senate Bill S4337A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires insurers and medical assistance for needy persons to provide coverage for the provision of telehealth services

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1245
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 23, 2014 print number 4337b
Jan 23, 2014 amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1342
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 03, 2013 print number 4337a
amend and recommit to health
Mar 21, 2013 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 17, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S4337A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 12, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S4337A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S4337 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221, 3229 & 4303, Ins L; amd §367-u, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6969A

S4337 - Summary

Requires insurers and medical assistance for needy persons to provide coverage for the provision of telehealth services.

S4337 - Sponsor Memo

S4337 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4337

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on
  Rural  Resources)  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
  to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the insurance law and the  social
  services law, in relation to the provision of telehealth services

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 2 of the  public  health  law  is
amended by adding five new paragraphs (o), (p), (q), (r) and (s) to read
as follows:
  (O)  DISTANT  SITE.  THE  TERM  "DISTANT SITE" MEANS A SITE AT WHICH A
HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IS LOCATED WHILE PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES  BY
MEANS OF A FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED AND INTEROPERA-
BLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
  (P)  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER.  THE  TERM "HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" MEANS A
PERSON LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE, ONE  HUNDRED
THIRTY-ONE-B,  ONE  HUNDRED  THIRTY-THREE,  ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE, ONE
HUNDRED FORTY, ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-ONE,  ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-THREE,  ONE
HUNDRED  FORTY-FOUR,  ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR OR
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW;  A  PHYSICIANS  PRACTICE
GROUP;  A  HOSPITAL;  A  CERTIFIED  HOME HEALTH AGENCY; A LONG TERM HOME
HEALTH CARE PROGRAM; AND  A LICENSED HOME CARE SERVICE AGENCY.
  (Q) ORIGINATING SITE. THE TERM "ORIGINATING  SITE"  MEANS  A  SITE  AT
WHICH A PATIENT IS LOCATED AT THE TIME HEALTH CARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED
TO  HIM  OR  HER  BY  MEANS  OF  A  FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
APPROVED AND INTEROPERABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
  (R) TELEHEALTH. THE TERM "TELEHEALTH" MEANS  THE  MODE  OF  DELIVERING
HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY MEANS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOL-
OGIES  CONSISTING  OF  TELEPHONES,  REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING DEVICES OR
OTHER ELECTRONIC  MEANS  WHICH  FACILITATE  THE  ASSESSMENT,  DIAGNOSIS,
CONSULTATION,  TREATMENT, EDUCATION, CARE MANAGEMENT AND SELF MANAGEMENT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02532-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S4337A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221, 3229 & 4303, Ins L; amd §367-u, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6969A

S4337A - Summary

Requires insurers and medical assistance for needy persons to provide coverage for the provision of telehealth services.

S4337A - Sponsor Memo

S4337A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4337--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  O'MARA,  RITCHIE,  ROBACH, VALESKY -- (at
  request of the Legislative Commission  on  Rural  Resources)  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, the insurance law and the social
  services law, in relation to the provision of telehealth services

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  1 of section 2 of the public health law is
amended by adding five new paragraphs (o), (p), (q), (r) and (s) to read
as follows:
  (O) DISTANT SITE. THE TERM "DISTANT SITE" MEANS  A  SITE  AT  WHICH  A
HEALTH  CARE PROVIDER IS LOCATED WHILE PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY
MEANS OF A FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED AND INTEROPERA-
BLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
  (P) HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. THE TERM  "HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER"  MEANS  A
PERSON  LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE, ONE HUNDRED
THIRTY-ONE-B, ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE,  ONE  HUNDRED  THIRTY-NINE,  ONE
HUNDRED  FORTY,  ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-ONE,  ONE  HUNDRED FORTY-THREE, ONE
HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE, ONE HUNDRED  FIFTY-FOUR  OR
ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE  OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW; A PHYSICIANS PRACTICE
GROUP; A HOSPITAL; A CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH  AGENCY;  A  LONG  TERM  HOME
HEALTH  CARE PROGRAM;  A FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER AS DEFINED IN
42 U.S.C. 1395X (AA)(4); AND  A LICENSED HOME CARE SERVICE AGENCY.
  (Q) ORIGINATING SITE. THE TERM "ORIGINATING  SITE"  MEANS  A  SITE  AT
WHICH A PATIENT IS LOCATED AT THE TIME HEALTH CARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED
TO  HIM  OR  HER  BY  MEANS  OF  A  FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
APPROVED AND INTEROPERABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
  (R) TELEHEALTH. THE TERM "TELEHEALTH" MEANS  THE  MODE  OF  DELIVERING
HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY MEANS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOL-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02532-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S4337B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221, 3229 & 4303, Ins L; amd §367-u, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6969A

S4337B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires insurers and medical assistance for needy persons to provide coverage for the provision of telehealth services.

S4337B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4337B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4337--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  O'MARA,  RITCHIE,  ROBACH, VALESKY -- (at
  request of the Legislative Commission  on  Rural  Resources)  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- 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, the insurance law and the social
  services law, in relation to the provision of telehealth services

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  1 of section 2 of the public health law is
amended by adding five new paragraphs (o), (p), (q), (r) and (s) to read
as follows:
  (O) DISTANT SITE. THE TERM "DISTANT SITE" MEANS  A  SITE  AT  WHICH  A
HEALTH  CARE PROVIDER IS LOCATED WHILE PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY
MEANS OF A FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED AND INTEROPERA-
BLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
  (P) HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. THE TERM  "HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER"  MEANS  A
PERSON  LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE, ONE HUNDRED
THIRTY-ONE-B, ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE,  ONE  HUNDRED  THIRTY-NINE,  ONE
HUNDRED  FORTY,  ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-ONE,  ONE  HUNDRED FORTY-THREE, ONE
HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE, ONE HUNDRED  FIFTY-FOUR  OR
ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE  OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW; A PHYSICIANS PRACTICE
GROUP; A HOSPITAL; A CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH  AGENCY;  A  LONG  TERM  HOME
HEALTH  CARE PROGRAM;  A FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER AS DEFINED IN
42 U.S.C. 1395X (AA)(4); AND  A LICENSED HOME CARE SERVICE AGENCY.
  (Q) ORIGINATING SITE. THE TERM "ORIGINATING  SITE"  MEANS  A  SITE  AT
WHICH A PATIENT IS LOCATED AT THE TIME HEALTH CARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02532-04-4

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