senate Bill S3975A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the good samaritan ambulance act of 2014 to allow the provision of ambulance services outside of an agency's primary territory in emergencies

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Feb 10, 2014 print number 3975a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Mar 01, 2013 referred to health

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S3975 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4598A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3001 & 3010, Pub Health L

S3975 - Summary

Enacts the good samaritan ambulance act of 2014 to allow the provision of ambulance services outside of an agency's primary territory in emergencies.

S3975 - Sponsor Memo

S3975 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3975

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 enacting the  good
  samaritan ambulance act of 2013

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  "the  good
samaritan ambulance act of 2013".
  S  2. Section 3001 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22. "OPERATE" MEANS WITH RESPECT TO AN AMBULANCE RECEIVING PATIENTS.
  S 3. Subdivision 1 of section  3010  of  the  public  health  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  588  of  the  laws  of 1993, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Every ambulance service certificate or  statement  of  registration
issued  under  this  article  shall specify the primary territory within
which the ambulance service shall be permitted to operate. An  ambulance
service  shall receive patients only within the primary territory speci-
fied on its ambulance service certificate or statement of  registration,
except: (a) when receiving a patient which it initially transported to a
facility  or location outside its primary territory; (b) as required for
the fulfillment of a mutual aid agreement  authorized  by  the  regional
council; (c) upon express approval of the department and the appropriate
regional  emergency medical services council for a maximum of sixty days
if necessary to meet an  emergency  need;  provided  that  in  order  to
continue such operation beyond the sixty day maximum period necessary to
meet  an emergency need, the ambulance service must satisfy the require-
ments of this article, regarding determination of public need and  spec-
ification  of the primary territory on the ambulance service certificate
or statement of registration; [or] (d) an ambulance service or  advanced
life  support  first  response  service organization formed to serve the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07744-01-3

S3975A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4598A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3001 & 3010, Pub Health L

S3975A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the good samaritan ambulance act of 2014 to allow the provision of ambulance services outside of an agency's primary territory in emergencies.

S3975A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3975A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3975--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the good
  samaritan ambulance act of 2014

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall  be  known and may be cited as "the good
samaritan ambulance act of 2014".
  S 2. Section 3001 of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22. "OPERATE" MEANS WITH RESPECT TO AN AMBULANCE RECEIVING PATIENTS.
  S  3.  Subdivision  1  of  section  3010  of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 588 of the laws  of  1993,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  Every  ambulance  service certificate or statement of registration
issued under this article shall specify  the  primary  territory  within
which  the ambulance service shall be permitted to operate. An ambulance
service shall receive patients only within the primary territory  speci-
fied  on its ambulance service certificate or statement of registration,
except: (a) when receiving a patient which it initially transported to a
facility or location outside its primary territory; (b) as required  for
the  fulfillment  of  a  mutual aid agreement authorized by the regional
council; (c) upon express approval of the department and the appropriate
regional emergency medical services council for a maximum of sixty  days
if  necessary  to  meet  an  emergency  need;  provided that in order to
continue such operation beyond the sixty day maximum period necessary to
meet an emergency need, the ambulance service must satisfy the  require-
ments  of this article, regarding determination of public need and spec-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07744-02-4

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