senate Bill S4493A

Signed by Governor

Enacts the "health care delivery models study act"

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 03 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4493A
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1485
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A6838A
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.142
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 17 / Sep / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 27 / Sep / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.369

Summary

Enacts the "health care delivery models study act"; directs the commissioner of health to conduct a study of the current effectiveness in the delivery of health care services not presently required to undergo state certificate of need processes nor required to obtain authorization to conduct office based surgery.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6838A
Versions:
S4493
S4493A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Health

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4493A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to directing the commissioner of health to conduct a study of
certain health care delivery models and to deliver a
report of the study's results to the governor, the speaker of the
assembly, the minority leader of the assembly, the temporary president
of the senate and the minority leader of the senate

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One states that this Act shall be known as "The Health Care
Delivery Models Study Act"

The Commissioner of Health is directed to conduct a study of current
innovations in the delivery of health care services not presently
required to undergo state certificate of need processes nor required
to obtain authorization to conduct office based surgery. Entities to
be studied shall include, but not limited to clinics operating within
pharmacies (mini clinics), medical offices open for extended hours
without an appointment (urgent care centers), and major physician
practices (whether in one location or multiple locations) whose
physicians are linked directly or indirectly in an economic
relationship.

The Study shall examine the impact(s) of the respective entities on
the delivery, quality and cost of health care in the respective
communities and regions they are found.

The Commissioner of Health shall report, publish and transmit, his or
her findings to the Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, the
Minority Leader of the Assembly, the Temporary President of the
Senate and the Minority Leader of the Senate within one year of from
the date of this act shall take effect.

EXISTING LAW:
New law.

JUSTIFICATION:
Trends in the health care marketplace, including shortages of primary
care physicians in many communities and a shrinking number of hospitals
and emergency rooms, have led to the proliferation of current
innovations in the delivery of health care services not presently
required to undergo state certificate of need processes nor required
to obtain authorization to conduct
office based surgery. Such entities include, clinics operating within
pharmacies (mini clinics), medical offices open for extended hours
without an appointment (urgent care centers), and major physician
practices (whether in one location or multiple locations) whose
physicians are linked directly or indirectly in an economic
relationship.

Yet the law and regulations that cover these Health Care Delivery
Models are vague at best and medical consumers are susceptible to
confusion about when such facilities are an appropriate health care
option.


The "The Health Care Delivery Models Study Act" requires the
Department of Health to conduct a study which shall examine the
impact(s) of the respective entities on the delivery, quality and
cost of health care in the respective communities and regions they
are found in.

In light of inconsistencies in various health care delivery models,
the services they provide and the potential for confusion among
health care consumers about whether a various health care delivery
model is the appropriate health care option, there is a clear public
benefit in a Department of Health study that will both inform
consumers and establish any need for further regulatory action.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4493--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN  ACT in relation to directing the commissioner of health to conduct a
  study of certain health care delivery models and to deliver  a  report
  of  the  study's results to the governor, the speaker of the assembly,
  the minority leader of the assembly, the temporary  president  of  the
  senate and the minority leader of the senate

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as  the  "health
care delivery models study act".
  S  2.  The  commissioner  of  health is directed to conduct a study of
current innovations in the delivery of health care services not present-
ly required to undergo state certificate of need processes nor  required
to obtain authorization to conduct office based surgery.  Entities to be
studied  shall  include, but not be limited to, clinics operating within
pharmacies (mini-clinics), medical offices open for extended hours with-
out an appointment (urgent care centers), and major physician  practices
(whether  in  one  location  or multiple locations) whose physicians are
linked directly or indirectly in an economic relationship.
  The study shall examine the impact or impacts of the respective  enti-
ties  on the delivery, quality and cost of health care in the respective
communities and regions in which they are found.
  The commissioner of health shall report, publish and transmit  his  or
her  findings to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the minority
leader of the assembly, the temporary president of the  senate  and  the
minority  leader  of the senate on or before one year from the date this
act shall take effect.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09195-04-3

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