Integration of Care Committee Meeting October 16, 2019


Meeting of the
Integration Of Care Committee
Danielle Beiling and Donald Powell, Chairs
October 16th, 2019, 10:00AM -12:00PM
LGBT Center 208 West 13th St, Room 301
By Conference Call – 1-866-213-1863, Access Code 3587454#

Members Present: Donald Powell, Danielle Beiling (Co-chair), Randall Bruce, Paul Carr, Mitchell Caponi, Bettina Carroll (phone)(non-voting), Rose Chestnut, Mary Correa (phone), Michael Ealy,  Dorothy Farley, Billy Fields, Ronnie Fortunato, Janet Goldberg, Deborah Greene, Bill Gross, Graham Harriman, Christopher Joseph, Peter Laqeur, Annette Roque, John Schoepp, Claire Simon (phone), Brenda Starks-Ross, Joel Zive

Members Absent: Lauren Benyola, Jan Carl Park,

Other DOHMH Attendees: Jose Colon-Berdecia, Kimbirly Mack, Scott Spiegler

Welcome/Introductions w Pronouns/Moment of Silence/
Review of the Meeting Packet/Review of the Minutes:

Ms. Lawrence led introductions. Ms. Mack led the moment of silence. Ms. Lawrence took the committee through the handout that constituted the meeting packet. No minutes were presented.

Public Comment/New Business


Line-by-Line Editing of the Standards of Care: Harm Reduction

The committee continued the process of editing the Ryan White Part A Standards of Care, a collection of documents that index the services that fall under each category with descriptions and standards.

The following came up while editing for grammar, clarity and consistency.

  1. Managed use as compared to safe use. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) can be provided if chosen by the client and in coordination with a medical provider.
  2. The heavy use of acronyms requires an accompanying directory.
  3. Targeted outreach definition, has been defined since 2014, with specific request numbers. It should be a looser definition
  4. Can the client centered plan be focused on a different service category?
  5. Family of choice needs emphasis. Necessary to find out what is currently procured, to ensure consistency with intent of the service directive. The document was changed but clarification will be presented at the November meeting.
  6. Contracts will not be rewritten through this process. The pay-ability rules of the current contract continue to apply.
  7. Wasn’t TES removed? Grantee agrees, but programs have the option.
  8. Lisa M. Najavits, the author of Seeking Safety, offers these trainings, through Treatment Innovations. DOHMH worked with her to develop curricula specific to HIV, and requires approval for trainings offered by other providers.
  9. Patient Navigators require a specific set of trainings under DOHMH guidance to deliver services under RWPA contracts.
  10. Coordination with a member of the client’s primary care team is already happening in this service category.
  11.  Clarification on what counts as contact – what requires a response from the client?
Public Comment