senate Bill S2471

Provides that the N.Y. city health and hospital corporation spend a minimum of 10% of its budget on acute care and emergency room facilities in each borough

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 21 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 05 / Apr / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1513
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 17 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.489
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Provides that the New York city health and hospital corporation spend a minimum of 10% of its budget on acute care and emergency room facilities in each borough and requires a representative from each borough.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A63
Versions:
S2471
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6 & 4, NYC Health & Hosp Corp Act
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S3298, A7405

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BILL NUMBER:S2471

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the New York city health and hospitals corporation act, in
relation to the financing of acute care or emergency room facilities

PURPOSE:
To provide that the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation
spend a minimum of ten percent of its budget on acute care and
emergency room facilities in each of the five boroughs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation amends Section 6 of § 1 of Chapter 1016 of the Laws
of 1969, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Act by
adding a new subdivision 8 to provide that the corporation shall
spend a minimum of ten percent of the capital budget and ten percent
of the operating budget in each borough within the city of New York.
It also requires the five board of director positions appointed by
the City Council to include a representative from each of the five
boroughs.

JUSTIFICATION:
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation act was adopted in
1969 and declared that "the provision and delivery of comprehensive
care and treatment of the ill and infirm, both physical and mental,
are of vital and paramount concern and essential to the protection
and promotion of the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of
the State of New York and the City of New York. It further provided
that the New York City health and hospital corporation should be
created to provide such health and medical services and health
facilities. That corporation currently has at least 20 facilities
under its jurisdiction including: Kings County Hospital, Woodhull
Medical and Mental Health Center, and Coney Island Hospital in
Brooklyn;
Harlem Hospital Center and Metropolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan;
Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital in the Bronx;
as well as Elmhurst Hospital Center and Queens Hospital in Queens.

Staten Island is a borough of nearly 500,000 people, which represents
six-percent of the New York City's population, without a single NYC
HHC hospital to meet the needs of the residents, as proclaimed by the
intent of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation act. The
private facilities on Staten Island cannot handle the burgeoning
population on Staten Island without additional resources.

This legislation requires the City of New York to accept the
responsibility it was charged with more than 35 years ago and has
neglected to date: the care and treatment of the ill and infirm on
Staten Island. This bill would require the City to spend a minimum of

ten percent of the capital budget and ten percent of the operating
budget in each borough.

The bill requires the City to merely provide the funding so that the
City could pay the existing hospitals on Staten Island to help expand
their emergency rooms and care for the medical needs of its
residents. The legislation also mandates that at least one of the
members of the health and hospitals corporation reside in each
Borough. While that is the current makeup of the Board, there is
nothing currently in place to mandate such a common sense requirement.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.3298 - Referred to Corporations/A.7405 - Referred to Corporations
2009: S.3298 - Referred to Corporations/A.7405 - Referred to Corporations
2008: S.3443 - Passed Senate/A.6717 - Referred to Corporations
2007: S.3443 - Passed Senate/A.6717 - Reported to Ways & Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2471

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend the New York city health and hospitals corporation act,
  in relation to the financing of acute care or emergency  room  facili-
  ties

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 6 of section 1 of chapter 1016 of the laws of 1969,
constituting the New York city health and hospitals corporation act,  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. THE CORPORATION SHALL SPEND A MINIMUM OF TEN PERCENT OF THE CAPITAL
BUDGET AND TEN PERCENT OF THE OPERATING BUDGET IN EACH BOROUGH.
  S  2.  Subdivision  1 of section 4 of section 1 of chapter 1016 of the
laws of 1969, constituting the New York city health and hospitals corpo-
ration act, is amended to read as follows:
  1. A corporation, to be known as the "New York city health and  hospi-
tals  corporation,"  is hereby created. Such corporation shall be a body
corporate and politic constituting  a  public  benefit  corporation.  It
shall  be  administered  by  a  board of directors consisting of sixteen
members, constituted as follows: five directors shall be the administra-
tor, the commissioner appointed by the  mayor  as  chief  administrative
officer  of  the health functions of the administration, the director of
community mental health services of the administration, the  administra-
tor  of  human resources of the city, and the deputy mayor-city adminis-
trator of the city, or their successors,  all  serving  ex-officio;  ten
directors  shall be appointed by the mayor, five of whom shall be desig-
nated by the city council of the city of New York AND  SHALL  INCLUDE  A
REPRESENTATIVE  FROM EACH OF THE FIVE BOROUGHS; and the remaining direc-
tor shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation. Such  chief
executive  officer  shall be chosen by the aforementioned fifteen direc-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00561-01-1

S. 2471                             2

tors from persons other than themselves and shall serve at the  pleasure
of  the  board.  The  terms  of the ten directors first appointed by the
mayor, other than those serving ex-officio shall be as follows:
  Two  shall  serve  for  terms of one year each, one of whom shall have
been designated by the city council;
  Two shall serve for terms of two years each, one of  whom  shall  have
been designated by the city council;
  Two  shall serve for terms of three years each, one of whom shall have
been designated by the city council;
  Two shall serve for terms of four years each, one of whom  shall  have
been designated by the city council;
  Two  shall  serve for terms of five years each, one of whom shall have
been designated by the city council;
thereafter their successors shall serve for terms of  five  years  each.
The  mayor  shall  fill  any vacancy which may occur by reason of death,
resignation or otherwise  in  a  manner  consistent  with  the  original
appointment.  Directors  may  be removed by the mayor for cause, but not
without an opportunity to be heard.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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