senate Bill S1716

Relates to the establishment of the New York state task force on health care cost reduction through entrepreneurial innovation

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS

Summary

Relates to the establishment of the New York State Task Force on Health Care Cost Reduction through Entrepreneurial Innovation.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1716
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง139, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2889
2009-2010: S8028

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BILL NUMBER:S1716

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the economic development law, in relation to the establishment
of the New York state task force on health care cost reduction through
entrepreneurial innovation

PURPOSE:
The New York State Task Force on Health Care Cost Reduction Through
Entrepreneurial Innovation is charged with producing a comprehensive
statewide plan for development of industries that deliver products
and services that will reduce the cost of health care while creating
jobs and stimulating economic activity throughout the State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation outlines the duties of the Department of Economic
Development in establishing the Task Force, requires identification
and assessment of the types of conditions that are treated through
the health care system in which costs may be lowered through use of
currently available or new products or services, and details the
expected findings to be included in the report.

The membership of the task force shall include the Commissioner of
Department, five members appointed by the Governor, four members
appointed by temporary president of the Senate, four members
appointed by the speaker of the Assembly, two members from the
minority leader of the Senate and two members fro- the minority
leader of the Assembly. Members shall be leaders in the relevant
areas of health service delivery, advanced manufacturing, research
and development, new product development and commercialization.

JUSTIFICATION:
When people think about health care they too often think just about
standard medical services delivered through hospitals, clinics and
through surgical, and pharmaceutical means. Many opportunities exist
to improve health care delivery, and health through non-surgical and
non-pharmacological means. Through developing products that help our
seniors stay in their homes longer, people on special diets get the
food that they need at a cost they can afford, or remote emergency
workers respond more effectively, ultimately health care cost are
reduced. This legislation aims to encourage the cooperation of health
care providers, manufacturers, service providers, researchers and
engineers to develop innovative solutions to health care issues.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
It is estimated that the cost to find the staff support and
reimbursement of the commission, $30,000 resulting from the services
of one half FTE equivalent during the term of the commission and
regular reimbursement for expenses, will be more than offset by
increased revenues from economic activity and cost saving generated
from recommendations of the Task Force.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
The thirtieth day after it becomes law.

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

                                  1716

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ESPAILLAT,  PERKINS,  SAMPSON  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business

AN  ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to the estab-
  lishment of the  New  York  state  task  force  on  health  care  cost
  reduction through entrepreneurial innovation

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

  Section 1. The economic development law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 139 to read as follows:
  S 139. NEW YORK STATE TASK FORCE ON HEALTH CARE COST REDUCTION THROUGH
ENTREPRENEURIAL  INNOVATION. 1. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT OPPORTUNITIES
EXIST TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY, AND  HEALTH  THROUGH  NONSURGICAL
AND  NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL MEANS BY ENCOURAGING COOPERATION OF HEALTH CARE
PROVIDERS, MANUFACTURERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, RESEARCHERS  AND  ENGINEERS
TO  DEVELOP  INNOVATIVE  SOLUTIONS. BY DEVELOPING PRODUCTS THAT HELP OUR
SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES LONGER, PEOPLE ON SPECIAL DIETS GET THE FOOD
THAT THEY NEED AT A COST THEY CAN AFFORD, OR ENABLING  REMOTE  EMERGENCY
WORKERS  TO  RESPOND MORE EFFECTIVELY, ULTIMATELY, HEALTH CARE COSTS ARE
REDUCED. THEREFORE, THE LEGISLATURE ESTABLISHES THE NEW YORK STATE  TASK
FORCE  ON  HEALTH CARE COST REDUCTION THROUGH ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATION
IN ORDER TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE PLAN  FOR  DEVELOPMENT  OF
INDUSTRIES  THAT  DELIVER  PRODUCTS  AND  SERVICES TO REDUCE THE COST OF
HEALTH CARE  WHILE  CREATING  JOBS  AND  STIMULATING  ECONOMIC  ACTIVITY
THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SHALL
ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE TO UNDERTAKE AN ASSESSMENT OF CONDITIONS THAT ARE
TREATED IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WHERE COSTS ARE LOWERED THROUGH USE OF
CURRENTLY  AVAILABLE  OR NEW PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AND DEVELOP A PLAN FOR
NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC, NOT-FOR-PROFIT AND PRIVATE HEALTH CARE  PROVIDERS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02990-01-3

