|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 06, 2014||referred to health|
assembly Bill A8979
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
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- Passed Senate
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A8979 (ACTIVE) - Details
A8979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8979 I N A S S E M B L Y March 6, 2014 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SCHIMMINGER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation to improper practices relating to staff membership or professional privileges of a physician and board certification THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2801-b of the public health law, as amended by chapter 605 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 1. It shall be an improper practice for the governing body of a hospi- tal to refuse to act upon an application for staff membership or profes- sional privileges or to deny or withhold from a physician, podiatrist, optometrist, dentist or licensed midwife staff membership or profes- sional privileges in a hospital, or to exclude or expel a physician, podiatrist, optometrist, dentist or licensed midwife from staff member- ship in a hospital or curtail, terminate or diminish in any way a physi- cian's, podiatrist's, optometrist's, dentist's or licensed midwife's professional privileges in a hospital, without stating the reasons therefor, or if the reasons stated are unrelated to standards of patient care, patient welfare, the objectives of the institution or the charac- ter or competency of the applicant. It shall be an improper practice for a governing body of a hospital to refuse to act upon an application or to deny or to withhold staff membership or professional privileges to a podiatrist based solely upon a practitioner's category of licensure. IT SHALL BE AN IMPROPER PRACTICE FOR A GOVERNING BODY OF A HOSPITAL TO REFUSE TO ACT UPON AN APPLICATION OR TO DENY OR TO WITHHOLD STAFF MEMBERSHIP OR PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGES OF A PHYSICIAN SOLELY BECAUSE SUCH PHYSICIAN IS NOT BOARD-CERTIFIED. S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 4406-d of the public health law, as amended by chapter 237 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (a) A health care plan shall, upon request, make available and disclose to health care professionals written application procedures and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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