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New York State Health Planning Commission Subject Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series documents the 1975 reorganization of area Health Systems Agencies, the selection process for membership on state health councils, and the formation and initial activities of the State Health Planning Advisory Council and the State Advisory Council on the Handicapped. The records concern legislation, administrative structure, and political factors affecting organization of viable agencies; executive action creating the Advisory Councils; and structure and membership of state health councils.
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5.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1975-1977
Series Number:
A0738

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject heading, then chronological.

Administrative History

The regional planning mechanism originated in 1965 as a requirement of federal funds under the Public Health Services Act, PL 89-749. PL 93-641 reauthorized and reorganized the system. The Health Planning Commission was an interdepartmental health policy coordinating council created by executive order in 1967 to comply with PL 89-749. It monitored the formation of regional councils and agencies.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the 1975 reorganization of area Health Systems Agencies, the selection process for membership on state health councils, and the formation and initial activities of the State Health Planning Advisory Council and the State Advisory Council on the Handicapped. The records concern legislation, administrative structure, and political factors affecting organization of viable agencies; executive action creating the Advisory Councils; and structure and membership of state health councils.

The series contains memoranda, correspondence, speeches, executive orders, proposed legislation, and membership lists pertaining to designation of health systems areas and agencies and appointments to state health councils. Several files contain correspondence and position papers analyzing fiscal implications of expanded services for perinatal care and federally subsidized school meals. There are also press releases, correspondence, proposed agendas, drafts of position papers, minutes and articles on involvement of the Health Planning Commission in two national conferences, the National Governors' Conference on implementation of state administrative programs under PL 93-641, and the 1977 White House Conference on the Handicapped.

Much of the correspondence and memoranda are the work of William Leavy, Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Department of Health for Health Planning; Joseph Bergen, staff member of the Health Planning Commission; and Kevin Cahill, M.D., Special Assistant to the Governor for Health Affairs.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: A0738-80
1975 Area Designations 1 1
1975 Abrams Bill 1 2
1975-1977 Commission on the Handicapped 1 3
1975 Councils Structure 1 4
1975 Copyright Law 1 5
1975-1976 Councils 1 6
1977 Cadaver Bill 1 7
1976 Data Committee 1 8
1975-1976 Data Consortium 1 9
1975 NY State Food Conference 1 10
1975-1976 Governor's Correspondence 1 11
1975-1976 NY State Health Advisory Council 2 1
1975-1976 NY State Health Advisory Council 3 1
1975-1976 Health Legislation 3 2
1975 Health Planning Bill 4 1
1975-1976 Health Planning Commission 4 2
1975 Health Research Council 4 3
1975 Health Systems Agency Progress Report 4 4
1976 Governor's Letters 4 5
1975-1976 Legislation (State and Federal) 4 6
1976 Legislation Summaries 4 7
1975 Malpractice 4 8
1975-1976 Meetings 5 1
1975-1976 Mental Hygiene 5 2
1975 Miscellaneous 5 3
1976 National Governor's Conference 5 4
1975 National Governor's Conference 6 1
1975-1976 Obstetrics and Pediatrics 6 2
undated Reimbursement Regulations Re: 93-641 Sec.1526 6 3
1975 School Lunch and Breakfast Program 6 4
1975-1976 State Hospital Review & Planning Council 6 5
1975 State Medical Examiner's System 6 6
1977 State-of-the-State Message 6 7