Issue: February 4, 2019

Published on February 4, 2019

Articles in this issue:

DEA National Drug Take Back Day 2-28-19

Author:

National Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 28, 2019. Click on the links below for the BNE forms you will need to participate in the Drug Take Back Day.

DOH-2340 – Request to Destroy Drugs Form

DOH-2340 Instructions to Request to Destroy

DOH-166 -Drug Inventory List

 

Influenza Surveillance Report for the week ending 1/26/19

Author: Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

This Informational Message is being sent to you by the NYSDOH Bureau of Communicable Disease Control (BCDC), which produces a weekly statewide influenza surveillance report from October through May. Attached is the influenza surveillance report for the week ending January 26, 2019. 

This surveillance report is also available on the NYSDOH's public website at: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/surveillance/ as well as on the NYSDOH's password-protected Health Commerce System (HCS). To access the report on the HCS, log onto the HCS using your HCS password, select "Content" from the menu bar, then "Documents by Group">"NYSDOH">Diseases and Conditions">"Influenza"> "Surveillance">"Weekly Reports 2018-19 Season."

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

Medicaid Update - January 2019

Author: Carl J. Pucci

Dear Medicaid Update Recipient,

The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the January 2019 Medicaid Update. Please find the full current issue as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file available to be downloaded at: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2019/jan19_mu.pdf.  

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36

Assisted Living Nurse Leadership Course

Author:

Through a new partnership with the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization (IHA WIO), the FQC will provide the following course for Assisted Living (AL) and staff at NO COST to participants


FQC CONTACT:
Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

RN Nurse Educator Course

Author:

Through a new partnership with the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization (IHA WIO), the FQC will provide the following course for Assisted Living (AL) and Skilled Nursing Facilities’ (SNF) staff at NO COST to participants.


FQC CONTACT:
Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Quality Improvement Series 4-Day Course Offered by FQC

Author:

The Foundation for Quality Care (NYSHFA / NYSCAL) through a new partnership with the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization (IHA WIO), will be providing the following program for Skilled Nursing (SNF) staff at NO COST to participants

Application Deadline for this program is:  February 21, 2019.  Apply Soon !!!

FQC CONTACT:
Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19