S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
June 12, 2013
Introduced by Sens. LITTLE, HANNON, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
-- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on
Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the
Lake Placid part-time off-campus emergency department demonstration
program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section
2805-x to read as follows:
S 2805-X. LAKE PLACID PART-TIME OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DEMON-
STRATION PROGRAM. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW,
RULE OR REGULATION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL AUTHORIZE ADIRONDACK MEDICAL
CENTER TO OPERATE ITS CURRENT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT THE ADIRONDACK
MEDICAL CENTER IN THE TOWN OF NORTH ELBA, COUNTY OF ESSEX, AS A
PART-TIME OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DEMONSTRATION IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
2. SUCH OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SHALL OPERATE AT LEAST TWELVE
HOURS A DAY, EACH DAY OF THE YEAR.
3. SUCH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SHALL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED
BY THE FEDERAL CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES FOR A PROVI-
DER-BASED OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THOSE REQUIREMENTS
ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES PROVIDED BY
GENERAL HOSPITALS; PROVIDED HOWEVER, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL WAIVE THOSE
REQUIREMENTS THAT CANNOT REASONABLY BE APPLIED TO AN OFF-CAMPUS
PART-TIME EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 5764--B 2
4. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SECTION, SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLA-
TURE ON THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PART-TIME OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY
DEPARTMENT AUTHORIZED BY THIS SECTION, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH
SERVICES IN PROVIDING CARE TO RESIDENTS OF AND VISITORS TO LAKE PLACID
AND ITS SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, AND THE APPLICABILITY OF SUCH A MODEL
IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 5 years after such date.