Governor George Pataki came to Farmingdale last week to sign a "physician profiling" bill into law that will provide New York medical patients easier access to information about their doctors. The state legislature passed this bill in response to the escalating concerns the public has had about medical errors being made in hospitals. The bill promises to improve public health by giving patients greater access to more information about their doctors, hospitals and health plans.
The Republic Airport Commission held a meeting last week in the conference room at the airport. While not a public information meeting, it was open to local residents and some came in to voice their opinions about the commission's way of handling various situations.