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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to local government|
|Jan 31, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S3262
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S3262 - Details
S3262 - Summary
Provides that authorities having control of a fire department or fire company which provide emergency medical services may establish fees and charges for services.
S3262 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3262 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the town law, in relation to authorizing fees and charges for emergency medical services PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill would allow fire departments to charge for emergency medical services provided. They are prohibited from doing so at this time. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 209-b (4) of the General Municipal Law to remove the prohibition of fire department emergency medical billing. This bill also amends Section 122-b (1)(e) of the General Municipal Law and Section 184(1) of the town law in order to authorize contracting with fire department emergency medical service units. JUSTIFICATION: Paragraph 4 of section 209-b of the General Municipal Law prohibits any ambulance service, which is run as part of a fire department, from charging a fee for such service. Every other emergency medical provider in the state is allowed to charge for such service. If enacted, this bill would simply allow fire departments to recover costs for services rendered. The ever increasing costs of state mandates, coupled with increases in equipment and personnel costs have led many municipality and volunteer ambulance providers to charge for this very costly service. If the ambulance is provided
S3262 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 3262 A. 4113 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 31, 2013 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern- ment IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. BRINDISI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the town law, in relation to authorizing fees and charges for emergency medical services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 209-b of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 718 of the laws of 1958, is amended to read as follows: 4. Fees and charges [prohibited] AUTHORIZED. Emergency and general ambulance service, INCLUDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE THOUSAND ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, authorized pursuant to this section [shall] MAY be furnished without cost to the person served; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE AUTHORITIES HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY THAT HAVE AUTHORIZED SUCH FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICE OR SERVICES MAY FIX A SCHEDULE OF FEES OR CHARGES TO BE PAID BY PERSONS REQUESTING SUCH SERVICE OR SERVICES. THE AUTHORITIES HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY MAY PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF FEES AND CHARGES OR MAY FORMU- LATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE COLLECTION THEREOF BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY. WHEN FEES AND CHARGES ARE AUTHORIZED PURSU- ANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FEES AND CHARGES COLLECTED SHALL BE DISBURSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A WRITTEN CONTRACT ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE AUTHORITY HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY ITSELF. The acceptance by any fireman of any personal remuneration or gratuity, directly or indirectly, from a EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02803-01-3
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