senate Bill S7451

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Criminalizes acting as a runner or soliciting or employing a runner to procure patients or clients

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1229
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 21, 2012 referred to codes

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S7451 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9768A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§176.00 & 460.10, add §§176.75 - 176.85, Pen L; amd §700.05, CP L

S7451 - Summary

Criminalizes acting as a runner or soliciting or employing a runner to procure patients or clients.

S7451 - Sponsor Memo

S7451 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7451

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SKELOS,  GOLDEN, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the  penal  law  and  the  criminal  procedure  law,  in
  relation  to criminalizing acting as a runner or soliciting or employ-
  ing a runner to procure patients or clients

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

  Section  1.  Section 176.00 of the penal law is amended by adding four
new subdivisions 6, 7, 8 and 9 to read as follows:
  6. "PROVIDER" MEANS AN ATTORNEY, A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, AN  OWNER
OR  OPERATOR  OF  A  HEALTH  CARE  PRACTICE  OR FACILITY, ANY PERSON WHO
CREATES THE IMPRESSION THAT HE OR  SHE,  OR  HIS  OR  HER  PRACTICE  CAN
PROVIDE  LEGAL OR HEALTH CARE SERVICES, ANY PERSON EMPLOYED OR ACTING ON
BEHALF OF ANY  SUCH  PERSON,  OR  ANY  PERSON  PROVIDING  MANAGEMENT  OR
CONSULTING SERVICES TO ANY SUCH PERSON.
  7.  "PUBLIC  MEDIA" MEANS TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES, PROFESSIONAL DIRECTO-
RIES, NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER  PERIODICALS,  RADIO  AND  TELEVISION,  BILL-
BOARDS,  AND MAILED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
THAT DO NOT INVOLVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH A SPECIFIC  PROSPECTIVE  CLIENT,
PATIENT, OR CUSTOMER.
  8.  "RUNNER"  MEANS A PERSON WHO, FOR A PECUNIARY BENEFIT, PROCURES OR
ATTEMPTS TO PROCURE A CLIENT, PATIENT OR CUSTOMER AT THE  DIRECTION  OF,
REQUEST OF OR IN COOPERATION WITH A PROVIDER WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO SEEK TO
OBTAIN  BENEFITS UNDER A CONTRACT OF INSURANCE OR ASSERT A CLAIM AGAINST
AN INSURED OR AN INSURANCE CARRIER FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE CLIENT,
PATIENT OR CUSTOMER, OR TO OBTAIN  BENEFITS  UNDER  OR  ASSERT  A  CLAIM
AGAINST  A STATE OR FEDERAL HEALTH CARE BENEFITS PROGRAM OR PRESCRIPTION
DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.  "RUNNER" SHALL NOT INCLUDE (A)  A  PERSON  WHO
PROCURES  OR  ATTEMPTS  TO  PROCURE CLIENTS, PATIENTS OR CUSTOMERS FOR A
PROVIDER THROUGH PUBLIC MEDIA; (B) A PERSON WHO REFERS CLIENTS, PATIENTS
OR CUSTOMERS AS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY LAW; OR (C) A PERSON WHO, AS  AN
AGENT,  BROKER  OR  EMPLOYEE  OF  A  HEALTH  MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION AS
DEFINED IN SECTION FORTY-FOUR HUNDRED ONE  OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15939-01-2

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