The next meeting of the Patient Protection
Oversight Committee is scheduled for:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
County Department of Health Services’
3500 Sunrise Highway, Building
Great River, NY 11739-9006
Administrative Board Room
- Overview of general
activity of the Patient Advocate Unit.
- There will be a presentation
by Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Ph.D., CASAC, regarding opioid issues in Suffolk
County. Dr. Schmidt has worked in the Opioid Treatment Programs operated
by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for 35 years, and
currently oversees the operations of the four Outpatient Treatment
Programs operated by the Division of Community Mental Hygiene. Dr. Schmidt
has also been an educator, working as a consultant for a number of organizations that provide training
for drug treatment providers and professionals working in related fields
including Molloy College Center for Addiction Studies and the Center for Public
Health Education at Stony Brook University.
Media representatives who would like information or who plan
to attend the meeting are asked to contact Grace Kelly-McGovern at 631-854-0095.
Patient Protection Oversight Committee was created in 2013 by the Suffolk
County Legislature to assist vulnerable residents with accessing needed health
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