senate Bill S2183

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain health care professionals licensed to practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 14, 2013 referred to health

S2183 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2359
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5412A, A7749A

S2183 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes certain health care professionals licensed to practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical.

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BILL NUMBER:S2183

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize certain health care professionals
licensed to practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in
connection with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical; and provid-
ing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to author-
ize certain health care professionals licensed to practice in other
jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection with an event
sanctioned by Remote Area Medical.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill notwithstanding any inconsist-
ent provision of the law allows any person who is licensed to practi-
tioner in designated fields the ability to provide professional services
without first being licensed with title 8 of the education law. Services
will only be provided during the time period specified by Remote Area
Medical.

JUSTIFICATION: The access to high quality health care services is a
concern of all New Yorkers. Access to such services is severely limited
for some residents of this state due to high cost of medical procedures
and now with the cuts to Medicare in New York State even more help is
needed in helping the lower and middle class. The mobile health clinic
began in 1985 serving undeveloped countries and later rural America.
Remote Area Medical provides various medical services to people who are
unable to gain access. They have provided services in New Orleans after
Hurricane Katrina. California has implemented similar legislation allow-
ing Remote Area Medical access to its citizens in need of care after
their reduction in Medicaid services for the Poor and the noticeable
increased deductibles and co-payments that have recently been associated
with employer-sponsored insurance programs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.5412A of 2012: Referred to Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire
and be deemed repealed December 31, 2014:

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

                                  2183

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to authorize certain health care professionals licensed to  prac-
  tice  in  other  jurisdictions to practice in this state in connection
  with an event sanctioned by Remote Area Medical; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision of law, any
person who is licensed to practice as a physician,  physician's  assist-
ant, massage therapist, physical therapist, chiropractor, dentist, opto-
metrist,  nurse,  nurse  practitioner  or podiatrist in another state or
territory, who is in good standing in such state or  territory  and  who
has  been  appointed  by  Remote  Area  Medical  to provide professional
services at an event in this state sanctioned by  Remote  Area  Medical,
may  provide  such professional services at a Remote Area Medical Clinic
in New York City without first being licensed pursuant to the provisions
of title 8 of the education law. Such services shall  be  provided  only
during the time period of December 1 through December 31, 2014.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, 2014.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02731-01-3

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