church Street.

The New York State Department of Health (Department) has announced the following meeting dates for public stakeholder engagement sessions to inform a Department study that will examine how staffing enhancements, and other initiatives, can be used to improve patient safety, and the quality of healthcare service delivery, in hospitals and nursing homes

Please RSVP at health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

Background and Additional Information

The 2019-20 enacted New York State Budget directed the Department to conduct a study, which examines how staffing enhancements and other initiatives can be used to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare service delivery in hospitals and nursing homes. The legislation also directed the Department to analyze the range of potential fiscal impacts of staffing levels, as well as other staffing enhancement strategies, and patient quality improvement initiatives.

The Department will schedule two Staffing Study meetings to hear testimony related to staffing enhancements in hospitals and nursing homes. The first meeting will be September 20, 2019 in Meeting Room 6, Empire State Plaza, in Albany. The second meeting will be October 22, 2019, Meeting Room A/B, 4th Floor, 90 Church Street, New York City.

The morning session of each meeting will be reserved for invited expert testimony. Following the completion of expert testimony, the general public will have the opportunity to present testimony. Public testimony will be limited to no more than five minutes, however, written testimony, or other pertinent materials, may be submitted to the Department electronically at the health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

This meeting will be open to the public and webcast. Webcasts are viewable on the day of the event at https://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting and/or provide stakeholder, or public, testimony must respond to health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov to have their name placed on the list of attendees. New York City Meeting attendees must present photo identification for access to the building.

Inquiries may also be sent to: health.sm.StaffingStudy@health.ny.gov.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The New York State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators will meet in public session on October 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the New York State Department of Health, 875 Central Avenue, Main Conference Room, Albany.

A webcast of the meeting may be viewed at: http://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/.

Please call 1-877-877-1827 for additional information.