|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jun 10, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 11, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S3690
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3690 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S3690 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requirements for collective negotiations by health care providers with certain health benefit plans PURPOSE: This bill is designed to restore fairness in the contracting process between health care providers and large managed care plans by allowing such providers to join together to negotiate contract provisions. This legislation would not authorize strikes of health bene- fit plans by health care providers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 is a statement of legislative intent that states that the legislature finds it appropriate and necessary to authorize collective negotiations on patient care issues and on fee-related and other issues where it determines that health plans have an undue advantage negotiat- ing the terms of contracts with health care providers. The legislative intent clarifies that the act is not intended to apply or affect collec- tive bargaining relationships involving health care providers who are employees or rights relating to collective bargaining arising under applicable federal/state collective bargaining statutes. Section 2 cites the bill as the Health Care Consumer and Provider Protection Act.
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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