senate Bill S4361

Waives biennial registration fee for voluntary ambulance services

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  • 22 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1484
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6121

Summary

Waives biennial registration fee for voluntary ambulance services.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6121
Versions:
S4361
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง579, Pub Health L

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BILL NUMBER:S4361

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
a voluntary ambulance service exception to the biennial registration
fee

PURPOSE: To exempt volunteer fire based EMS from the requirement to
pay a fee to obtain a limited, lab license to perform blood glucose
testing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 579 of the
Public Health Law to provide an exception for voluntary ambulance
services being required to pay a fee to obtain a certificate of
registration for blood glucose testing.

Section 2: Effective Date.

JUSTIFICATION: NYS Public Health law requires that any EMS agency
testing blood glucose, whether by electronic glucometer or chemstrip,
be required to possess a limited service laboratory registration.
There is a biennial $200 limited license fee imposed on Volunteer EMS
for this limited license.

Additional statutory requirements prevent volunteer ambulance response
operated by volunteer firefighters from collecting any reimbursement
for the care and transportation they provide. The imposition of this
$200 fee presents an unnecessary burden on these volunteers without
any corresponding benefit. This legislation would not change or
relieve any EMS agency from the requirement to possess an appropriate
license and provide appropriate quality assurance as currently
required under Public Health Law. Volunteer organizations would
continue to register with appropriate Health authorities and perform
all appropriate proficiencies for blood glucose testing that are
currently required.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill would ease the financial burden on
local volunteer fire departments by reducing their expenses.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4361

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to a voluntary  ambu-
  lance service exception to the biennial registration fee

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 579 of the public
health law, as added by chapter 204 of the laws of 2008, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (b) The department may issue a certificate of registration authorizing
the  performance  of  one  or  more  waived  tests or provider-performed
microscopy procedures for a period of up to two years if the  applicant:
(i)  files  a completed application with the department on such forms as
the commissioner may prescribe; (ii) provides  documentation  acceptable
to  the department demonstrating the ability to comply with the require-
ments of this subdivision; and (iii) pays a two hundred dollar  biennial
registration  fee  for  each  location  where  services are rendered[,];
EXCEPT THAT A VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN  ARTICLE  THIRTY
OF  THE  PUBLIC HEALTH LAW AND OPERATED UNDER SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-B
OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO PAY
A FEE TO OBTAIN THIS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION; AND  except  that  the
following may operate multiple locations under a single registration and
pay  a  single  registration  fee:  (A)  not-for-profit,  state or local
government laboratories or programs engaged  in  limited  public  health
testing  not  exceeding  fifteen types of tests per registration; or (B)
applicants that maintain a fixed location in the state and are  approved
by the department to move from testing site to testing site.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09450-01-3

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