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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S3354
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3354 - Details
S3354 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3354 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to special provisions of the not-for-profit sales PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would repeal a portion of section eight hundred two of the general business law to permit the for-profit sale of hearing aids by physicians. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would amend the general busi- ness law by a portion of section eight hundred two of the general busi- ness law to permit the for-profit sale of hearing aids by physicians. Section 1 of the bill repeals a portion of section eight hundred two of the general business law to permit the for-profit sale of hearing aids by physicians. Section 2 of the bill provides that the bill shall take effect imme- diately. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, physicians are prohibited by section eight hundred two of the general business law to sell hearing aids for a profit. This prohibition, however, dates back to the mid-seventies, a time in which even hearing aid dealers were prohibited by law from sell- ing hearing aids without a referral from a physician. Since that time, the law has changed as has the practice of medicine and otolaryngology.
S3354 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3354 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to special provisions of the not-for-profit sales THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 802 of the general business law, as added by chap- ter 599 of the laws of 1998, subdivision 1 as designated and subdivision 2 as added by chapter 301 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: S 802. Special provisions[; not-for-profit sales]. 1. [No otolaryn- gologist or other licensed physician who has conducted a medical evalu- ation of hearing loss shall engage in the business of dispensing hearing aids for a profit.] No otolaryngologist or other licensed physician who has dispensed a hearing aid shall refuse or fail to perform repairs or service on any hearing aid that they have dispensed. 2. Every licensed physician who engages in the dispensing of hearing aids in compliance with the provisions of this section shall be required to comply with sections seven hundred ninety-one, seven hundred ninety- eight and eight hundred three of this article, in addition to compliance with this section. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06413-01-3
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