senate Bill S3926A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires general hospitals to provide notice to patients placed in observation services and explain the implications thereof

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 21, 2013 signed chap.397
Oct 09, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.256
substituted for a7257a
referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2013 amended on third reading 3926a
May 06, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2013 1st report cal.477
Feb 27, 2013 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

S3926 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7257A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-w, Pub Health L

S3926 - Summary

Requires general hospitals to provide notice to patients placed in observation services and explain the implications thereof.

S3926 - Sponsor Memo

S3926 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3926

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 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 patient notice  of
  the provision of observation services

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2805-v to read as follows:
  S  2805-V.  PATIENT  NOTICE  OF OBSERVATION SERVICES. 1. EVERY GENERAL
HOSPITAL SHALL PROVIDE PATIENTS WHO ARE PLACED INTO OBSERVATION SERVICES
WITH A VERBAL AND WRITTEN NOTICE WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF SUCH PLACE-
MENT THAT THE PATIENT IS NOT ADMITTED  TO  THE  HOSPITAL  AND  IS  UNDER
OBSERVATION  STATUS. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE SIGNED BY THE PATIENT OR THEIR
LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT AND SHALL INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT
BE LIMITED TO, INFORMATION AND AN EXPLANATION OF:
  (A) WHEN THE OBSERVATION SERVICES BEGAN;
  (B) HOW OBSERVATION STATUS MAY AFFECT THE PATIENT'S MEDICARE, MEDICAID
AND/OR  PRIVATE  INSURANCE  COVERAGE  FOR THE CURRENT HOSPITAL SERVICES,
INCLUDING MEDICATIONS AND OTHER  PHARMACEUTICAL  SUPPLIES,  AS  WELL  AS
COVERAGE FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT DISCHARGE TO A SKILLED NURSING FACILITY; AND
  (C)  WHO THE PATIENT CAN CONTACT TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS
OF BEING PLACED IN OBSERVATION STATUS.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP AND MAKE AVAILABLE A STANDARD NOTICE
FORM AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS  OF  THE  EFFECTIVE
DATE  OF  THIS SECTION TO BE USED BY ALL GENERAL HOSPITALS AND SIGNED BY
PATIENTS PLACED IN OBSERVATION STATUS AFTER THAT DATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05275-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S3926A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7257A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-w, Pub Health L

S3926A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires general hospitals to provide notice to patients placed in observation services and explain the implications thereof.

S3926A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3926A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3926--A
    Cal. No. 477

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to patient notice of
  the provision of observation services

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2805-w to read as follows:
  S 2805-W. PATIENT NOTICE OF OBSERVATION  SERVICES.  1.  EVERY  GENERAL
HOSPITAL SHALL PROVIDE PATIENTS WHO ARE PLACED INTO OBSERVATION SERVICES
BY  SUCH GENERAL HOSPITAL WITH AN ORAL AND WRITTEN NOTICE WITHIN TWENTY-
FOUR HOURS OF SUCH PLACEMENT THAT THE PATIENT IS  NOT  ADMITTED  TO  THE
HOSPITAL  AND  IS UNDER OBSERVATION STATUS. SUCH WRITTEN NOTICE SHALL BE
SIGNED BY THE PATIENT OR THE PATIENT'S LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE TO  ACKNOWL-
EDGE  RECEIPT  AND  SHALL  INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION:
  (A) A STATEMENT THAT OBSERVATION STATUS MAY AFFECT THE PATIENT'S MEDI-
CARE, MEDICAID AND/OR PRIVATE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE CURRENT  HOSPI-
TAL  SERVICES,  INCLUDING MEDICATIONS AND OTHER PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLIES,
AS WELL AS COVERAGE FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT DISCHARGE TO  A  SKILLED  NURSING
FACILITY OR HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED CARE; AND
  (B)  THAT  THE  PATIENT  SHOULD  CONTACT  HIS OR HER INSURANCE PLAN TO
BETTER UNDERSTAND  THE  IMPLICATIONS  OF  BEING  PLACED  IN  OBSERVATION
STATUS.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP AND MAKE AVAILABLE GUIDANCE ON THE
NOTICE AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, except that subdivision 1
of section 2805-w of the public health law, as added by section  one  of
this  act,  shall  take effect on the ninetieth day after this act shall
have become a law.

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