senate Bill S6970

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the credentialing of health care providers providing telemedicine services

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2012 signed chap.390
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
May 30, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.817
substituted for s6970
May 30, 2012 substituted by a9834
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.817
Apr 18, 2012 referred to health

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S6970 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9834
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2805-u, Pub Health L

S6970 - Summary

Provides for the credentialing of health care providers providing telemedicine services. Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Bill.

S6970 - Sponsor Memo

S6970 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6970                                                  A. 9834

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             April 18, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, BRESLIN, O'MARA, RITCHIE, VALE-
  SKY -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on  Rural  Resources)
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Health

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A. BURLING, LIFTON, PALMESANO -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to the granting of
  hospital privileges to providers of telemedicine services

  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-u to read as follows:
  S 2805-U. CREDENTIALING AND PRIVILEGING OF HEALTH  CARE  PRACTITIONERS
PROVIDING TELEMEDICINE SERVICES. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "DISTANT SITE HOSPITAL" MEANS A HOSPITAL LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS
ARTICLE  OR  A HOSPITAL LICENSED BY ANOTHER STATE, THAT HAS ENTERED INTO
AN AGREEMENT WITH AN ORIGINATING HOSPITAL TO MAKE AVAILABLE ONE OR  MORE
HEALTH  CARE PRACTITIONERS THAT ARE MEMBERS OF ITS CLINICAL STAFF TO THE
ORIGINATING  HOSPITAL  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF   PROVIDING   TELEMEDICINE
SERVICES.    TO  QUALIFY AS A DISTANT SITE HOSPITAL FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
ARTICLE, A HOSPITAL LICENSED BY  ANOTHER  STATE  MUST  COMPLY  WITH  THE
FEDERAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING PARTICIPATION BY HOSPITALS IN MEDICARE.
  (B)  "HEALTH  CARE PRACTITIONER" SHALL MEAN A PERSON LICENSED PURSUANT
TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE, ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE-B, ONE HUNDRED
THIRTY-THREE, ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE, ONE HUNDRED  FORTY,  ONE  HUNDRED
FORTY-ONE,  ONE HUNDRED FORTY-THREE, ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR, ONE HUNDRED
FIFTY-THREE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR OR ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE  OF  THE
EDUCATION LAW, OR AS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  (C)  "ORIGINATING  HOSPITAL"  MEANS THE HOSPITAL AT WHICH A PATIENT IS
LOCATED AT THE TIME TELEMEDICINE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO HIM OR HER.
  (D) "TELEMEDICINE" MEANS THE DELIVERY OF CLINICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES
BY MEANS OF REAL TIME  TWO-WAY  ELECTRONIC  AUDIO-VISUAL  COMMUNICATIONS

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

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