senate Bill S5333

Provides that any compilation of comparative hospital data shall include a statement that it is not the official state hospital report card

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1128
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.868
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH

Summary

Provides that any compilation of comparative hospital data, excluding those produced by a government or accrediting organization, shall include a statement that it is not the official state hospital report card.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5333
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2995-b, Pub Health L

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BILL NUMBER:S5333

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
hospital report cards

PURPOSE:

To clarify that some hospital quality report cards that are produced
are not the official New York State report card.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 2995-b of the public health law
to provide that any other entity, excluding government and accrediting
organizations, that produce comparative hospital data shall include on
any report thereof the following statement: "This report is not the
New York State Official Hospital Comparative Report Card."

Section 2 provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Hospitals participate in a variety of quality measurements and
reporting initiatives designed to develop information to improve care
and consumer decision making. Over time, the number of
publicly-released reporting initiatives has proliferated along with an
escalating commitment of hospital resources, with no coordination
among efforts. Unfortunately, this often has resulted in conflicting
and sometimes erroneous information that is confusing for consumers.

The numerous hospital quality report cards use inconsistent quality
data and methodologies often yielding dramatically different results,
which hinders rather than assists in consumer decision making.
Moreover, providers are burdened with trying to assess each report
card's methodology to determine whether it is has merit. To provide
the greatest value to both the public and providers, reports that are
not the official New York State report should be labeled as such in
order to minimize confusion.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately

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

                                  5333

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 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  hospital  report
  cards

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

  Section 1. Section 2995-b of the  public  health  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  OTHER DATA. ANY OTHER ENTITY, EXCLUDING GOVERNMENT AND ACCREDITING
ORGANIZATIONS, THAT PRODUCE COMPARATIVE HOSPITAL DATA SHALL  INCLUDE  ON
ANY REPORT THEREOF, THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
  "THIS  REPORT  IS NOT THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICIAL HOSPITAL COMPARATIVE
REPORT CARD."
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11012-02-3

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