June 8, 2011

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 meetings’ observers and participants.

On the following day, Friday, June 10, 2011, the PHHPC plans to meet again and is scheduled to hear from its various committees, including the Committee on Codes, Regulations, and Legislation, on Public Health, on Health Planning, and on Establishment and Project Review.  In addition, the PHHPC will review the fifty-eight submitted applications for construction of health care facilities that have been tabled since the Public Health Council and State Hospital Review and Planning Council last met in 2010.

Next week, on Thursday June 16, 2011, the PHHPC has tentatively scheduled its first full meeting, to hear recommendations from the various subcommittees, before voting on the approval of pending Certificate of Need applications to be placed in its Agenda for that day’s meeting.

All meetings are open to the public and will be held at the New York State Department of Health offices in Manhattan, located at 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, Rooms 4A & 4B.  Additionally, they will be available via webcast through the Department of Health’s website.

This post was contributed by Nancy Sciocchetti.

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