senate Bill S1659

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Decreases amounts of payments wrongfully received for health care fraud

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.765
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 11, 2011 referred to codes

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S1659 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง177.10, 177.15, 177.20 & 177.25, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S111

S1659 - Summary

Decreases certain amounts of payments wrongfully received that would trigger higher degrees of the crime of health care fraud.

S1659 - Sponsor Memo

S1659 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1659

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to health care fraud

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

  Section 1. Section 177.10 of the penal law, as added by chapter 442 of
the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
S 177.10 Health care fraud in the fourth degree.
  A person is guilty of health care fraud in the fourth degree when such
person, on one or more occasions, commits the crime of health care fraud
in the fifth degree and the payment or portion of the payment wrongfully
received,  as the case may be, from a single health plan, in a period of
not more than one year, exceeds [three]  ONE  thousand  dollars  in  the
aggregate.
  Health care fraud in the fourth degree is a class E felony.
  S  2.  Section 177.15 of the penal law, as added by chapter 442 of the
laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
S 177.15 Health care fraud in the third degree.
  A person is guilty of health care fraud in the third degree when  such
person, on one or more occasions, commits the crime of health care fraud
in the fifth degree and the payment or portion of the payment wrongfully
received,  as the case may be, from a single health plan, in a period of
not more than one year, exceeds  [ten]  FIVE  thousand  dollars  in  the
aggregate.
  Health care fraud in the third degree is a class D felony.
  S  3.  Section 177.20 of the penal law, as added by chapter 442 of the
laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
S 177.20 Health care fraud in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of health care fraud in the second degree when such
person, on one or more occasions, commits the crime of health care fraud
in the fifth degree and the payment or portion of the payment wrongfully

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05879-01-1

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