assembly Bill A11415

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the New York state telehealth/telemedicine act

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Jun 11, 2010 referred to health

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A11415 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3198B
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 - Summary

Promotes the development, provision and accessibility of telehealth/telemedicine services in New York state; establishes a telehealth/telemedicine research grant fund.

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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