Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council (MISCC)
The Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council, established by Chapter 551 of the Laws of 2002, is responsible for developing a comprehensive Statewide plan to ensure that people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities receive care and services in the most integrated settings appropriate to their individual needs.
On November 20, 2006, the Council submitted its first report to the Governor and State Legislature. Entitled "Addressing the Service and Support Needs of New Yorkers with Disabilities" (PDF, 8.4MB, 185pg.), the report sets an "Operational Plan" that serves as a starting point for achieving the Council’s goals. State agencies are responsible for implementation of applicable sections of the plan. Their progress will be reported subsequently.
The Council holds quarterly meetings open to the public; meeting dates and locations will be posted on this Web page.
Currently Chaired by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), the Council consists of representatives from multiple State agencies and nine appointed public representatives.
NYS Agency Council members are: Office of Mental Health, Department of Health, State Office for the Aging, Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, Education Department, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Department of Transportation, Office of Children and Family Services, and the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.
The nine appointed members comprise: three consumers of services for individuals with disabilities, three individuals with expertise in the field of community services for people of all ages with disabilities, and three individuals with expertise in or recipients of services available to senior citizens with disabilities.
For questions or concerns, E-mail:MISCC.Info@opwdd.ny.gov