Issues: Health Care

Capitol News: Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Model for Better Health Care Health Care

By Senator Thomas K. Duane In our nation’s capital, the extensive debate over federal health care reform focused attention both on how best to provide health insurance as well as how best to deliver high-quality, affordable health care. One way in which New York State is taking a lead in the latter is by focusing our resources on developing and strengthening primary and preventive care. To achieve that goal, we are encouraging the development and support of the emerging patient-centered medical home model.

March 3, 2010
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Times Union: Yes, marijuana, as medicine

Imagine, an open and honest debate in the state Senate, and on a very relevant and substantive issue. What happens all too rarely could happen quite soon, on the topic of legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

March 3, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims And Provides Equal Justice And Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

March 1, 2010
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Senator Johnson Questions Medicaid Inspector General


 Joint Budget Hearing on Health/Medicaid - 2/9/10

February 26, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH SUPPORTS FAMILIES TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS

Senate Passes the Family Health Care Decisions Act Empowering Families and Loved Ones to Make Important Health Care Decisions

(ST. ALBANS, NY)-  Today, the New York State Senate passed (S3164) the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA), empowering family members and others to make critical medical decisions on behalf of an incapacitated loved one.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Passes Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for  incapacitated patients. 

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Legislation Empowering Families With Health Care Decisions

Families Health Care Decisions Act passes after being stalled for 17 years

February 24, 2010
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Senate Supports Families To Make Health Care Decisions

The New York State Senate today is expected to pass the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA), empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.

February 24, 2010
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2/24/2010: The Family Health Care Decisions Act

Senate Supports Families to Make Health Care Decisions

(Albany, NY) – The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.

February 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 123 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations: Wellington Y. Liu, MD, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital. Martin C. Wortendyke, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital.

February 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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