assembly Bill A4597

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Feb 06, 2013 referred to codes

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A4597 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3033
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§176.00 & 460.10, add §§176.75 - 176.85, Pen L; amd §700.05, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9768, S7451
2015-2016: A862, S2131, S7051
2017-2018: A1901, S424
2019-2020: A4599

A4597 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A4597 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4597

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINAN-
  TI, RAIA -- read once and referred 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08465-01-3

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