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Patient Protection Oversight Committee

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 10/6/2017 | Views: 2819



 The next meeting of the Patient Protection Oversight Committee is scheduled for:



           Wednesday, October 18, 2017

       2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

                                            Suffolk County Department of Health Services’

Administrative Building

                                                  3500 Sunrise Highway, Building 200

                                                         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.



The Patient Protection Oversight Committee was created in 2013 by the Suffolk County Legislature to assist vulnerable residents with accessing needed health care services.

































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