Brooklyn Hep C Task Force Meeting. March 5th (2:45 - 5 PM). Planning for NY State Hep C & Harm Reduction Legislative Awareness Day (March 12, see below). Hep C Treatment 2014 > the road to cure. Register.
Viral Hepatitis 101 Training. February 11th. HIV Training & Technical Assistance Program (TTAP), NYC Department of Health. Facilitated by Nirah Johnson, Viral Hepatitis Program. Register.
Hep-SBIRT Pilot Training. February 14 (1 - 5 PM). Substance Abuse Brief Intervention & Referral for Treatment focusing on alcohol use in hepatitis patients. Facilitated by John Mcateer, LCSW. NYC DOHMH. For: medical providers, mental health providers, social workers, patient navigators & care coordinators. Register.
Call | Coalition against Hepatitis in People of African Origin (CHIPO). 4th Monday of the month (3-4 PM EST). Join: Chari Cohen.
Call | Hep B United. Monthly calls every 2nd Thursday of the month (2-3 PM EST).
Call | NY State Medicaid Redesign Team Pharmacy Stakeholder Calls. 3rd Wednesday of the Month (9:15 -10:15 AM). Register.
NY Hep C â€˜Baby Boomerâ€™ Testing Law is in effect! NYS Hepatitis C Testing Law. 2171 requires healthcare providers to offer hep C test to baby boomers. Requires full diagnostic testing for those who screen anti-body positive and either follow-up health care or referral to a health care provider who can provide follow-up health care. See new Frequently Asked Questions document from NYS Department of Health.
NYS Anti-Mail Order Pharmacy Law(A05502B): Prohibits health Insurance companies from requiring patients to use mail-order plans for prescriptions drugs (except negotiated union plans) and that patients have the choice of filling their prescriptions through mail-order or local pharmacies without added co-payments or fees (effective 12/12/2011). If the consumer does not have a clear option, a complaint can be filed through Attorney General's Health Care Consumer's Help Line 1-800-342-3736.