senate Bill S4624A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the Nassau health care corporation to enter into contracts and arrangements providing for the creation and operation of a delivery system network

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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 23, 2013 signed chap.458
Oct 11, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1487
substituted for s4624a
Jun 20, 2013 substituted by a7993a
ordered to third reading cal.1487
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 17, 2013 print number 4624a
amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Apr 16, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S4624 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7993A
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3405, Pub Auth L

S4624 - Summary

Authorizes the Nassau health care corporation to enter into contracts and arrangements providing for the creation and operation of a health care delivery system network.

S4624 - Sponsor Memo

S4624 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4624

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing
  the Nassau health care corporation to enter into  agreements  for  the
  creation and operation of a health care delivery system network

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

  Section 1. Section 3405 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.  IN  THE  EXERCISE  OF THE FOREGOING SPECIAL POWERS ESTABLISHED IN
THIS SECTION AND THE GENERAL POWERS SET  FORTH  IN  SECTION  THIRTY-FOUR
HUNDRED  FOUR  OF THIS TITLE, THE CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED, IN CARRYING
OUT ITS HEALTHCARE  PURPOSES,  TO  ENGAGE  IN  ARRANGEMENTS,  CONTRACTS,
INFORMATION  SHARING  AND ACTIVITIES WITH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITIES AND
INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: JOINT VENTURES; JOINT NEGOTI-
ATIONS WITH PHYSICIANS, HOSPITALS AND PAYORS, WHETHER SUCH  NEGOTIATIONS
RESULT  IN  SEPARATE  OR  COMBINED AGREEMENTS; LEASES; AND/OR AGREEMENTS
WHICH INVOLVE DELIVERY SYSTEM NETWORK CREATION AND OPERATION,  IRRESPEC-
TIVE  OF  THE  COMPETITIVE  CONSEQUENCES  OF THE FOREGOING COLLABORATIVE
ACTIVITIES, AND  NOTWITHSTANDING  THAT  THEY  MAY  HAVE  THE  EFFECT  OF
DISPLACING  COMPETITION IN THE PROVISION OF HOSPITAL, PHYSICIAN OR OTHER
HEALTHCARE-RELATED SERVICES, SUCH THAT THE CORPORATION AND  THE  PRIVATE
ENTITIES  AND  INDIVIDUALS WITH WHICH IT COLLABORATES SHALL BE IMMUNIZED
FROM LIABILITY UNDER THE FEDERAL AND STATE ANTITRUST LAWS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10327-01-3

S4624A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7993A
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3405, Pub Auth L

S4624A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the Nassau health care corporation to enter into contracts and arrangements providing for the creation and operation of a health care delivery system network.

S4624A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4624A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4624--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and   Commissions  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation  to  authorizing
  the  Nassau  health  care corporation to enter into agreements for the
  creation and operation of a health care delivery system network

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

  Section  1.   Section 3401 of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. AS A FREE-STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, THE CORPORATION  IS
AT  A  COMPETITIVE  DISADVANTAGE IN THE CURRENT AND EMERGING HEALTH CARE
ENVIRONMENT, YET IT CANNOT BECOME PART OF A LARGER SYSTEM  OF  CORPORATE
ENTITIES WHILE MAINTAINING ITS PUBLIC STATUS. SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN
THE  PUBLIC  ASSETS  OF  THE CORPORATION AND ITS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE HIGH
QUALITY HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO MEDICALLY  UNDERSERVED  POPULATIONS  ARE
JEOPARDIZED  BY THE CORPORATION'S INABILITY TO COMPETE ON ITS OWN AND BY
POTENTIAL LIMITS ON ITS ABILITY TO COLLABORATE  WITH  OTHER  PUBLIC  AND
PRIVATE  PROVIDERS,  ENTITIES  AND INDIVIDUALS. THE STATE FINDS THAT THE
BENEFITS OF COLLABORATION BY THE CORPORATION OUTWEIGH ANY ADVERSE IMPACT
ON COMPETITION. THE BENEFITS OF THE CORPORATION'S COLLABORATIVE  EFFORTS
INCLUDE  PRESERVING  AND  EXPANDING  NEEDED  HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN ITS
PRIMARY SERVICE AREA; CONSOLIDATING UNNEEDED OR DUPLICATIVE HEALTH  CARE
SERVICES; ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF, AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO, HEALTH CARE
DELIVERED  TO  MEDICALLY  UNDERSERVED  POPULATIONS;  LOWERING  COSTS AND
IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES  IT  DELIVERS;  AND
ACHIEVING  IMPROVED REIMBURSEMENT FROM NON-GOVERNMENTAL PAYORS. BASED ON
THE FINDINGS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION, THE STATE  HEREBY  AFFIRMATIVELY
EXPRESSES  A  POLICY TO ALLOW THE CORPORATION TO ENGAGE IN COLLABORATIVE
ACTIVITIES CONSISTENT WITH ITS  HEALTH  CARE  PURPOSES,  NOTWITHSTANDING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10327-03-3

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