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TO WORK TOGETHER WITH INNOVATIVE SERVICE AND MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES TO
DEVELOP  AND  PROMOTE  THE  USE OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT
LOWER  HEALTH  CARE  COST  WHILE  IMPROVING  HEALTH  CARE  OUTCOMES  FOR
PATIENTS,  CAREGIVERS  AND  COMMUNITIES.  THE  TASK  FORCE SHALL ISSUE A
PRELIMINARY REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR  AND  LEGISLATURE  OF  ITS  FINDINGS,
CONCLUSIONS,  AND RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SECTION AND A FINAL REPORT OF  ITS  FINDINGS,  CONCLUSIONS,
AND  RECOMMENDATIONS  NO  LATER  THAN  ONE  HUNDRED FIFTY DAYS AFTER THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. THE NEW YORK STATE TASK FORCE ON  HEALTH
CARE  COST  REDUCTION  THROUGH  ENTREPRENEURIAL  INNOVATION REPORT SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) AN INVENTORY  OF  TARGETED  HEALTH  CARE  CONDITIONS  FOR  A  COST
REDUCTION PLAN AND THE RELATED PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES TO BE DEVELOPED,
SUCH AS:
  (I)  PRODUCTS  THAT MEET THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL DIETS, SUCH AS FOR THOSE
WITH FOOD ALLERGIES, CELIAC DISEASE AND LACTOSE INTOLERANCE;
  (II) PRODUCTS USED IN THE WORKPLACE TO PREVENT INJURIES  FROM  REPETI-
TIVE STRESS, BURNS OR FALLS;
  (III)  PRODUCTS  USED  IN  REHABILITATION  AND  RECOVERY FROM SURGICAL
PROCEDURES OR INJURY;
  (IV) PRODUCTS USED TO ALLOW HOMES TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED, OR
TO ALLOW SENIORS TO AGE IN PLACE;
  (V) PRODUCTS FOR IMPROVING EMERGENCY OR FIRST RESPONDER SERVICES; AND
  (VI) PRODUCTS TO PROVIDE FOR EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE REMOTE OR VIRTUAL
AND ELECTRONICALLY ENABLED REMOTE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING  LOCATOR  TECH-
NOLOGY.
  (B)  AN INVENTORY OF NEW YORK STATE'S CURRENT INDUSTRIES AND RESOURCES
THAT PROVIDE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RELATED TO HEALTH CARE COST REDUCTION
PLANS AS WELL AS CURRENTLY UNMET NEEDS, SHOWING GEOGRAPHIC AND  INDUSTRY
BASED  STRENGTHS  AND WEAKNESSES. PARTICULAR ATTENTION SHALL BE GIVEN TO
THE CURRENT AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL AND EMERGING  MANUFACTUR-
ING  AND  TECHNOLOGY  BUSINESS  THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE AS WELL AS THE
RELEVANT  SPECIALIZED  RESEARCH  AND  DEVELOPMENT  CAPABILITIES  OF  THE
STATE'S UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES.
  (C)  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  DEVELOPMENT  OF  PRODUCTS  AND SERVICES AND
ACCOMPANYING BENCHMARKS, TIMELINES AND GOALS THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED AND
PROMOTED BY THE DEPARTMENT WHILE WORKING WITH  STAKEHOLDERS,  INCLUDING,
BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO, BUSINESSES, RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, STATE AGENCIES
AND AUTHORITIES, INDUSTRY AND TRADE  GROUPS,  AND  LOCAL,  REGIONAL  AND
STATEWIDE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS.
  (D)  IN  ORDER  TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS, THE TASK FORCE MAY HOLD PUBLIC
HEARINGS, AND SHALL HAVE THE POWERS OF A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE  PURSUANT
TO THE LEGISLATIVE LAW.
  (E)  TO  THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE, THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE ENTITLED
TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE AND SHALL  UTILIZE  AND  BE  PROVIDED  WITH  SUCH
FACILITIES,  RESOURCES,  AND  DATA  OF  ANY DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, BOARD,
BUREAU, COMMISSION, OR AGENCY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION
THEREOF  AS  IT  MAY REASONABLY REQUEST TO CARRY OUT PROPERLY ITS POWERS
AND DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE TASK FORCE MAY USE RESOURCES OF
THE DEPARTMENT AS IT MAY DEEM NECESSARY FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF ITS FUNC-
TIONS.
  3. NEW YORK STATE TASK FORCE ON HEALTH  CARE  COST  REDUCTION  THROUGH
ENTREPRENEURIAL  INNOVATION  SHALL  BE  COMPOSED  OF NINETEEN MEMBERS AS
FOLLOWS:
  (A) TWO EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS, WHO MAY DESIGNATE A REPRESENTATIVE TO  ACT
ON HIS OR HER BEHALF:

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  (I) THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; AND
  (II) THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
  (B)  FIVE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, FOUR MEMBERS APPOINTED BY
THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FOUR  MEMBERS  APPOINTED  BY  THE
SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF
THE  SENATE  AND  TWO  MEMBERS  APPOINTED  BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE
ASSEMBLY. SUCH MEMBERS SHALL BE LEADERS IN THE RELEVANT AREAS OF  HEALTH
SERVICE  DELIVERY, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, NEW
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION. THE GOVERNOR SHALL  DESIGNATE
A CHAIRPERSON OF THE TASK FORCE. VACANCIES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TASK
FORCE SHALL BE FILLED IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS.
  (C)  APPOINTING AUTHORITIES SHALL APPOINT MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE ON
OR BEFORE THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION  AND  THE
TASK  FORCE  SHALL  CONVENE  ITS  FIRST MEETING ON OR BEFORE THIRTY DAYS
THEREAFTER.
  4. NOTWITHSTANDING THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SECTION  SEVENTY-FOUR  OF  THE
PUBLIC  OFFICERS LAW, SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED SIX OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL
LAW OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, MEMBERSHIP ON THE COMMISSION  OF  ANY
STATE  OR  MUNICIPAL  OFFICER  OR  EMPLOYEE  SHALL  NOT  CONSTITUTE  THE
VIOLATION OF ANY CODE OF ETHICS OR A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.  THE  MEMBERS
OF  THE TASK FORCE SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION FOR THEIR SERVICES, BUT
SHALL BE ALLOWED THEIR ACTUAL AND NECESSARY  EXPENSES  INCURRED  IN  THE
PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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