|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 11, 2010||referred to health|
assembly Bill A11415
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Dennis H. Gabryszak
A11415 - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 27-M §§2799-t - 2799-w, amd §3614, Pub Health L; add §99-t, St Fin L
A11415 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 11415 I N A S S E M B L Y June 11, 2010 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Morelle, Christensen, Destito, Gabryszak, Colton, Schimminger, DelMonte, DenDekker, Galef, Cymbrowitz, Maisel, Bing, Mayersohn, Millman) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to promoting the development, provision and accessibility of telehealth/telemedicine services in New York state; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing a New York state telehealth/telemedicine development and research grant fund 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 "New York state telehealth/telemedicine development act." S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 27-M to read as follows: ARTICLE 27-M NEW YORK STATE TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SECTION 2799-T. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. 2799-U. COORDINATION OF DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES FOR TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE; ANNUAL PLAN. 2799-V. TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE DEVELOPMENT; GRANTS FOR UNDER- SERVED AREAS AND POPULATIONS. 2799-W. TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE RESEARCH. S 2799-T. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES THE DEMON- STRATED COST-EFFECTIVENESS, IMPROVEMENTS IN DISEASE MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVED PATIENT OUTCOMES RESULTING FROM THE PROVISION OF TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE SERVICES. TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE SERVICES ARE THOSE SERVICES WHICH UTILIZE ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY OVER A GEOGRAPHIC DISTANCE BETWEEN PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR THE PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENT, MONITORING, INTERVENTION, CLINICAL MANAGEMENT AND/OR EDUCA- TION WITH PATIENTS. STUDIES HAVE CHRONICLED SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AND OTHERWISE NECESSARY MEDICAL CARE AS A RESULT OF TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE INTERVENTION. THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER RECOGNIZES THAT GEOGRAPHY, WEATHER AND OTHER FACTORS CAN CREATE BARRIERS TO ACCESS- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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