zoomhearing

In compliance with 42 CFR 431.408(a)(1), as well as the current MRT Waiver Special Terms and Conditions regarding the annual Public Forum requirement, the New York State Department of Health is pleased to announce that it will conduct two virtual public hearings/public forums, to provide an overview of the State’s 1115 waiver extension request and allow members of the public to provide comments. This notice further serves to open the 30-day public comment period which will close on Friday, January 15, 2021. In addition to this 30-day comment period where the public will be afforded the opportunity to provide written comments, the Department of Health will be hosting two virtual public hearings during which the public may provide oral comments. Any updates related to the public hearings and forum will be sent via the MRT Listserv.

The two virtual public hearing/public forum meetings will be held as follows:

  1. First Public Hearing/Public Forum
    1. Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 1-4pm.
    2. Pre-registration is required for anyone wishing to provide oral comment using this link. https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=eafaac7a7545ec85e7a621bdc99cdb98d.
    3. Individuals who wish to provide comment will need to register with an “SP” in front of their name (ex: SP Jane Doe) and must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4pm to confirm registration. 
    4. Individuals will speak in their order of registration. We kindly request that all comments be limited to five minutes per presenter to ensure that all public comments may be heard.

  1. Second Public Hearing/Public Forum
    1. Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 1-4pm.
    2. Pre-registration is required for anyone wishing to provide oral comment using this link. https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb77f943a1d8bfdd61a0caba29cf338bf
    3. Individuals who wish to provide comment will need to register with an “SP” in front of their name (ex: SP Jane Doe) and must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 4pm to confirm registration. 
    4. Individuals will speak in their order of registration. We kindly request that all comments be limited to five minutes per presenter to ensure that all public comments may be heard.

Prior to finalizing the proposed MRT Waiver extension application, the Department of Health will consider all written and verbal comments received. These comments will be summarized and addressed in the final version that is submitted to CMS.