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The New York State Coordinating Council for Services Related to Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

The New York State Coordinating Council for Services Related to Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias was developed by the Governor and Legislature to:

  1. facilitate interagency planning and policy,
  2. review specific agency initiatives for their impact on services related to the care of persons with dementia and their families, and
  3. provide a continuing forum for concerns and discussion related to the formulation of state policy relating to dementias and services for persons with incurable dementia.

The Council is composed of a 21 member advisory council made up of recognized experts in the field and:

  1. the commissioner of health,
  2. the director of the state office for the aging,
  3. the commissioner of children and family services,
  4. the commissioner of education,
  5. the commissioner of mental health and
  6. the commissioner of mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

The Council is charged with developing a state plan to: