The Department of Health requires every Performing Provider System (PPS) to establish a Project Advisory Committee (PAC). Each PPS partner organization is asked to identify two representatives to serve on the PAC. The first representative is a managerial representative. The second representative is either a union representative (this is required if you have a union at your organization) or a worker representative. The PAC representative is your front line contact to help keep your organization informed about DSRIP and how the projects will impact and benefit your organization and patient care.
Who is on the PAC?
What will PAC members do? Right now we envision the managerial representative being more involved and possibly being plugged into different work groups to help with planning and organizing implementation of the DSRIP projects. The union or worker representative is a role that will be more defined as the PPS identifies the workforce impact of various projects. During the implementation phase, the PAC will review project progress and make recommendations.
When is the next meeting? The next PAC meetings will be held on September 25, 2014. There will be a southern region session in Glens Falls from 8am-10am. The northern session will be in Lake Placid from 2pm-4pm. A Save the Date for the PAC meetings was sent out on Friday, August 22, 2014. If you believe you should have received a Save the Date and did not receive one, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and we will contact you.
How often will the PAC meet? The state advises the PAC should meet no less than once per month during the planning phase. The PAC should meet no less than once a quarter during the implementation phase.