senate Bill S3690

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the health care consumer and provider protection act relating to collective negotiations by health care providers with certain health care plans

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jun 10, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Feb 11, 2013 referred to health

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Jun 10, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S3690
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committee
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Nay
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S3690 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5692
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 49 Title III ยงยง4920 - 4929, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3186A, A2474A
2009-2010: S2886, A4301B

S3690 - Summary

Enacts provisions relating to collective negotiations by health care providers with certain health care plans; applies to health benefit plans that provide benefits for medical or surgical expenses incurred as a result of a health condition, accident or sickness, including an individual, group, blanket or franchise insurance policy or insurance agreement offered by certain enumerated entities.

S3690 - Sponsor Memo

S3690 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3690

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  requirements  for
  collective  negotiations  by health care providers with certain health
  benefit plans

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

  Section 1. Statement of legislative intent. The legislature finds that
collective  negotiation by competing health care providers for the terms
and conditions of contracts with health plans can result  in  beneficial
results  for  health  care  consumers.  The  legislature  further  finds
instances where health plans dominate the market to such a  degree  that
fair  and  adequate  negotiations  between health care providers and the
plans are adversely affected, so that it is necessary and appropriate to
provide for a system of collective  action  on  behalf  of  health  care
providers. Consequently, the legislature finds it appropriate and neces-
sary  to  displace  competition  with regulation of health plan-provider
agreements and authorize collective negotiations on the terms and condi-
tions of the relationship between health  care  plans  and  health  care
providers  so  the imbalances between the two will not result in adverse
conditions of health care. This act is  not  intended  to  apply  to  or
affect  in  any  respect collective bargaining relationships which arise
under applicable federal or state collective bargaining statutes.
  S 2. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as  the  "health  care
consumer and provider protection act".
  S  3.  Article  49 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
title III to read as follows:
                                TITLE III
                 COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS BY HEALTH CARE
                    PROVIDERS WITH HEALTH CARE PLANS
SECTION 4920. DEFINITIONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08691-01-3

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