Issues: Health Care

Senator Montgomery's February 1, 2010 LEGISLATIVE REPORT on School-Based Health Care.

Senator Montgomery talks about the delivery of comprehensive school-based primary care and mental health services in the 18th Senate District with (from l-r) Iona Thomas, RN, MACNE, Board Member, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; Jessica Perez, Board Member, Lutheran Family Health Centers; Bettie Mays, School-Based Health Center Administrator, Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, and standing rear (l-r), Kaitlin Viera, SBHC patient and Ivette Davila-Richards, mother of Kaitlin and Board Member, Lutheran Family Health Centers.

February 4, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To SUNY Boards, Veterans' Homes

The New York State Senate confirmed 10 appointees to various state boards today, including members to the SUNY and CUNY Boards of Trustees, Cornell Board of Trustees, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry Board of Trustees, a number of veterans’ homes, and the State University Construction Fund (SUCF). Eunice A. Lewin; SUNY Board of Trustees

February 2, 2010
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February 2, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Montgomery Presents Proclamations Of Recognition And Appreciation To CNR Health Care Network Honorees

(l-r) Dr. Wesner Moise, Primary Care Physician CNR; Mr. Richard Kuo, Executive Director Homecreast Community Services, Inc.; Clari Gilbert,Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office ; Ms. Suleika Cabrera-Drinane, President and CEO Institute for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Elderly, Inc.

January 28, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

Comment on our Budget Blog

Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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Senate Acts To Protect Nurses From Violence

Legislation Raises Assault Penalty to Class C or D

January 25, 2010
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Health care challenges for New York

By THOMAS K. DUANE

The stakes for federal health care reform are high. I am a strong believer that we must rethink the way we provide health insurance so that it is available and affordable for all Americans. As the House and Senate continue to resolve differences between their bills, here are three issues of paramount concern to New York:

January 25, 2010
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Senate Approves Nurse Practitioners To Sign Death Certificates

The NYS Senate passed legislation (S.2969) this week permitting the nearly 13,000 certified nurse practitioners from across the state to sign death certificates ensuring the delivery of appropriate and medically-accurate postmortem care.

The legislation, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), gives nurse practitioners the authority and responsibility to complete death certificates in the same manner as physicians, medical examiners and coroners.

January 24, 2010
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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Relief for Victims of Earthquake in Haiti

After the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti, large numbers of people within the country are in desperate need of assistance.  I am urging all of you to contribute to  relief efforts by clicking on the link below and contribute to one of the ogranizations listed.  Our thoughts go out to all of those that were affected by these events and the families and loved ones within our communities.

http://statenislandusa.com/pdf/Haiti_Charities.pdf

January 13, 2010
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H1N1 FLU VACCINATION PROGRAM

On Friday, January 29th, I will be hosting an H1N1 Flu vaccination program with the assistance of the Nassau Health Care Corporation.At this event free H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations will be available. The event will be held between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in the Rockville Centre Recreation Center located at 111 North Oceanside Road in Rockville Centre.If you have any questions, please call my office at (516) 766-8383.

January 29, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Senate Investigations Committee to Hold Hearing On Medicaid Inspector General's Office

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, will be holding a hearing on the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General's efforts to crack down on fraud within the Medicaid System.

January 7, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Tom Duane In The Neighborhood on Primary Health Care

Senator Duane speaks with Catherine Abate of The Community Healthcare Network and Wendy Stark of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for an episode of "Tom Duane In The Neighborhood" in which they discuss the challenges, benefits and future of primary health care in New York State.  

January 4, 2010
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Enrollment Awareness Event

Participants listening to a lecture on health care issue at the Enrollment Awareness Event at the AMICO senior center. 

December 10, 2009
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Medical Malpractive Focus of Senate Hearing

State Senator Betty Little listens to the response of a question she posed during a New York State Senate hearing about medical malpractice reform.  While the health care debate continues in Washington, D.C., Little and her colleagues are examining ways to control health care costs in New York State.

Little is pictured next to Sen. Neil Breslin of Albany during the December 1 hearing in the state Capital.

 

December 8, 2009
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Sen. Duane Announces Public Roundtable on Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Thomas K. Duane, Chair

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE

November 30, 2009
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THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL'S WEEKLY FLU UPDATE

Visit the Center for Disease Control's weekly seasonal flu update at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/ 

Visit the New York State Department of Health's flu information webpage at:  http://www.nyhealth.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/h1n1/

November 24, 2009
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