Health Planning Committee of the Public Health and Health Planning Council Proposes Significant Certificate of Need Redesign

The Health Planning Committee of the Public Health and Health Planning Council is proposing a significant Certificate of Need (“CON”) redesign. The Committee and Council are expected to make twenty-two (22) recommendations to the Department of Health next week, affecting the CON process.  Five of the recommendations refer to an initiative to shift towards regional […]

PHHPC Focuses on Cost-Savings in CON Streamlining

On Wednesday, May 24, the Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”) met to further discuss the streamlining of the Certificate of Need (“CON”) process in New York State. The PHHPC produced documents that explain the mission and vision for the CON, as well as a report of its recommendations for streamlining the CON program.  Over […]

NYS Department of Health to Streamline CON Approval Process

The Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) announced on Thursday, May 10, that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) will begin to streamline its process for approving Certificates of Need (CON).  The Committee was careful to note that this plan is still evolving—it is not yet clear how the cost and financial […]

Preliminary New York State Health Home Rollout Plan Released

On January 26, 2012, New York State Department of Health (DOH) published a preliminary rollout plan for Health Home implementation on their website.  As we previously reported, the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) of the DOH approved an emergency rule to lift the State’s moratorium on accepting applications for new CHHAs. The Preliminary […]

First Meeting of the Public Health and Health Planning Council

The Public Health and Health Planning Council, whose first meeting scheduled for June 2 never took place, has rescheduled its first business meeting for tomorrow, Thursday, June 9, 2011.  At this meeting, the PHHPC is expected to adopt bylaws, elect the Vice Chair, populate its Committees, adopt a 2011 calendar, and adopt guidelines for the […]

Governor Cuomo Announces, and Senate Confirms, the New Public Health and Health Planning Council

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced nominations for the newly established Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”) early last week.  The members of the former Public Health Council will be joined by twelve new appointees confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday to create the new Council, consisting of a twenty-four member committee plus the Commissioner of […]